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Exterity to open software innovation centre in Porto
16 April 2019
Exterity to open software innovation centre in Porto

Porto's thriving tech scene, and one of Europe's fastest growing tech hubs is attracting a wealth of software developer talent. The next company to set up a software innovation centre at UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is Exterity.

The Fife Chamber of Commerce awarded Exterity as the Best Performing Company with over 50 Employees at the Fife Business Awards 2019.

Exterity was recognised for its ability to successfully execute on its global strategy to deliver the best professional IP video and digital signage solutions to its clients worldwide, while maximising their operating and financial excellence.

Headquartered in Scotland UK, and with offices in London, New York, Paris, Johannesburg, Dubai, Hong Kong, Singapore and Sydney, the company wants to extend its global reach and will set up a software innovation centre at UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of University of Porto) in Porto, Portugal, to expand and complement its core technical development facility in Edinburgh, UK.

With products deployed in over 50 countries, Exterity is firmly established as a key provider of video and digital signage solutions for numerous vertical markets, including corporate & finance, education, stadiums & venues, government and healthcare, as well as guest experience solutions in the hotel and cruise sectors.

The addition of a software development centre in Porto will enable the company to boost the pace of innovation to meet growing customer demand, and tap into Porto's thriving tech scene, which is - as one of Europe's fastest growing tech hubs - attracting a wealth of software developer talent.

The new office comes off the back of strong results in 2018, with scores of new customers including Inglis Riverside Stables (Australia), the New England Institute of Technology (USA), ParisLongchamp (France), Saxon Hotel, Villas and Spa (South Africa), Six Senses Zinghy Bay (Oman), Thomson Reuters India and many more. This commercial success was supported by significant investment in the company's workforce, leading to a 20% increase in Exterity staff around the world by the end of the year.

"With a boom in tech start-ups over the last few years, Porto has become a centre of excellence for technical innovation as well as a desirable place to live and work. With 2019 building on another very successful year for Exterity, we want to quickly expand our software developer resource to support our clients' current and future needs. Porto is an attractive option for us to do this, giving us direct access to a strong developer talent pool and a creative, supportive tech ecosystem at UPTEC that will nicely complement our core technical development centre at our Scotland HQ", affirmed Exterity's CTO Mike Allan on the establishment of the new office in the city of Porto.
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