The Iberian Institute of Nanotechnology, INL, a consortium member of the Microelectronics Agenda, hosted the “Iberian Science Day” meeting last Friday, November 17.
During the session, the Iberian Strategy for Semiconductors and its recently approved European Chips Act participation plans were presented. This event, which seeks to mark scientific cooperation between Portugal and Spain, particularly collaborative missions, was attended by the Minister for Science, Technology and Higher Education, Elvira Fortunato. The Minister spoke on the theme of “Science and Technology and Higher Education in Portugal”, in which she addressed Portugal’s strategic position in the competitive global semiconductor market, as well as the talent that exists in Portuguese companies, universities and research centers in these technological areas. The session was also attended by Diogo Vaz, Advisor to the Ministry of Science, Technology and Higher Education, who reinforced Portugal’s strategy for semiconductors.
Portugal has been positioning itself in this sector to attract semiconductor production, thus seeking to strengthen the country’s strategic autonomy and that of the European Union.
The Microelectronics Agenda was represented by António Barny from Amkor Portugal, Pedro Almeida and Guilherme Cabral from PICAdvanced.
The country is committed to the European strategy and focused on making this sector grow. This is yet another initiative that seeks to highlight Portugal’s potential and strengthen its position on a European scale.