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Competitive Dynamics

Engineering & Tooling, has all the conditions to be distinguished as a Cluster of competitiveness, benefiting from a number of significant advantages, especially:

- Industry Marketing (at both levels, nationally and internationally, our Tooling & Engineering Industry is distinguished not only by the Portuguese Government, but also at International level, it becomes more clear its recognition as a sector of strategic action for the development of economy);

- Designing Specific Programs for the Industry (ease of coordination with the Government and the incentives to industry);

  • Key players (stakeholders dimensions: Associative, Technological, Formative, Enterprising);
  • Diagnostic & Strategic Plan (up to 10 years);
  • Action Plan (up to 5 years);  
  • Knowledge and capital intensive industry, based on Innovation;
  • Diagnostic & Strategic Plan (up to 10 years);
  • Strong export industry;
  • International Leadership Recognized;
  • High Demanding markets (Countries, Products);
  • High Potential: Competence, Qualifications, Business Competitiveness, R&D;
  • International Network. 


Collective Efficiency Strategies (CES)

Collective Efficiency Strategies (CES) means a set of coherent and strategically justified initiatives integrated in an Action Plan, aiming innovation, qualification or upgrading skills of a cluster of companies deployed nationally, regional or local, to promote, in a structured way, the emergence of agglomeration economies, through cooperation and networking between companies and between them and other actors relevant for the development of the sectors to which they belong and the territories where they are located.


Competitiveness and Technology Clusters

Competitiveness and Technology Clusters are an instrument of encouraging the creation of innovation networks translated into partnerships regarding R&D integrated by private companies, scientific institutions and technological centers, which share a strategic vision based on innovative activities-development-oriented projects of high technological intensity and with strong international orientation and visibility.