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SONAE IM LAB@FEUP reinforces the connection with universities

15 January 2019
This Friday, SONAE IM LAB@FEUP has officially begun. It’s a project for which we have great expectations, which establishes a partnership between Sonae IM and Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto (Porto’s engineering faculty, FEUP), aiming at the promotion of companies’ innovation and competitiveness. With this initiative, we wish to develop and support research projects with masters and doctorate students, thus contributing to a higher qualification in the field of computer engineering, which comprises two aspects: an interest for FEUP and the fulfilment of industry’s needs felt by Sonae IM.

It’s no secret that Sonae IM is looking for innovative businesses and technologies at a global scale in fields as diverse as retail, communication, cybersecurity, digital economy or artificial intelligence. With diverse opportunities and the possibility to collaborate with higher education institutions to address specific challenges, I believe SONAE IM LAB@FEUP is a fundamental element in the strategy to better face arising challenges within the scope of our activity.

We are certain that, with SONAE IM LAB@FEUP, we will be able to boost the sustainable market placement of new products and solutions with highly innovative effects, reinforcing the technological leadership of several Sonae IM companies within their area of intervention.

Eduardo Piedade
CEO, Sonae IM

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