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Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC)
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  • eCommerce

    According to the European Commission report on the i2010 initiative for 2008, Portugal is one of the best-placed countries in the European Union (EU) as regards eBusiness and eCommerce indicators in the European Union (EU). It is one of the top 5 EU countries in a series of 10 indicators examined for these areas. As well as Portugal, the other countries are Belgium, Denmark, the Netherlands and Austria.

  • eInvoicing

    In August 2005, the Government stipulated that the Public Administration shall adopt the preferential issuing and receipt of electronic invoices by the beginning of 2007. It mandated Knowledge Society Agency (UMIC) with the respective monitoring process and assessment of implementation.

  • New Technology Enterprises – NEOTEC Initiative

    The NEOTEC Initiative – New Technology-based Enterprises supports the creation of technology-based companies with growth potential by higher education students and researchers in particular.

  • Technology and Knowledge Transfer Workshops (OTIC)

    The initiative Technology and Knowledge Transfer Workshops (OTIC) promotes a network of centres for economic valorization of research results and for the transfer of innovative ideas and concepts to enterprises.

  • Networks of Competence

    The initiative Competence Networks promotes the creation of regional or thematic technology platforms for involving multistakeholders in sharing their views and pursuing the development in the region or of the thematic area considered. The Competence Networks integrate enterprises, research centres and institutes, universities, polytechnics, technological centres, public bodies, and enterprise associations.