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1 Belfast, September 2010 The Information Society and ITC in Portugal Conference Doing Business in Portugal

2 Index Portugal – Innovation in IT An Attractive Market Believing in the Information Society International Partners The Portuguese ITC Market Solutions and Portuguese Companies Portugal – a Network of Reference Portugal – Innovation in IT

3 Portugal - Innovation in IT

4 Portugal was the first country in Europe to have geographical infra-structures on the web. Portugal Digital, exhibited at Expo- 98, allowing visitors to fly over Portugal and consult geo-reference databases well before Google Earth and Microsoft Virtual Earth. 3.5% of the 1.5 billion people that use pre-paid mobiles, are using Portuguese technology from the PT Inovação. Portugal is the pioneer in electronic systems for the management of motorways. The Via Verde (automatic on-line payment system) processes more that 500 thousand daily transactions on tolls, petrol stations and car parks. If you are one of the 3 million passengers that use the London Underground, or the train in the Netherlands, Norway, Denmark or Finland, you are using Portuguese technology. The planning and management of these resources are developed by Siscog. Portugal – Innovation in IT Did you know?

5 In 2007 the Schengen Agreement was made available to a further 8 countries joining the EU. The suppression of immigration controls were going to be postponed due to problems connected with the Schengen Information System, however, the Portuguese company, Critical Software, found a transitional solution, SISone4all. Technology from the Portuguese company ISA has increased the logistic and energy efficiency of airline companies at the San Sebastian, Valladolid and Reus airports. If you need the health services from Saint Lucas Andreas Hospital in Amsterdam, or in the SEARCH centre in Alaska, or in Penang Adventist Hospital in Malaysia or in hundreds of health centres throughout the world, your medical records are processed by Portuguese software created by Alert. Portugal – Innovation in IT Did you know?

6 Portugal – An Attractive Market

7 Overseas companies believe in Portugal Bell Labs

8 Percentage of Internet users Believing in the Information Society 26% 87% 91% 97% 6th Form Higher Education Student population 19th place in the EU 27 5th place in the EU 27 European Average = 67% 10th place in the EU 27 European Average = 89% 8th place in the EU 27 European Average = 94% Secondary education or less Source: A Sociedade de Informação em Portugal 2008, INE, UMIC,ANACOM, GEPE,GPEARI Note: Age range from 16 to 74 considered

9 International Cooperation

10 In 2006 the Portuguese Government started several international partnerships combining Portuguese universities and leading world institutions in the scientific investigations area. Massachussets Institute of TechnologyMassachussets Institute of Technology – The MIT Portugal Programme was launched in 2006, focusing on Engineering Systems. In Portugal it involves 6 universiities,6 associated laboratories and 1 state laboratory, also including companies such as VW-Autoeuropa, EADS-CASA and 18 Portuguese companies. UTAustin|Portugal ProgrammeUTAustin|Portugal Programme – Launched in 2007. It includes the creation of an International Virtual Institute, the International Collaboration for Emerging Technologies, CoLab. Involving 15 universities, 3 associated laboratories, 4 science and technology parks and 9 SMEs in Portugal. Partnerships for the future

11 Carnegie-Mellon UniversityCarnegie-Mellon University – The CMU Portugal Programme signed in 2006, for the ITC area. Involves 11 universities, 4 associated laboratories and companies such as: Portugal Telecom, Novabase, Siemens and 15 companies based in the technological area of ITC. An ambitious programme of Luso-Spanish cooperation in Nano Technologies was initiated and Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia in Braga was founded – a project between Portugal and Spain, with activities centred in the nano-science and nano-technology area.Laboratório Ibérico Internacional de Nanotecnologia International Cooperation Partnerships for the future

12 In the changing process of innovation, the Living Labs are a new institutional way of promoting more interactivity of scientific investigation, technological development and company innovation. Therefore creating ways of validating ideas and experiments of prototypes tested in every day situations by end users. These communities cover, not only SMEs but also large cooperation's such as Nokia, IBM and SAP. The European network of Living Labs was created in November 2006 and Portugal is the second country of this network with the most Living Labs: Madeira Living Lab, Tecnopólo da Madeira S. João Madeira Industrial Living Lab, headed by Sanjotec, Creative Media Lab Rener, from INTELI, Living Lab Minho, from Universidade do Minho Eco Living Lab, in Chamusca International Cooperation Living Labs in Portugal

13 . International Cooperation Living Labs in Portugal

14 The Portuguese ITC Market

15 . Living Labs in Portugal Source: Study on the Software and Computer Services in Portugal, DPPRI, MAOTDR Software and Computer Services 218,9 294,3 286,214,065,6829,4 1.247,9 x Value of trade in 2007, millions of euros No of companies, employees and value of trade

16 The Portuguese ITC Market Source: Study on the Software and Computer Services in Portugal, DPPRI, MAOTDR Software and Computer Services Employment by levels of number of workers

17 Solutions and Portuguese companies

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19 …and many others for you to get to know after your visit Solutions and Portuguese companies

20 Relevant sectors: Space exploration technology Defence systems, management and transport control Management resources in railway companies; Electronic systems for the management of motorways, Telemetric and urban home automation Health Education Telecommunications Geo-referencing Integrated information management Various business applications Technology for the property, Trade and Tourism sector Interactive solutions Integrated solution in multimedia communication Security Electronic trade Contact centres Public information desk systems Navigation Servers Electronic certification Solution in critical trade areas Media Centres Electronic Internet platforms Solutions and Portuguese companies

21 Portugal – A Network of Reference

22 A competitive player in the global technological market Nearshore of reference for the installation of service centres and development of sophisticated technologies Test market for new solutions and products for the world market A Network Country, with 10 million inhabitants, 5 million Portuguese citizens throughout the world, 200 million Portuguese speakers and excellent political and strategic relations with all major areas of the world A country with public policies focused on competitive factors and human potential and a mobilized society with new solutions. A privileged location for making the most of opportunities that more and more people are discovering and using Portugal – A Network of Reference Our vision of Portugal

23 BERNARDO IVO CRUZ Thank you Portuguese Business Development Agency 11, Belgrave Square trade.london@portugalglobal.pt London SW1X 8PP Phone: +44.(0)2072016666


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