Rui Pedrosa, president of the Polytechnic of Leiria, in this area the R&D area and the fact that the companies in the region associated with the Polytechnic have projects related to cybersecurity, AI, IoT and 5G. Leiria also has a new technology-based business center at the north top of the stadium.
The Leiria region has industry and technological transformation in its DNA. Molds, glass and civil construction are major industries, but services marked by digitalization are beginning to gain ground.
Just over six months ago, the Azorean Regional Government anticipated a 2% growth in Product for this year. But the pandemic has paralyzed tourism and the drop in GDP will be between 15% to 25%, according to analysts.
Central bank “bazukas” fueled the recovery in the second quarter, which almost made it possible to plug the first catastrophe. Stocks are expensive, analysts say, but China and ESG show potential.
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