In a partnership between the University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro and the City Hall, Critical Software, a programming company, will open an Engineering Center in Vila Real and hire 100 engineers in two years, mainly computer and electro- but also linked to the aerospace or physical area.

The operation of the Center in Vila Real will begin in April and will be installed, in a first phase, in the Regia Douro Park – Science and Technology Park.

CRITICAL Software thus demonstrates the commitment to counteract the trend of the exodus of the populations – especially the youngest and the companies – to the big cities of the coast. The recruitment of new talent is already underway, and those interested can apply through the CRITICAL Software website. For the center of Vila Real will already be recruited 15 software engineers, and this number is expected to increase by the end of the year.