The Weekly Roundup April 18 - 22

News from the Network on a Rainy Day

This week on the roundup: knowledge application, sporting events, startup ecosystems, tips from the experts, expansion plans, sponsorship and investment, webinars and podcasts, tax benefits, new roles, hidden property, food for thought, and more!

We highly recommend checking out the IPBN JOB BOARD with new and exciting opportunities posted daily from within our network. The most recent job postings are here: 

IPBN member Andreia Jotta from Yunit Consulting is selecting Consulting Interns to strengthen their team in Lisbon and Porto. Looking for an opportunity to "get your hands dirty" while putting into practice the knowledge you've acquired at university? Then we count on your application!

IPBN member Vitae professionals are working in partnership with one of the largest Maternal and Child Health hospitals in Europe, which is now looking for midwives. With over 200 years of service to the community, our client is the epicenter for the training of obstetricians and midwives, in Ireland. This is an opportunity that you don't want to miss!

IPBN member Vale do Lobo is hiring a Customer Manager. Join their team and get access to a number of benefits!

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IPBN member Richard Hickson posted a reminder that this Saturday, April 23, the GGA Games are a go at the 7's Tournament in Loulé, Algarve. Don't miss all the fun!

IPBN member BRIDGE IN says that after years of enduring a relative innovation deficit, Europe’s startup ecosystem is beginning to show renewed promise. Listen to the McKinsey podcast episode on the resurgence of the European tech landscape and what the continent’s growing roster of new companies can do to become true tech champions.

IPBN member Lawler Consulting shared a great video highlighting the works that have recently been completed on the Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny. They are delighted to have been part of this local project, with new Heating and Ventilation systems being installed in the process.

On IPBN member AMCS Group's Blog, you can find out why digitalization is essential to the globalization of recycling logistics. Global manufacturing patterns are changing. Whether that is advanced economies sourcing manufacturing nearer to their bases, or the rapid economic growth of certain developing economies, supply and demand pressures for resources will remain global.

IPBN member Bernadette Clancy says that Crafters of Ireland will be expanding to an international scale. They successfully promoted some of their unique Ireland-based artists over the last two years and now it’s time to reach out further afield. They will be welcoming on board a range of Celtic and Irish Craftspeople who are living outside of Ireland.

IPBN member John Donnelly posted that GSK Consumer Healthcare has entered an exclusive agreement in relation to the potential commercialization of Satipharm Advanced CBD capsules.

The Embassy of Ireland to Lisbon posted about the Global Ireland Summit: a special annual gathering of leaders from across the public service, business, state agencies, and the community, academic and civil society sectors. The theme of the 2022 Global Ireland Summit was Ireland Reconnecting.

IPBN member Fiona Butler remembered that 30 years ago, on 26th April 1992, Vila Vita Parc Resort & Spa opened its doors on 22 hectares of lush gardens, assured elegance and seamless service.

IPBN member Xotigo - SaarGummi Group posted that cooperation drives digital sales transformation. SaarGummi implements the Xotigo automotive supplier Sales Management suite to align its sales division with current market requirements.

IPBN member Gerard Smith has found a 2-story property based in Quarteira, Algarve, with the potential to build an 8-story property.  It is in the center of Quarteira where all the facilities are within walking distance.  As he is based in Ireland, he is currently looking for investors who have experience in constructing apartments in Portugal. If you have connections within the property investment, please email Gerard at

IPBN member Philippe Brodeur says that "Investing in Production Technology and Cloud Centricity is No Longer an Option – It is Table Stakes." His friends over at Motion Picture Laboratories, Inc. (MovieLabs) have published a brilliant whitepaper about the importance of executives paying attention to their investment (or lack thereof) in cloud production technologies.

IPBN member Ardanis has been nominated for 3 #ITEAwards! The team is really excited that their work with Future Planet is getting international recognition. An important project done well. Great tech, great mission, great news! Well done team!

IPBN member Konceptness says that on May 7, the new BIM Training - Revit 1 will begin, promoted by Konceptness and in partnership with STRATBIM. In this training they also count on the support, presence, and experience, in the BIM context, of several partners. Registration is open here.

IPBN member Sharon Dehmel asked, "How do you show up as a leader to your team?" Take the time to understand your top and bottom strengths first.

IPBN member Yunit Consulting said that much is said about Tax Benefits for Companies... but asks, "do you know all about the topic?" Find here the answers to your questions in their FAQ selection.

IPBN member Rebecca Nixon is celebrating success with another property sold! Some of their listings are secret listings, you can contact them directly to enquire about properties and plots that aren’t displayed on the website or public forums.

IPBN member Luis Franco is very happy to share that he has joined Oyster® as VP of Operations! He will be helping the team build an exceptional employment experience across the world!

IPBN partner at our Blue Ocean Economy conference last September Blue Bio Value asks you to join the "Ask Us Anything" webinar to learn how Blue Bio Value Acceleration can help foster the success of your startup as well as how to prepare an outstanding application.

IPBN member Global Shares, our official partner yesterday at our first conference in Porto (More about it next week), asks what's the point of having an amazing equity compensation offering if you hide it away? It’s no use tucked away in some obscure sub-folder gathering pixel dust and digital cobwebs. That’s why their portal gathers everything your staff could need into one place.

IPBN member HPA Health Group asked, "Did you know that HPA Gambelas has the most differentiated Gastroenterology unit south of the Tagus?"

IPBN member Carole Smith says that we all know having an online presence is a must for any business in today’s digital world. The following tips are aimed at minimizing the time you need to spend sitting in front of a screen while also making your online presence work as hard as possible for you.


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