Oct 20, 2016 | Patrícia Silva
Web Summit 2016: Portugal at the very heart of the innovation scene
From an early stage, Portugal has shown a bold streak in the search of what one calls “new”, mainly in the 16th century when the Portuguese navigated throughout unknown seas, introducing new cultures and “worlds” to the World known at the time. The country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem has this same DNA, and several Portuguese companies have been pioneers in the development and production of disruptive services worldwide. The innovative spirit of the Portuguese has allowed them to catch up with other countries, especially after they became part of the E.U., even if they were far behind initially.