“A dream without ambition is like a car without gas: It leads to nowhere.” The famous phrase illustrates the origins of the Oeiras Valley project. It is an ambitious programme that wants to be the showcase of the best in technology, science and innovation in Portugal. Get to know the four goals that the municipality of Oeiras intends to achieve with this project in more detail.
Be the no. 1 ecosystem in attracting technology companies in Portugal
Companies such as Google, Cisco, Dell, or HP are examples of companies that have chosen Oeiras to set up their offices, research centres and technology centres. But they are not the only ones. The differentiating features of the county give Oeiras the ideal conditions to attract the national business fabric and also the multinationals. Statistics show that Oeiras has more than 24 thousand companies established in the county. The goal is for Oeiras Valley to contribute to increasing this number by developing Portugal’s number one ecosystem in attracting technology companies.
Address economic enhancement from an integrated perspective of the territory
In order to attract companies, create a unique ecosystem and develop the municipality economically, Oeiras Valley is based on the promotion of policies that attract investment, improve quality of life, develop the education, culture, mobility, environment and security of the municipality, without forgetting the social action and urban planning strategy.
Create the first Portuguese municipality of science
Oeiras wants to assert itself as the first municipality of Science in Portugal. To this end, the Oeiras City Council will soon launch the “Agenda for Science”. The objective of this agenda is to create an ambitious strategy that involves civil society, universities, research institutes and companies and consolidates science and technology as part of the identity of the municipality of Oeiras.
Internationalise the Oeiras Valley brand
One of the pillars of the development strategy is the internationalisation of the Oeiras Valley brand, presenting the project in foreign markets, with the objective of attracting more investment to the municipality and placing Oeiras on the international radar. In the first stage, actions are planned to attract investment abroad, namely the United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and France. At a later stage, Japan, China, the United States and Canada.