Portuguese Hidden Champions

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Portuguese Hidden Champions

  1. 1. Portuguese Hidden Champions
  2. 2. Felipe Ávila da Costa 1985. Born in Porto Alegre, Brasil 2000. Moved to Porto, Portugal TODAY. Technology Center Manager @ Science & Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC) 2008. Master in Software Engineering May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 2
  3. 3. Let’s talk about Champions! May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 3
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  6. 6. Ok! Great… but what about Portugal? There is any Portuguese International Champion? May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 6
  7. 7. But they are hidden! Actually they are Hidden Champions! May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 7
  8. 8. Hidden Champions are companies that are worldwide leaders in their segment, however not well know by the general public. Do you know any Portuguese hidden champion? Def_Hidden Champion May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 8
  9. 9. Nelo Kayaks May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 9 Nelo is the largest canoe manufacturer in the world 75% of the boats competing in London 2012 Based in Vila do Conde 25 Medals in London 2012
  10. 10. Vision Box May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 10 Worldwide Leader in Biometric Enrolment Kiosks and Suitcases Worldwide Leader in Automated Border Control Systems Based in Carnaxide Business in more than 150 Countries
  11. 11. Yellow wood Fingerboard May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 11 Worldwide Leader in Fingerboard Products Based in Matosinhos Business in more than 100 Countries
  12. 12. Petra tex May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 12 Innovation Machine: NoSew, LZR Racer, VitalJacket Based in Paços de Ferreira 100 million Euro in Revenues Partnership with Speedo -> Michael Phelps Suit 8 Gold Medals in Beijng 2008
  13. 13. WeDo Technologies May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 13 Worldwide Leader in leader in revenue and business assurance software €55.1 million in Revenue 180+ customers in more than 80 countries Based in Lisbon
  14. 14. COBUS May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 14 Worldwide Leader in Airport Buses Based in Vila Nova de Gaia 90% Market Share
  15. 15. More Examples May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 15 Corticeira Amorim Fepsa Sonae Industria World Leader in Cork Derivatives Portucel Soporcel World Largest Producer of wood-based panels World Leader in felt for hats (fur or wool) Major world player in the international paper market
  16. 16. What can we learn from Hidden Champions? Strategy: Differenciation, Differenciation! Innovation, Innovation, Innovation! May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 16
  17. 17. What can we learn from Hidden Champions? Internal Analysis HC have a deep knowledge of their product or service HC are often technology leader HC are in it for the long run May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 17
  18. 18. What can we learn from Hidden Champions? External Analysis HC define their market very narrow HC go for deep solutions to problems HC go global May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 18
  19. 19. How to put Portugal in the Champions Map? The answer in our hands May 13th, 2013 Felipe Ávila da Costa @ Ignite Portugal 19 Think Global! More cooperation! Go for Innovation! Focus! Focus! Focus!
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