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More than 1000 companies have achieved Innovative status COTEC 2024

12 JUNI 2024
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Fundos de Investimento Investidores Estrangeiros Investimento Imobiliário Portugal Tecnologia Janela Digital Empresas
In investment in innovation capital, the average R&D intensity of INNOVATORS is growing and already exceeds 10% of GVA.
More than 1000 companies have achieved Innovative status COTEC 2024
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COTEC Portugal, a business association for innovation, announced the certification of 1056 companies with the COTEC Innovative Statute, a value that represents a growth of 33% compared to 2023. Throughout the four editions, more than 1400 companies have already been distinguished with the seal of COTEC Portugal, which recognizes financial robustness, investment in innovation capital and a remarkable economic and financial performance, as indicated by the association in a statement to the newsroom of SUPERCASA Notícias.

North and Industry lead; R&D intensity exceeds 3%

Mostly Small and Medium Enterprises and with an average age of 30 years, INNOVATORS are preferably located in northern territories of the country. The main municipalities where they are located are Porto, Lisbon, Aveiro, Braga and Leiria.

The manufacturing industry originates more than half of the distinguished companies, highlighting the sectors of machinery, equipment and metal products, rubbers and plastics, paints and chemicals, textiles and clothing and leather.

In terms of the investment profile in Innovation Capital, it appears that INNOVATORS invest in R&D more than 10% of the Gross Value Added (GVA) produced, hold an average of 4 intellectual property rights, 8% collaborate with the Academy and 13% have doctorates in their staff.

EVOLUTION: integrate the sustainability profile in INNOVATOR

All companies that have achieved the INNOVATIVE status will have the opportunity this year to apply for the INNOVATIVE EVOLUTION. This new approach adopted by COTEC confronts the innovation potential of the company with the evolution of its sustainability profile, measured through a model compatible with the ESRS (European Sustainability Reporting Standards). The rating model will allow to assess to what degree the innovation potential of the company materializes in the improvement of the sustainability profile of the business.

For Jorge Portugal, General Director of COTEC Portugal, "the growth of the COTEC INNOVATOR initiative is a good indicator of the prestige achieved among companies and in the banking sector".

"Being a beacon for the development of the innovation economy in Portugal, the initiative has allowed the Bank to progressively accumulate relevant knowledge about the investment of companies in innovation capital and thus be more prepared to support productive investment in innovation and internationalization. The new INNOVATIVE EVOLUTION certificate is one more step to recognize the effects of innovation on business sustainability, but also a big step to ensure the best financing conditions and stimulate the competitiveness of companies and the national economy on the stages of international value chains", concludes the Director General of COTEC Portugal.

The COTEC Innovative Statute has as partners financial institutions, namely the Caixa Geral de Depósitos, Banco BPI, Millennium bcp, Novo Banco, Santander, Crédito Agrícola, Bankinter, and as information partners the Directorate-General of Statistics of Education and Science, the National Institute of Industrial Property and the Portuguese Development Bank, and one of the distinguished companies was Janela Digital, Iberian leader in technological solutions for the real estate sector.

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Fundos de Investimento Investidores Estrangeiros Investimento Imobiliário Portugal Tecnologia Janela Digital Empresas
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