News Highlights

Four-legged Patrol joins Police and Firefighters save and rescue team

They are eight – five females and three males-, almost three months old, the most recent operatives to reinforce the work of the Special Police Unit - Grupo Operacional Cinotécnico da Polícia de Segurança Pública do Porto and the Unidade Cinotécnica Municipal.

There are already 19 municipal types of equipment with a quality certificate

The certification process by APCER, started in 2015, attests to the quality of the activities, services, and the management of the several equipments run by Ágora, with the consequent increase of its users’ satisfaction.

U.Porto company wins Web Summit 2021 business competition

The jury of experts recognised the solution that applies artificial intelligence to detect defects in textile production, avoiding material waste, and reducing costs.

Once again, this year, there will be a Christmas Tree in Aliados

This year, the Christmas season will resume its colour and magic on Avenida dos Aliados, where a magnificent Christmas tree, as befitting the city, will again be assembled.

Tickets already available for the biggest music industry event worldwide

More than 260 artists worldwide, 520 record labels and distributers, four hundred government and educational institutions, 800 agents, more than 610 managers and 300 producers, and nearly 1250 companies from more than 50 countries, are going to be in Porto for WOMEX – Worldwide Music Expo 2021. The biggest music industry event will take place on 27 -31 October and the tickets for the concerts are already available.

Researchers from Porto develop job seeker mobile app

A new job seeker mobile app was developed by researchers at the Systems and Computer Engineering Institute of Porto (INESC Porto). It is called ‘Life Skills VR - Life Skills for Employment in COVID-19 Era through VR Innovation and it could be a swift tool to help mitigate the unemployment rates due to the ongoing pandemic. The project takes on a consortium format that includes countries such as the United Kingdom, Greece, Italy and Malta.

Porto PianoFest sixth edition brings international artists to different venues in the city

Porto PianoFest 6th edition kicked off yesterday and will run until 8 August, with concerts in several spaces in town. A programme novelty this year is the artistic residencies for musicians. “Vem ouvir pianistas de topo”, which translates as “Come listen top-level pianists” (free translation] is the motto for this edition of Porto PianoFest, an event that gathers internationally recognised pianists in town, who will offer concerts and masterclasses.