Northern Portugal stands out in the international innovation ecosystem and INEGI follows trend

16-09-2019
The publication "Porto & Northern Portugal: A Magnet for Investment" recently released by InvestPorto reveals that, since 2016, Northern Portugal is the Portuguese region that has attracted the most foreign investment. This internationalization trajectory is also a reality at INEGI, where 20% of turnover in 2018 resulted from partnerships with foreign companies and entities.

"The reality at INEGI, considered by the publication as one of the ‘leading research institutes’ in the field of engineering, mirrors and contributes to the dynamism of our innovation ecosystem. Among our customers and partners we name, for example, the European Space Agency, Airbus, Embraer, Vestas, Bosch, Zollern, and MIT, among others. Technology-based innovation is increasingly an international collaborative effort, not only among R&I entities, but also with the industrial fabric of various countries", says INEGI President, Alcibíades Guedes.

In addition to the increasing exposure to projects with partners from around the globe, INEGI is also present in several European cooperation networks, including the European Association of Research and Technology Organizations (EARTO) and the European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST), which has leveraged its innovation in a European context.

The city where INEGI is based stands out internationally, says the publication, for its competitiveness and innovation in a large number of sectors, including "ICT, Advanced Engineering, Technologies and Materials, Creative Industries, Health and Life Sciences, and Mobility Industries". It also notes that "Europe leads the way in foreign investment in the region, with France (46% of the total) standing out, followed by Germany (13%), Spain and Switzerland (8%)".

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