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Welcome to Portugal 

Welcome to Portugal


Portugal, one of the world’s most ancient nations, is experiencing extensive and dynamic changes. From the fifteenth to the seventeenth century, Portuguese discoveries were responsible for important advances in technology, nautical sciences, cartography, astronomy and ship building. Five centuries later, Portugal is writing new pages of its history.


Our country is the homeland of companies that develop some of the finest technologies that are impacting our world. Some examples are the following: Portuguese technologies permit the owners of electric cars to be informed, by a text message, of the need to recharge their cars. Solar roof tiles that absorb the sun rays that heat your house water. The production of the world's most efficient clean energy wind tower. Software that allows you to purchase a ticket, by mobile phone, at the movie theatre of your choice.


Portugal's profile also goes beyond innovation. It is also made of recognition that some of the best traditional products have our country as a birthplace. For example, Portuguese wine brands and olive oil brands are among the best in the world.


But a country also defines itself by the talent of its people. Vasco da Gama, and Álvares Cabral shaped our history with their bravery in the discoveries age giving “new worlds to the world”. Today, and on a different level, Cristiano Ronaldo, one of world’s top soccer players, José Mourinho, one of world’s best coaches, top neuroscientist António Damásio, actress Daniela Ruah, famous Fado singer Mariza, Pop singer Nelly Furtado or plastic artist Joana Vasconcelos are shaping our history with their talent.


Portugal is also a safe country with great logistic infrastructures, advanced communication systems, and a friendly economic environment. These are some of the reasons why many world leading companies are choosing Portugal to invest. Danone is planning to install the biggest European centre of drinkable yoghurt. Pescanova invested in the largest turbot production unit. Cisco is installing a “super” sales and support centre and Nokia Siemens Networks inaugurated recently a new Global Networks Solutions Centre. But please do note, these are just a few examples.


Furthermore, Portugal is not only a good country to invest but also a most desirable  place to live. A place to visit and enjoy.  You can find here a safe, environmentally responsible, with privileged nature, rich leisure and culture and with high quality healthcare facilities. Portugal is blessed by abundant sunlight and warm temperatures that, certainly, makes you feel motivated and productive.



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