ADRAVE, SA, was created on the 15th September 1998, and it is qualified as Regional Development Agency (RDA). It’s a platform for cooperation between the public and private sectors for the development of a regional space that is the region of the Ave Valley, located in the North of Portugal.

ADRAVE has established itself since its inception as a regional development institution that intervenes in the fields of economic and social development, innovation and organizational modernization, among others.

The ADRAVE has a team with multidisciplinary expertise and extensive professional experience, able to boost infrastructure projects for the region and business projects. Fruit of the work that has been developing, enjoying a high reputation, recognized by regional, national and international partners, ADRAVE is today as a major player in regional development.

In the area of Economic Development, ADRAVE acts in attracting investment, the promotion of regional potential in business advice in the area of internationalization, development of business applications for European funds, in the qualification and certification of Portuguese Clusters, training of entrepreneurs and entrepreneurs in the areas of internationalization, management, innovation and entrepreneurship.

The ADRAVE is certified by standard ISO9001: 2008, it is one of the few entities in Portugal qualified to support the management bodies of clusters in the process of Bronze Label and Gold Label and is a founding member of the Cluster Portugal Foods and Cluster textile Technology and Fashion.

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