RI-TE, Lda. is a Portuguese startup, spin-off from the University of Aveiro, whose main activity is the R&D of systems and instrumentation for radiation detection and imaging.

Current efforts are focused on a preclinical PET scanner with an intelligent acquisition method that allows a dramatic reduction in the number of radiation detection cells, resulting in a much lower manufacturing cost, while achieving great imaging performance, with high spatial resolution and uniformity.

Our mission is to DEMOCRATIZE ACCESS TO PET TECHNOLOGY, making it affordable to:

- Biomedical research centers performing preclinical small animal imaging research (e.g. tests of new drugs and therapies for cancer or neurodegenerative diseases);

- Universities and Health Technology Schools teaching and training nuclear medicine professionals.


February 2018

High quality images of mice brain!



Highly skilled and experienced

Filipe Castro

Co-founder & CEO

João Veloso


Martim Guedes


Ana Luisa Silva


Pedro Correia


Pedro Encarnação

Physics Engineer

Fabiana Rodrigues

Biomedical Engineer


RI-TE offers world-class PET technology products for any institution in the fields of Nuclear Medicine, Radiopharmacy, Medical Imaging and associated instrumentation.


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Total Body PET conference 2018

RI-TE participated in the Total Body PET conference 2018, organized by Ghent University and Ghent University Hospital (June 30 - July 2 at Ghent, Belgium). Click here for more information.

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Startup Olè 2018

RI-TE participated and exhibited at Startup Olè 2018 (Salamanca, April 17-19), where it was selected to pitch before the king of Spain and the president of Portugal!

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20ª Feira do Empreendedor

RI-TE participated and exhibited at the 20th Entrepreneur Fair (Porto, Nov. 23-25).

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Web Summit

RI-TE participated and exhibited at Web Summit 2017 (Lisbon, Nov. 6-9).


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EIT Health Catapult

RI-TE was a medtech semifinalist of EIT Health Catapult 2018 competition, receiving expert mentorship and smart money from EIT Health. Furthermore, our team was awarded a 3rd place at EIT Joint Grand Final in Budapest, November 2018.

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Internet+ China

RI-TE received the golden award among 60 teams in the International Track of the 4th China "Internet+" Innovation and Entrepreneurship Competition in Xiamen and silver award in the 1st "Internet+" between China and Portuguese Language Countries in Macau, October 2018.

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European Commission

RI-TE has received the Horizon 2020 seal of excellence following evaluation by an international panel of independent experts, of project proposal "iPET" submitted under SME instrument phase 2 call (Nov. 2017).

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Venture Cup

RI-TE won the HealthTech category of Venture Cup Portugal 2017 (Porto, June 30) and participated in the University Startup World Cup 2017 (Copenhagen, Sep. 18-22), receiving the Best Customer Focus HealthTech award.

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European Union (PT2020)

RI-TE has been funded under the operational programme Centro 2020, supported by the European Structural and Investment Funds (ESIF), to lead the execution of R&D project "EasyPET", in co-promotion with the Portuguese Universities of Aveiro (UA) and Coimbra (UC). Visit the project webpage for more information.

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ANJE Startup Accelerator (ASA)

RI-TE team participated in ANJE (Portuguese National Association of Young Entrepreneurs) Startup Accelerator Program in 2015, being awarded with an installation prize.

Startup League

RI-TE is sponsored by the Startup League.

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