Organised by companies and entities from the Algarve in the area of ​​innovation, the event “intends to position the Algarve as a global and competitive technological hub, capable of attracting companies, institutions and individuals from various economic sectors”, said Vanessa Nascimento, from Algarve Evolution.

The summit will take place in a hybrid format - face-to-face and online - in the cities of Faro and Loulé, in the district of Faro, with the presence of about 50 national and international speakers, from 10 countries, in the areas of innovation, technology, tourism, agri-food, health, energy, digital, art and culture.

“In addition to Europe, Latin America will have a strong participation in this meeting, which will take place in the format of conferences and debates, which will also serve to analyse where we are and where we are going, a reflection that must be made in the region, very much around what which are the strategic and priority themes for the region”, pointed out Vanessa Nascimento.

The official added that, during the seven days, the event is expected to “also represent a step towards the culmination of the Algarve’s positioning as the best lifestyle destination in Europe for companies and individuals dedicated to technology, identifying talent and attracting international interest groups, namely strategic investors, the scientific community and digital nomads”.

In Vanessa Nascimento's opinion, "we still need to work hard and together with all the entities, to have an innovative and economically more diversified Algarve", and challenged all those who are not yet part of the project "to join this and future events”.

The organisers hope that the Algarve Tech Hub Summit can aggregate and consolidate practical knowledge in specific technological areas, creating an intellectual potential that allows the development of successful projects.

The initiative was presented via videoconference and is part of the strategy of strengthening the regional technological ecosystem, developed by the University of Algarve and the Algarve STP and Algarve Evolution associations for the consolidation of the Algarve Tech Hub (ATH) brand, capable of positioning the Algarve at the forefront of building a winning strategy for a recognised and competitive digital region on a global scale.