Portuguese Prime Minister visits INL, and event promoted by AICEP

May 16, 2022

The Prime Minister of Portugal, António Costa, visited INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory last Friday, an event promoted by AICEP. Prime Minister met with dozens of companies, to prepare for the Portuguese participation at Hannover Messe’22, in Germany, which is the largest industrial fair in the world, and Portugal was chosen as the partner country for this year’s edition.

Under the motto #PortugalMakesSense, Portugal will be at HANNOVER MESSE fair with more than 100 companies, showing the clusters of technological excellence in the areas of equipment and metalworking, mobility, automotive, aeronautics, textile, technical plastics, moulding, production technologies and renewable energy.

During this visit, António Costa highlighted that Portugal “must be at the forefront of the technological transition that Europe is preparing because “for the first time” it is one of the countries with “the best and largest” reserves of raw materials, namely lithium.

“Portugal cannot fail to be at the forefront of this re-industrialization effort. For the first time in many technological transitions, we are one of the countries that have better and larger natural reserves of the raw material that is at the base of this transition”, said António Costa.