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Innovation

AddVolt presents the world's 1st plug-in electric-hybrid system, tested and approved by GALP

AddVolt and Everythink mobile Power bank, developed by FEUP’s alumni, has been tested and received the seal of approval by GALP. Addvolt, a company incubated at UPTEC — Science and Technological Park of the University of Porto, developed a mobile car power bank, aka electric battery charging for electric and hybrid vehicles. Addvolt’s long-time business partner Everythink, a company also incubated at UPTEC, was in charge of the he product design.

Economy

eDreams OGIDEO will hire in the city of Porto, starting this January

eDreams Odigeo is aimed at hiring in the city of Porto. The company first landed in Portugal in February 2020, and more recently, it has settled its technological centre in Downton Porto, where it has expanded operations. The next step for this month of January is to hire circa 30 people to work with the “largest online travel agency in Europe”, as they put it.

Society

Municipal cultural and sports facilities close during confinement

Owing to the new preventive measures to stop the new coronavirus from further spreading, all cultural and sports facilities, manage by Ágora, close doors, which started yesterday, 15th January. This is in accordance with the Decree 3-A/2021 f 14th January, which regulates the State of Emergency issued by the President of the Republic.

Society

Municipality of Porto leads project to bring back homeless people to a full active and autonomous life

The Municipality of Porto promotes social and professional re-adaptation and re-integration of the most vulnerable in society, as is the case of homeless people. The project “Porto Sentido” is complemented by no other than three words that express the consideration the Municipality gives when advancing measures that require sustainability to last in time, namely housing, capacity building and reintegration.

Urban Planning

This is a best way to deliver transformation framework in a smart sustainable city

Porto City Hall estimates that the Monte Pedral project, where it plans to build circa 330 dwellings, mostly at affordable prices, amounts to an investment that surpasses 63 million euros, in accordance with the plot-division that has been unanimously approved by the Municipal Executive, early this week. “This plot is the great opportunity for creating a new city centre in Porto”, highlighted councillor for Urbanism, Pedro Baganha, during the Executive Meeting, held on 11th January.