We leveraged in our culture behind in the best way we know: talent, technology and teamwork. With these elements and the upmost capacity in all European countries to adapt to other cultures, due to our historical roots, we can detail our mix to the success of these elements as follows:
Portuguese with the Anglo-Saxon root is one of the most natural languages to adapt to English. The 2019 "World Talent Ranking" index, our country was categorized as 7th in terms of language skills, showing how business-friendly Portugal is. The figure below (source: www.imd.org) shows the overall ranking of Portugal.
Figure 1 - World talent ranking report 2019, country profile Portugal
This study has another curious fact about Portugal: the overall percentage of graduates in ICT, Engineering, Mathematics and Natural Sciences.
Currently, we are categorized 11 as in countries worldwide of people graduating in these study areas, showing the investment and interest in these subjects of study and development, translating to a quality pool of IT engineers to create fantastic software.
It is also important to point out an essential factor about the percentage of women scientists and engineers: as the table below shows, the Portuguese scientific world is also divided by the gender level. (source: https://2019.stateofeuropeantech.com).
Figure 2 - State of European tech 2019, diversity & inclusion