Sharjah - The Sharjah Research, Technology &Innovation Park received a Portuguese economic delegation headed by Eurico Brillhant Dias, Portuguese Secretary of State for Internationalization, Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portuguese Ambassador to the UAE, Francisca Guedes de Oliveira, Deputy Commissioner-General of Portuguese participation in Expo 2020, Marta Costa, & Daniel Pontes, economic advisor to the Portuguese Embassy in Abu Dhabi. The delegation was received by Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of the Sharjah Research, Technology & Innovation Park, in the presence of the Portuguese entrepreneurs Joana de Almeida Rodrigues, Director of the Research & Development Experience Studio, located in the Park, & Pedro Rodrigues, Global Chairman of PLM, a global retail technology & design specialist.

The delegation began its visit by the Research & Development Experience Studio, which was built as a result of a strong & promising partnership between PLM &SRTI Park with the goal to unify local expertise & R&D capabilities with PLM retail knowledge and user experience. Being experts in functional design & technology integration, PLM has several projects in the region, as the management of  the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.

The Portuguese delegation’s tour aimed to explore the advanced business environment that supports investment in Sharjah, in addition to getting acquainted with the experience of the Park & its initiatives to develop technical solutions for a number of vital sectors, investment opportunities, & ways to enhance economic cooperation & build relations & partnerships between the Sharjah Innovation Park & the Portuguese business community.

The delegation listened to an introductory explanation from HE Hussein Al Mahmoudi, CEO of SRTIP, during which he talked about SRTIP, the most important features, services & facilities it provides to investors & its future plans through a presentation that addressed the most important investments that SRTIP incubated as a result of world-class services in an ideal environment that helps companies & innovative investments to grow & prosper.

The readiness of the Sharjah Research & Innovation Park to provide all facilities to Portuguese companies wishing to work & invest in the knowledge sector, is a focal point on which the vision & mission of the park are based on, by supporting, encouraging & developing the innovation system, & supporting applied scientific & technological research to carry out investment activities, within an area characterized by following the best international standards in providing quality services that will help attract investments to work with a safe investment atmosphere & integrated infrastructure, which provides great opportunities for industries & technological facilities for success & continuity.

The delegation members also learned about the advantages of SRTI Park & what distinguishes it through its presence in an integrated & comprehensive university city, as the complex cooperates with many research bodies & institutions in the field of innovation, & has applied many experiences with international scientific, academic, research bodies & institutions worldwide. This was followed by giving the opportunity to the delegation to ask questions. This visit comes as a reflection of the strong relations between both countries & constitutes an important & timely opportunity to enhance bilateral cooperation.

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