Thu 23-09-2021 16:05 PM
SHARJAH, 23rd September, 2021 (WAM) -- The Sharjah Research, Technology and Innovation Park (SRTIP) discussed ways of enhancing economic cooperation and establishing partnerships with a Portuguese economic delegation, headed by Eurico Brillhant Dias, Portuguese Secretary of State for Internationalisation.
The delegation included Joaquim Moreira de Lemos, Portuguese Ambassador to the UAE; Francisca Guedes de Oliveira, Deputy Commissioner-General of the Portuguese delegation participating in Expo 2020 Dubai; Marta Costa, and Daniel Pontes, economic advisor to the Portuguese Embassy in Abu Dhabi.
Hussain Al Mahmoudi, CEO of the SRTIP, received the delegation, in the presence of Portuguese entrepreneurs Joana de Almeida Rodrigues, Director of the Research and Development Experience Studio, located in the park, and Pedro Rodrigues, Global Chairman of PLM, a global retail technology and design specialist.
The delegation began its visit at the Research and Development Experience Studio, built through a solid and promising partnership between the PLM and SRTIP to unify local expertise and R&D capabilities with PLM’s retail knowledge and user experience. Being an expert in functional design and technology integration, PLM has several projects in the region, such as the management of the Portuguese Pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai.
The delegation listened to an introductory explanation from Hussein Al Mahmoudi, CEO of the SRTIP, during which he talked about the park, the most important features, services and facilities it provides to investors and its plans through a presentation. It addressed the most important investments that the SRTIP incubated due to world-class services in an ideal environment that helps companies and innovative investments grow and prosper.
The readiness of the Sharjah Research and Innovation Park to provide all facilities to Portuguese companies wishing to work and invest in the knowledge sector is a focal point based on the vision and mission of the park. It supports, encourages and develops the innovation system and supports applied scientific and technological research to conduct investment activities within an area that follows the best international standards to help attract investments to work in a safe investment atmosphere and integrated infrastructure.
The delegation also learnt about the advantages of the SRTIP and what distinguishes it with its presence in an integrated and comprehensive university city.