COTEC Portugal is a non-profit association established in 2003 with the support of the President of the Republic Jorge Sampaio.
The President of the Republic is the Honorary President of COTEC Portugal.
COTEC Portugal's mission is to promote increasing the competitiveness of companies located in Portugal, through the development and diffusion of a culture of innovation and innovation practices, as well as home-grown knowledge in the country.
It is the main Portuguese business association for the promotion of business innovation and technological cooperation. The universe of COTEC Portugal includes multinational companies, large national groups, and SMEs, in various business sectors, representing, in aggregate, more than 16% of GDP in gross added value and 8% of private employment. The main activities of COTEC Portugal include anticipating and reflecting on key innovation themes that impact the competitiveness of companies, activating collaborative platforms and networks and contributing to the improvement of public policies in matters of innovation.
COTEC Portugal has a special partnership with its Spanish and Italian counterparts.