COTEC PORTUGAL – Associação Empresarial para a Inovação
COTEC Portugal is a leading innovation broker focused on accelerating innovation processes, business cooperation and advancing technology diffusion.
COTEC Portugal is a leading innovation broker focused on accelerating innovation processes, business cooperation and advancing technology diffusion. COTEC Portugal is a private association that encompasses multinational companies, major national corporations and SMEs, operating in most sectors of activity, and whose gross added value represents more than 16% of national GDP and 8% of private employment.
COTEC holds a privileged position to foster collaboration between private and public players involved in the innovation ecosystem. Due to its ability to mobilise the Portuguese innovation system, under a Protocol with the Portuguese Government, COTEC is currently responsible for monitoring and supervising the Industry 4.0 Programme.
COTEC’s main activities include anticipating and discussing issues on innovation trends with impact on business competitiveness, advancing business networks and partnerships and, contributing to public policy on innovation issues. COTEC Portugal earned from its foundation in 2003 the support of the President of the Republic, who holds the status of Honorary President.