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Advancing collaboration to make good things happen

Advancing collaboration to make good things happen

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The Institute for Collaborative Working Portugal - ICW Portugal is the representative office for ICW based in Lisbon, Portugal. ICW Portugal, was established by ICW in 2016 with a focus on establishing collaborative work as a professional business discipline and helping organisations in all sectors to build and develop business relationships based on collaborative work best practices.

Portugal has small business organisational structures and therefore collaborative work can have a decisive impact in strategic differentiation, innovation and internationalisation of Portuguese companies.

ICW Portugal is focused on expanding the awareness of the Portuguese business community in collaborative working.

Additionally ICW Portugal have led the Portuguese delegation in the development of ISO 44001.

Our Aims

  • Increase competitiveness of Portuguese companies through collaboration and partnerships.
  • Stimulate applied research networks.
  • Develop and apply best practices adapted to Portuguese corporate culture and their challenges.
  • Provide training and raise awareness on Collaborative Work to companies and universities.
  • Provide access to resources and business applications to increase collaboration.

Our Approach

Through close connection to businesses and universities and a series of seminars we expect to transfer our knowledge and increase Portuguese companies' competitiveness by promoting collaborative work between important peers.

A key priority will be the development of the collaboration potential for national companies to internationalise through partnerships.

A strategic driver is to extend and apply research in the context of Portuguese business community and to support national organisations to grasp the potential of collaborative working.

Structure and People

ICW Portugal is supported by Senior Associate Bruno Marques MICW.

Bruno Marques, a facilitator for ISO 44001, is a business and IT management consultant. Bruno also collaborates with universities as a teacher and researcher and is a post-doctoral researcher in the field of Collaborative Partnerships Development. Author of the book "Collaborate to win - managing partnerships in the insurance sector”.

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CentralPoint, 45 Beech Street, Barbican, London EC2Y 8AD . Email: . Phone: 0203 691 1530
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