Portugal boasts one of Europe’s most liberal business ecosystems with policies that favour foreign investment. Portuguese companies develop innovative digital technologies that enable international companies to improve the quality of life for millions of people. Digital Ecosystems is one of the areas where Portugal stands out at the Hannover Messe’23, with 4 companies in Halls 15 & 17.

Portuguese companies, many of which are small or medium-sized, are well-versed in Industrie 4.0 concepts that drive industrial transformation. They provide solutions to industries ranging from automotive and transport, food, and medical devices to moulds and plastics, packaging, and pharmaceuticals.

Portuguese providers offer smart manufacturing execution solutions that monitor processes in real-time. These form part of next-generation software developed for the industry, helping managers to make better decisions based on instant information gathered from the shop floor.

Thanks to digitalization, small companies make more and more breakthroughs in fields that were once the exclusive preserve of big industrial players.