About INOV Contacto
Its main aim is to provide quality training to young graduates in an international context and to serve as a link that allows past and current participants to keep in touch and share information between one another through the use of an informal knowledge network and a growing international contact network: the NetworkContacto.
The increasing participation of companies in the INOV Contacto Programme shows that it has now become well recognized and held in high regard not only by the Portuguese business community but also by some of the most prestigious companies and research institutes worldwide. Click here to read some Testimonials provided by participating companies and interns.
Along with that increasing recognition, the INOV Contacto was considered “Best Pratice”, in 2007, what in the field of Management Development Programmes – Graduate Programmes by the national experts of the “Small and Medium Enterprises Internationalization Support” task force. As a result, the INOV Contacto has been part of a good pratices publication by the Enterprise and Industry Directorate General of the European Commission which aims to determine how public policies can help the SMEs in their international growth efforts and to adopt a more and more european and international orientation standard.
What the INOV Contacto has to offer:
Human Resources – The NetworkContacto provides companies with high-potential human resources aiming f or an international career and free of charge. However all expenses related with the accomplishment of the proposed training plan such as business travels will not be supported by the program.
Business Opportunities – The NetworkContacto helps disseminating new business opportunities through its presence in 74 markets.
International Lobbying - The NetworkContacto integrates several agents of economic diplomacy such as the Portuguese Diplomatic and Consular Network accredited abroad, the foreign Diplomatic and Consular Network accredited in Portugal, the Chambers of Commerce, the Contacters, and AICEP offices located abroad.
Partnerships – The NetworkContacto aims to encourage the creation of partnerships with international companies.
Tailor-made Information – The NetworkContacto allows the access to exclusive, reliable and up-to-date information about foreign markets, sectors and products by request of any of the participating companies.
International Contacts – The NetworkContacto, as an International Contacts Network, makes it easier to interact with economic agents, thus bringing the national business community into closer contact with 74 foreign markets.
Knowledge and set of contacts in the national and international business world;
Permanent access to the growing NetworkContacto;
For many, the beginning of a professional career in Portugal or abroad;
Participation in all events organized by AICEP or the NetworkContacto;
Access to all job opportunities that are promoted in the NetworkContacto.