Hidromod, Modelação em Engenharia, Lda, (HIDROMOD) is a Portuguese technical consulting company which develops and applies technical software for environment and engineering purposes.
HIDROMOD was created in 1992 as a spin-off of the University group where its associates completed their PhD degrees. Since the beginning, the main objective of the company was to promote the relations between the University and the Industry by taking advantage of the know-how produced in the University. This link to the Investigation group, together with the high technical skills of its collaborators, gave it the possibility to maintain until today a high technological level, most of the time using tools (models, graphical packages, databases, gis, etc) developed within the group.
This aspect is one of the most distinguished features of the company, once the deep knowledge of the tools that are used guarantees, for one side that they are not used as a black boxes and, for another side, that any particularity of a given problem is rapidly solved by introducing the required additional skills in the tools.
The capability to maintain the necessary continuous updating of the company’s know-how is assured by:
- Integration of people with experience and deep knowledge of the tools;
- Transference of the products developed in the University;
- Participation in R&D projects to maintain a share of development inside the company.