eOffice Partner Avila Business Centers is the market leader in virtual offices and shared workspaces in Portugal, and in order to improve the quality of their spaces and services offered, they have created an in-house Research and Development Department based on the best international practices and studies developed in recent years, allowing them to better understand their client’s needs and adopt new working models accordingly.
These studies, which will soon be presented to the market, reflect the feedback given by national and international companies that use virtual offices, coworking spaces and work programs at distance, a set of services that customers can find at Avila Business Centers.
“The paradigm of workspaces is changing and Avila’s strategy is to provide an increasingly effective response to the needs of companies in the current economy seeking rational solutions with controlled costs, as well as to encourage the productivity of their work teams. Avila Business Centers wants to strengthen its leading position regarding the innovation in this market, in Portugal, and the creation of this department is a further proof that we are committed to achieve this goal” says Carlos Gonçalves, CEO of Avila Business Centers.
The new department of research and development will be led by Teresa Câmara Jacinto, who assumes the position of Chief Research & Development Officer of Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking, the insignia of shared workspaces of our company. Teresa has a degree in Mechanical and Thermodynamics Engineering from Instituto Superior de Engenharia de Lisboa. Teresa has integrated leadership teams at Park Expo and managed several construction projects in the tourism, renewable energy and offices areas, as well as sporadically collaborating in training activities in these fields.
“This is an excellent opportunity to put into practice the knowledge accumulated over the years and it is a motivating challenge, given the changes we have experienced in the use of workspaces by the new generations,” says Teresa Câmara Jacinto, which takes immediately functions in Avila Business Centers and Avila Coworking.
This newly created department of Research and Development sets to continue the Avila Business Centers innovation track record and has already earned three Call Center trophies (2011, 2004 and 2015) as well as the 5th place on the World’s Coolest Offices contest of Inc magazine. Avila Business Centers has also launched “myOffice”, the world’s first app for virtual offices. CEO Carlos Gonçalves was International Director of the Global Workspace Association and he is a member of the Advisory Board of the eOffice International Network, one of the largest networks of workspaces, based in London, and it is represented in Portugal by Avila Business Centers.