ESI is a spin-off of the University of Minho created to support companies, making them more competitive and profitable. ESI carries out R&D projects to improve industrial processes and create equipment, applying know-how and imagination to the service of innovation.

He holds a Graduate Degree and Master’s in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minho. In 2007, founded ESI with Luís Leitão and Reinaldo Ribeiro. Together, they also founded Behind Solutions, in 2015, and Dental & Engineering Innovation, in 2016. Born in Oporto, he is passionate about motorcycles, photography, cinema, music and art. Loves to travel, get to know different cultures and realities.

Gil Sousa, Co-founder and Commercial Director ESI

What is entrepreneurship?
Having a concrete idea and carrying it out in the best possible way, creating value.
What was the most difficult?
Convincing potential customers to invest in our ideas, at a time when we didn’t yet have a portfolio of projects completed.

Numbers and facts

Value Proposition
The company develops exclusive R&D projects, adapted to each client, which allow its partners to achieve high levels of competitiveness while safeguarding the quality of their processes and products.

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