Innovation has always been intrinsic to the Proef Group's DNA. Since its inception, the company has always shown a great propensity to turn good ideas into great solutions.

Proef Engineering has always been focused on solving the challenges brought by clients, either in developing new products, or reinventing work processes. 

"The best way to predict the future is by creating it"

Proef Engineering Innovation Department actively contributes for the development of future solutions, continuously monitoring the market and seeking trends that may become opportunities.

National and European level research projects
By identifying projects related to its development focus, Proef Engineering completes its contact network with the best international partners, promoting knowledge and experience sharing, gathering value and know-how.

In 2015 the Proef Group embraced its first European project - Selfnet. Integrated in Horizon 2020, this project aims to develop an artificial intelligence layer over the future 5G network, enhancing concepts such as Software Defined Networks (SDN), Network Function Virtualization (NFV) and Self Organizing Networks (SON).

Connection with the Innovation Ecosystem
Proef Engineering is devoted to actively work on fostering close ties with research centres, universities, and startup incubators and accelerators. This is a way for the company to broaden and enhance its ability to innovate: either by the opportunities of being in touch with new product ideas and solutions that can be used in its reality, either by contacting with new ways of thinking that stimulate resilience.

Development and application of market-driven solutions
This was the starting point and remains the ultimate goal: adding value to clients.
Proef Engineering is focused on developing solutions for specific problems of the client's routine, bridging the gap between captured value, previously mentioned vectors, and the market reality.

Information and Communication Technologies
The recent focus on ICT markets broadened Proef Engineering's spectrum of activity. More than an expert in infrastructure engineering solutions, Proef Engineering is proud to convey its growth in the value chain, presently providing increasingly comprehensive solutions and platforms. 

Some of its current focal points on Innovation are:
  • 4G / 5G;
  • Virtualization Networks > SDN – Software Defined Networks, NFV – Network Function Virtualization;
  • SON – Self Organizing Network;
  • IoT – Internet of Things.
  • Smart Cities;
  • Smart Grids;
  • Energy Efficiency;
  • Mobility;
  • Resilient Networks.