ISQ is an independent, private, non-profitable, technical, scientific and industrial oriented organization founded in 1965. ISQ main activities include engineering, consultancy, technical inspections, testing, training, R&D and Innovation in a range of areas as Materials, Environmental Technologies, Health and Safety, Energy, Metrology, Quality Assurance, Industrial Automation and Robotics, Structural integrity and Risk assessment and in a wide range of markets in Europe and Abroad. ISQ know-how is supported by a network of more than 20 accredited laboratories and a large involvement in National, European and International R&D projects. ISQ is nowadays a group owing 37 companies in Portugal and abroad. ISQ owns a particular position in the national scenario where it acts as an interface entity, promoting liaisons among different stakeholders, either academia, industry, regulators, legislators and others.