“The Defence Economy and Internationalisation” is the theme under analysis in the 17th edition of the BOW – Portugal Business On the Way magazine, whose opening is up to the Minister of National Defence with the article “Defence is an opportunity for everyone”.
“Investment in Defence can and should be seen as an important contribution to making us come out of this crisis more resilient, with more technological innovation, with more qualifications, with more international partnerships and with more exports with high added value”, writes João Gomes Cravinho.
The publication also includes an opinion article by the Chairman of idD Portugal Defence, Marco Capitão Ferreira, which addresses, among other issues, the importance of the Defence economy in the development of innovation and in the promotion of qualified employment and the its role in the Economic and Social Recovery Plan.
This edition of BOW magazine also features an article by the Executive Director of idD Portugal Defence, Catarina Nunes, dedicated to the theme of Defence Economy 4.0.
The guest panel includes Paulo Lourenço, Director General of National Defence Policy, and Alberto Rodrigues Coelho, Director General of the Directorate General for National Defence Resources, as well as other specialists such as José Manuel Barbas, Army Colonel, deputy director from the National Defence course and IDN’s studies advisor; Fernando Carvalho, Coordinating Researcher at the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Lisbon; José Lourenço da Saúde, Major General Aeronautical Engineer; and Paulo Cutileiro Correia, Partner at JPAB.
Equally interesting is the interview with José Neves, president of the AED Cluster Portugal (AEDCP), a Portuguese cluster for the Aeronautics, Space and Defence Industries, especially important for its role as an “Emerging Competitiveness Cluster”, which provides an overview of the realities and perspectives of this sector.
In the rest of BOW magazine, we find articles from companies working in the defence sector, such as Critical Software, BERD, DUNE BLEUE and DAMEL.