Start your Portuguese experience
On the West Coast of Europe, Portugal is one of the countries that has seen the most change over the past 30 years. Our traditional qualities of adaptability, flexibility and warm welcoming still our main DNA, but the country has also became innovative and internationally recognized. From Renewable Energies to Information and Communication Technologies the country is leading in a diversified range of sectors inspiring Global Brands to invest in Portugal, and buy innovative products or solutions from leading Portuguese companies.
aicep Portugal Global your reliable partner
If doing business with Portugal is already in your agenda, allow us to introduce you to aicep Portugal Global. Your reliable partner and “one stop-shop”, a public business entity that helps you go forward with your business. Whether you are planning to invest in Portugal or buy our products and services we will be glad to help. [+]
Start your company online
Now that you have an overview of our country and the tools available to help you with your business you may like to see for yourself why Portugal is an award winning country when it comes to e-government. A company takes just 46 minutes to be created and the process is at the reach of your fingertips.
The Portal da Empresa offers the finest information and government services specially directed to the dealing community. This website will guide you quickly through all needed legal steps to set up a business. You may even start a company online.
Defend your property rights
Because the success of your business is very important, and depends a great deal on how unique it is, National Institute of Industrial Property (INPI) works to grant the protection of property rights on a national and international level. INPI supports the country’s capacity to innovate, as well as to ensure that competition is fair. To secure your industrial property rights over a Trademark, Patent or Design you may register them online to defend these valuable assets.
Get your Portuguese domain
If you have already started your business and protected your industrial rights this may be the time to show your company to the world from a “Portuguese web window”. After registering your Trademark at INPI you can verify if there is any similar brand and request your Portuguese domain online. Since your operating from Portugal it makes sense to have a Portuguese internet address.
Looking for an office?
Looking for an office? To buy or to lease? Working on a nationwide basis you can find several companies to assist you in finding the best office locations at competitive prices. CBRE, Cushman & Wakefield and ABACUS, just to name a few, are some of the Building Consultancy companies that you may consider when looking for office spaces in Portugal. And if you are also looking for properties for your company expats it may be useful to consult APEMI, the Real Estate Companies.
Global Find…the best location
If your project is a little bigger to fit into an office, you may be looking for something different like a plot in a developed park. In this case let us introduce you to Global Find. A powerful tool that helps you find the best location to implement your project based on your predefined requirements. This tool allows you to search industrial or logistic spots that best fits your project needs and has also the ability to compare some of the locations spotted.
As you can see Portugal has a great business environment and innovative tools to get your business started. Without leaving your office, you can perform almost all needed steps online to put your business on track. But…There are still a few things we are not able to provide to you online. The warmth and hospitality of Portuguese people, the flavour of Portuguese cuisine, the taste of Portuguese wines and our breathtaking landscapes can only be experienced “onsite”. That’s why we are awaiting your visit, with open arms, whether you’re coming on a business trip, with some time to leisure, or if you’re coming with your family to Visit Portugal.