The aim is to adopt new working models based on the best international practices and studies that Avila Business Centers is developing in this area.
Lisbon, March 10th, 2016 – Avila Business Centers, the market leader in virtual offices and shared workspaces, has created a new department of Research and Development. This is one more step towards taking Avila Business Centers to the forefront of business centers in Portugal. The main goal of the new Department of Research and Development is to adopt new working models based on the best international practices and studies that Avila Business Centers is developing in this area. These studies, which will soon be presented to the market, reflect the feedback given by national and international companies that use virtual offices, coworking spaces and work programs at distance, a set of services that customers can find at Avila Business Centers.
“The paradigm of workspaces is changing and Avila’s strategy is to provide an increasingly effective response to the needs of companies in the current economy seeking rational solutions with controlled costs, as well as to encourage the productivity of their work teams. Avila Business Centers wants to strengthen its leading position regarding the innovation in this market, in Portugal, and the creation of this department is a further proof that we are committed to achieve this goal”, says Carlos Gonçalves, CEO of Avila Business Centers .
The new department of research and development will be led by Teresa Câmara Jacinto, who assumes the position of Chief Research & Development Officer of Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking, the insignia of shared workspaces of our company. Teresa has a degree in Mechanical and Thermodynamics Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. Teresa has integrated leadership teams at Park Expo and managed several construction projects in the tourism, renewable energy and offices areas, as well as sporadically collaborating in training activities in these fields. “This is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the knowledge accumulated over the years and it is a motivating challenge, given the changes we have experienced in the use of workspaces by the new generations,” says Teresa Câmara Jacinto, which takes immediately functions in Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking.
This newly created department of Research and Development sets to continue the Avila Business Centers innovation track record and has already earned three Call Center trophies (2011, 2004 and 2015) as well as the 5th place on the Worlds’ Coolest Offices contest of Inc magazine. Avila Business Centers has also launched “myOffice”, the world’s first app for virtual offices. The CEO Carlos Gonçalves was International Director of the Global Workspace Association and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the eOffice International Network, one of the largest networks of workspaces, based in London, and it is represented in Portugal by Avila Business Centers.
About Avila Business Centers
Avila Business Centers is the most prized business center in Portugal and it is the country’s innovation leader in the market of flexible workspaces. Both Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking, offer a premium environment with the latest technology, where companies can grow in a sustainable and dynamic way. Avila Business Centers has revolutionized the market for virtual offices with the launching of myOffice app in 2010, an international pioneering platform.
Founded in 2004, Avila Business Centers currently has more than 400 national and international clients and it is a member and representative of the largest network of world business centers, the eOffice International Network, in Portugal. This network has over 300 locations and it is managed from the United Kingdom. The Avila Business Centers has its premises in Lisbon, in Avenida da República and Avenida João Crisóstomo.
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