Quidgest opens a new office in Macau

Following continued global expansion, Quidgest opened a new office in Macau, Quidgest Macau Limited.

By expanding into Macau, Quidgest aims to exploit new business opportunities. Macau is forecast to be the fastest growing economy in the world in 2012, according to Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU). The company´s strategy to enter the Macanese market describes mainly the following priorities: Investment in R&D activities and technology transfer that enable developing specialized solutions fitting the needs of Macanese organizations, establishment of local partnerships with universities and creation of job opportunities.
According to Ana Ribeiro, consultant at Quidgest, the opening of a new office in Macau is another milestone in the history of Quidgest. “Macau is a fascinating market in which we are developing partnerships and joining forces with local entities to achieve positive results by the end of 2012. At this moment, Quidgest is developing a partnership with the University of Macau, offering its students the opportunity to do a traineeship at the headquarters of Quidgest in Lisbon, Portugal”.
Johanna Federlein, Marketing & Business Developer at Quidgest, emphasizes that “despite the fact that the Cantonese translation of the company name is nowhere near the name “Quidgest”, it stands for the basic principles of the software fabric of the future: the development of tailor-made and complex software solutions, by means of an automatic code generation platform”.

Quidgest receives an award for Business Internationalization

Quidgest has been distinguished with the award for Business Internationalisation, accredited by UK Trade & Investment, in the scope of UK – Portugal Business Awards. The award ceremony was held on 21 April, at Hotel Pestana Palace in Lisbon…

Among the eight Portuguese companies that have received this distinction, Quidgest has been recognised in the category “Internationalization”. This award is dedicated to Quidgest for its business strategy and rapid expansion in the UK market, through a local office in London that was opened in 2008 and operates under the name ´Quid Software Engineering´.
This year, the company aims to expand its international network of QuidNet partners, resulting in a greater number of companies using Genio, our platform that automatically generates high level code. This initiative stimulates knowledge transfer in practice by means of projects in cooperation with universities that have potential to commercialize and offering proposals to public and private companies in consortium with British entities. Genio became the most valuable asset of Quid Software Engineering. The platform is the result of a high investment in R&D at Quidgest, and creates a competitive advantage for organizations by permitting a significant reduce of costs and short time-to-market. Cristina Marinhas, CEO of Quidgest says: “The support of UKTI by offering various business opportunities was fundamental during the expansion of Quidgest towards the British market.” Besides the office in London, Quidgest also has offices in Madrid, East-Timor, joint-ventures in Lithuania, São Tomé and Princípe, Mozambique and local partners in Angola and Germany.