aicep Portugal Global
apr. 2021
BMW’s joint venture Critical TechWorks is expanding fast in Portugal

Critical TechWorks is in charge of BMW's autonomous driving. Space modelling, road mapping and automatic braking are some of the projects under development in Lisbon and Porto.
With more than two years of activity and more than 54 projects delivered to the German manufacturer, of which stands out the Operating System 7 and the new applications for BMW and MINI, Critical TechWorks is now looking for junior and senior profiles to join these teams who are aligned with the company's values.
The company has attracted about 1000 employees in these two and a half years of operation and, according to the new projects already identified, the goal, by the end of 2021, is to hire another 400 employees, reaching 1400 people. will strengthen its Digital House in Lisbon
april 2021
The Digital House, a product-centric organization and a joint initiative of Mercedes-Benz AG and, will strengthen its product teams in the capital city.
The Lisbon site will become the development core unit, where a dedicated team will be focused on scalable product organization, vehicle leads, and sales-generating products.
More than 100 additional digital product development positions will be established at in Lisbon.
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Beck Automation opens new production site in Portugal
March 2021
With the expansion of their site in Barcelos, Portugal, Swiss-based Beck Automation AG is expanding their international production capacities in the country.
Since 2016, the company has been manufacturing IML automation solutions in the north of Portugal. Due to the increasing demand, Beck Automation decided to rebuild and expand the manufacturing site.
Furthermore, most of Beck Automation's suppliers are in the north of Portugal. "The Portuguese location has improved cooperation with our suppliers. In Barcelos, we found a very good overall package, with suppliers who speak our language and have our Swiss understanding of quality”, explains Nando Spalinger, General Manager Portugal.
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Landing Jobs launches the ebook
“Hiring in Portugal”
The “Hiring in Portugal” book is an important tool for those who are planning to establish a new IT base in Portugal or seek to expand their IT teams.
What makes Portugal the 3rd safest country in the world and the safest in Europe? Why has it been elected as the top destination for digital nomads and the country with the best quality of life? These are all questions that the ‘Hiring in Portugal’ book answers.
This book, product of Landing.Jobs, shows that Portugal is an increasingly competitive and attractive country, not only for tourism, but also to hire talent and do business in. This book is an essential tool that gathers all relevant information in one place.
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Champalimaud Foundation’s work with artificial intelligence is the fourth best in the world
Janeiro 2021
Champalimaud Foundation, one of the most recognized research institutions in Portugal, was considered the #4 best Non-Profit Organization in the world in the field of Artificial Intelligence by the prestigious scientific journal Nature.
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FEEDZAI becomes the fourth Portuguese unicorn

Portuguese Feedzai raises $200 million growth investment led by KKR, Sapphire Ventures and Citi Ventures to boost cloud platform. The financial risk management technology firm is now valued at well above $1 billion, becoming the 4th Portuguese unicorn.
Based in Lisbon and San Mateo, California, Feedzai was born to fight financial crime using advanced machine learning and AI technology.
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The Lisbon MBA Católica|Nova among the best in the world

The Lisbon MBA International is, for the first time ever, part of the Economist’s Full-time MBA Ranking 2021. This programme also renewed its place among the best MBA’s in the world for the 9th time, according to The Financial Times2021 Global MBA ranking. It ranks now as the 24th best MBA in Europe and remains #1 MBA in the world in “International Course Experience”, for the 4th consecutive year.

Racing to Mars with a touch of Portuguese Engineering

The capsule responsible for the safe transport and return to Earth of the samples collected by NASA’s robot was made by Portuguese engineering. It was developed at ISQ, PIEP and Stratosphere (AED Cluster members), along with Amorim Cork Composites.
This consortium developed a shield system for thermal protection and shock absorption on landing which turned out to be a success in February 2021.

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We have identified Lisbon as a hotbed of global innovation and new ideas, which will certainly create and drive the future of work. The fourth industrial revolution and pandemic are transforming the economy on a global scale, and new talents, new skills and new attitudes are needed
Manuel Ávalos, Cognizant’s Managing Director for Southern Europe
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