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Anailísiú ríomhaireachta Critical Materials

Teicneolaíocht nuálach chun feidhmíocht innealra chasta a fheabhsú

Maidir leis an tionscadal seo

Forbraíonn Critical Materials réitigh theicniúla chun anailís a dhéanamh ar  ghnéithe struchtúracha uirlisí casta ar nós aerárthaí agus tuirbíní gaoithe. Ar bhonn na hanailíse sin, déanann sé moltaí agus molann sé réitigh chun feidhmíocht a fheabhsú, costais chothabhála a laghdú agus tionóiscí a chosc. Is in 2009 a bunaíodh an chuideachta agus tá an ceanncheathrú suite in Guimarães, an Phortaingéil.

EU funding provides springboard for Portuguese companies

Critical Materials attracts customers across the globe
Gustavo Rodrigues Dias, CEO, Critical Materials

Recognised by the European Commission as an example of best practice in use of EU funding, Critical Materials is moving into new markets abroad. The firm, founded at Portugal’s University of Minho, already exports its IT solutions to countries in Europe, Latin America, Asia and the Middle East. Its customers are in sectors such as aeronautics, aerospace, energy and infrastructure.

Critical Materials’ most recent project was carried out for the Pakistan Air Force and included the sale of its flagship product, PRODDIA.

“For companies like Critical Materials with relatively long return-on-investment cycles, that EU support is key”, explains CEO Gustavo Rodrigues Dias.

Guimarães on course for EU investment

Local authority fosters business-friendly environment
Ricardo Costa, Member of Guimarães City Council

In September 2017, the value of transactions approved in Portugal under the EU’s Investment Plan for Europe totalled €1.9 billion. This sum could generate €5.4 billion in investment. Companies in Guimarães have already benefited, the most recent example being Critical Materials, which was founded by two researchers from the University of Minho.

“The EU is of unparalleled importance for the country, particularly Guimarães. European funding has played a crucial role from a research perspective by providing financing and certainty about the future,” argues Guimarães city councillor Ricardo Costa. He believes that “Guimarães is very strong in terms of businesses and offers a favourable environment for entrepreneurs, with a perfect triangle of local authorities, companies and academia.”

Córais TF le haghaidh earnálacha ardteicneolaíochta curtha ar bun mar thoradh ar staidéar ollscoile

Tháinig Critical Materials chun cinn mar mheán chun saineolas ó Ollscoil Minho i dtuaisceart na Portaingéile a aistriú chuig an margadh. Sa chuideachta seo tá foireann taighdeoirí agus innealtóirí a fhorbraíonn réitigh theicniúla le haghaidh earnálacha éagsúla, m.sh., aerloingseoireacht, aeraspás, fuinneamh agus bonneagar.

A bhuí le cistiú ón Aontas Eorpach bhí Critical Materials in ann bogearraí, crua earraí agus straitéisí margaíochta nua a chomhdhlúthú agus a fhorbairt. Is é PRODDIA, córas bainistíochta ar shláinte struchtúrach, príomhtháirge na cuideachta. Cuireann an córas seo faisnéis ar fáil faoi riocht ábhartha agus sláine struchtúrach comhpháirteanna criticiúla aerárthaí, tuirbíní gaoithe agus innealra chasta eile.

Fíricí agus figiúirí
  • 25 fhostaí
  • Láimhdeachas €1 milliún in 2016
  • Oibríochtaí sa Phortaingéil, sa Bhrasaíl agus sa Ríocht Aontaithe
  • Pleananna ar bun tuilleadh foirne a earcú agus tuilleadh infheistíochta a dhéanamh
Comhordaitheoir:
Gustavo Rodrigues Dias (CEO)
Comhpháirtithe:
CurtissWright, AugustaWestland, Alenia Aeronautica, Embraer, PIEP, CleanSky
Suíomh:
An Phortaingéil, Guimarães
Tráthchlár:
2016 - 2020
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