DescriptionAICEP highlights ten sectors in which Portugal has competitive advantage. Find out more about these sectors, the leading brands and the latest achievements in each area.
SummaryPortugal in your “wheels”
Automotive industry is a key sector in the Portuguese economy. Innovative vehicles are being developed and manufactured in the country. High quality components are brought to life daily and incorporated in a large number of leading car brands. International clients account for most of the production delivered from Portugal. You may not know but “your wheels”, or at least some of your car’s components, may have been manufactured in Portugal.
High Tech your life
High Tech your lifeICT sector has achieved a high level of excellence in Portugal. A large number of companies are developing new and innovative products that are playing an impact in our world. Portugal is growingly a High Tech exporter and Portuguese companies are supplying major players in the global market.
Shaping your world
Portugal is a world leader in the Plastic Mould Industry. Many leading brands like Mercedes, BMW, Samsonite, or Nokia rely on Portuguese innovative moulds to bring to life some of the world’s top products. Portugal is one of the main suppliers of precision moulds for the plastics industry. This explains why over 500 Portuguese companies operate in this sector exporting about 90% of their total output.
“Let’s make a toast”
“Let’s make a toast”Portugal has world-class wines with a vast record of prestigious awards. You get no less when you chose Portuguese wines to toast to your best moments in life. “Let’s make a Toast. To you!
Leading the green wave
Portugal is becoming a leading country in terms of renewable energy generation capacity and development of equipment for clean energy production. Forty five per cent of total electricity generation comes already from renewable sources and the target for 2020 is 60%. Huge steps have been taken towards this goal and a wide range of business opportunities are being created right now.
Connecting your world
Leading companies such as Adidas, Cisco, IBM and Siemens, just to name a few, have discovered already the country's potential in this field.
Good things come together
Cork has been compared to African diamonds and Middle East oil because of its value. It is certainly a precious asset that Portugal proudly holds and shares.
For your peace of mind in the air
Safety and demand are two key words in the aeronautical world. Your peace of mind in the air starts on the ground on the very beginning of an aircraft’s life with state-of-the-art components made in Portugal.
For your health and well being
Biotechnology sector is emerging and its potential for growth and development is very high. A large number of companies have been created and a highly qualified workforce is boosting the sector… for your health and well being.
Sustainability in Portugal is on the agenda. Not only a large number of companies has already embraced eco-innovation as a driving force in their R&D activities as well as public policies, recognizing the importance of this issue, are focusing on how to promote eco-innovation and how to support those companies in their internationalization efforts.
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