Portugal’s ICEP encourages Portuguese IT companies to invest in young Mozambican graduates

15 August 2006

Lisbon, Portugal, 15 Aug – Portuguese export promotion agency ICEP is providing incentives for Portuguese IT companies that invest in the Mozambican market via internships for young graduates in that country, ICEP said.

As part of the Portugal’s national innovator promotion program, 15 annual internships will be created for Portuguese IT companies that operate in Mozambique. These internships plan to stimulate creativity and the ability to invent and innovate in young graduates, ICEP said.

The program includes a package of 3,000 euros for each inventor, and will be financed by the partners of the Ministry Science and Technology of Mozambique and private companies.

The program also has a component called, “Technological Mozambique,” the aim of which is to facilitate training internships for young Mozambican staff at the companies included in the project.

The objective of ICEP’s trips to Mozambique are to encourage the development of IT companies in that country and support the expansion of Portuguese companies there. During ICEP’s most recent trip to the country in July, it brought together Mozambican and Portugeuese companies such as Critical Software, Digidelta Software, Globalsoft, Microfil, Motorsoft, Sol-S and Solsuni. (macauhub)