The Weekly Roundup July 11 - 15

News from our Members

This week on the Roundup: green building, new certifications, crypto assets, fund sector snapshots, electric vehicles, accelerations, heat loss analysis, content creation, tech ecosystems, the Algarve Business Award, remote teams, testimonies, anniversaries, digital transformation, upcoming webinars, and more!

But first, some job news:

IPBN member Monsoon Consulting is hiring a Magento Backend Senior Developer to join their growing team from our Lisbon office or remote. This is a great opportunity to work with our creative and technical team.

We highly recommend checking out the IPBN JOB BOARD with new and exciting opportunities posted daily from within our network. 

And now...

IPBN member Konceptness says that seeing the culmination of their efforts with Somaí Pharmaceuticals is like Christmas in July! What an honor to help the cannabis pharma community set up shop in such a sustainable way. Greenbuilding never looked so good!

IPBN member Aspira is proud to announce that they have achieved ISO 27001:2017 Certification. Jason Boyle, Information Security Manager posted, “In going through the process to achieve ISO27001 we have put in place the effective controls that have, and will continue to, drive security initiatives that will secure our data and information and provide confidence internally, and externally to our clients.”

IPBN Board member Mario Gago at Pink Room thanked everyone for joining them yesterday on the last Coimbra Blockchain of the season: "Great introduction to crypto assets by José Gomes, and really insightful panel discussion about regulation!"

IPBN member Beacon Global Wealth posted a snapshot of how various fund sectors have performed this year so far.

IPBN member Blevins Franks held a major pan-European conference in Lisbon: They had over 60 advisers attending, along with their Directors and tax, investment, and pension specialists.

IPBN member KRA Portugal says that Portugal is among ten European countries with the highest penetration of new electric/hybrid vehicles sold. Moreover, #electricvehicles overtook #hybrids in this share, at 22%, which is a good sign. The Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, understands that this is "a time of opportunity in the energy transformation sector."

IPBN member Yunit Consulting postd that last Friday, under the motto "Accelerate 2022", the Yunit Consulting team celebrated the beginning of summer with the second quarterly meeting of the year that turned into a conviviality out of doors in Lisbon and Porto!

IPBN member KRA Renewables has been working alongside their sister company, KRA Visionary Project Partners, to complete a heat loss analysis of an apartment. The tenant sought advice on potential upgrade measures to improve the property's thermal comfort and reduce overall energy consumption.

IPBN member Overcast HQ posted advice on how to find your niche as a content creator.

IPBN member BRIDGE IN says that moving to Portugal is a choice more and more entrepreneurs are making. Not only because the country is a business-friendly destination and a roaring tech ecosystem, but also because it is safe and has amazing weather and lifestyle.

IPBN member Core Optimisation posted that it was great to have their new division, Core Consults featured in the Business Post this weekend. Tom Salmon is the new non-executive director of Core Optimisation and will oversee Core Consults in the UK.

IPBN member Carolyn McKeown says that there are just under 3 weeks left to enter the Algarve Business Awards 2022! Brand new for 2022, the Algarve Business Awards have been launched to celebrate some of the region’s best Companies, Entrepreneurs, and Community Innovation Ideas.

And you can support the Algarve Business Awards by becoming a sponsor! With various packages to suit all budgets, it will give you maximum exposure to the Algarve's elite event of 2022.

IPBN member John MacGoey says that 3.5 years into this Xotigo adventure and he's still amazed at the motivation of this team. Despite the pandemic, a completely dispersed and remote team and difficult industry conditions, they have blossomed with excellent products and proven customer success.

IPBN member Lawler Consulting is delighted to see such brilliant progress being made on the new Educate Together Secondary School in Limerick. Lawler Consulting was tasked with providing extensive BIM preconstruction activities on the project.

IPBN member Upwords has gathered 6 tips to help build an appealing foreign e-commerce website. They are all about elements of foreign prospects' culture and location that everyone who wants to sell abroad should consider.

IPBN member Nuno Pinto at Vitae Professionals is just back home after a couple of great days in Poland where he had the pleasure of sharing his experience and how why in my opinion, if you are a nurse, the sky is really the limit! :)

IPBN member StrongStep – INEM - Instituto Nacional de Emergência Médica says that I.P. had the support of StrongStep in the application of the most appropriate measures of the NP 4552, aiming to improve the well-being, quality of life, and general satisfaction of its employees. João Nunes (Chief Happiness Officer INEM) leaves his testimony.

IPBN member Hilton Vilamoura is counting down to their 15 years! Because July 15th is a special day...

IPBN member Carlos Justino alerted us that there is a new article available. Read about Digital transformation, Blockchain, AI, and how all that makes a difference in Supply Chain.

IPBN member Serenity Portugal is hosting their monthly give-back webinar: How health insurance in Portugal really works; differences between health insurance & health plans; a reality check on coverage and how not to pay too much. Anyone can attend! Register here.