ISQ RESPONDS TO CUTTING-EDGE SECTORS

We believe that 2016, albeit tenuously, will be a turning point in the crisis cycle of the last five years. The country’s major industrial units are expected to intensify their shutdown periods for maintenance and, consequently, will boost service provision in this sector.
At the same time, rather counter- cyclically, we have had and still have important investments in the sector in different regions of the country. This seems to indicate the importance of sector in the Portuguese economy, all the more so with newly approved investment aiming at establishing new industrial units in Portugal.
As a cross-cutting technological infrastructure in the Portuguese economy, has played a role in all major relevant to the country. Our action includes various skills, from support to licensing, , testing and analyses of the production cycle to cycle, product development support. Such is the case of validation tests for the Embraer half-wing project, being run in our structural testing labs in Castelo Branco.
Portugal has also participated in various space-related European programmes, developed by European bodies, such as ESA (European Space Agency) and ESO (European Southern Observatory). also maintains ongoing contribution in these programmes, and has been monitoring the operations of the Ariane 5, Soyuz and Vega launching systems at the European Space Centre in French Guiana for over a decade.
Similarly, the contract secured by  to supervise and inspect the assembly of the ELT (Extra Large Telescope) in the Atacama desert, in Chile, is also noteworthy.
Portugal faces ongoing challenges under these programmes, particularly in ESA with the development of Ariane 6, Vega and the PRIDE-ISV programme based on the vehicle. I must emphasise that played an important role in the project with a testing programme to validate the development of this vehicle.

The Portuguese Government, in the person of the Minister of Science, Technology and Higher Education, Prof. Manuel Heitor, announced the idea of a project for an Atlantic platform to be deployed in the Azores, with a number of objectives based on space and sea-related scientific programmes together with eventually tapping into corresponding markets.
In this respect, is prepared to take on this challenge and be part of a broad alliance of Portuguese and foreign entities and companies to bring it to fruition. It is essential that this cluster results in an industrial sector with impact on our economy. In order to achieve this, it is absolutely essential to allocate strong political and financial aid, through programme contracts that support a rallying project.
I would also like to offer a word of praise for the dedication and commitment of those at who have made all this possible, and my gratitude for the proof of confidence in the institutions and companies with which we cooperate in the various fields of activity and, in the present case, in the and

MANUEL CRUZ

MANUEL CRUZ

Chairman of the Board of Directors since April 2011, he served as Vice President of between 2005 and 2011.

His professional career is linked to the metalworking sector, particularly in the railway area, and also includes teaching at university level as a Guest Associate Professor of the Mechanical Department of IST.
MANUEL CRUZ

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