Claranet officially opens its building in Hub Criativo do Beato, where Unicorn Factory Lisbon already operates, among other companies. The space concentrates the areas of innovation, business and operations of the company in Portugal, and is another step in the strategic vision of the city to build the future of innovation from Lisbon to the world.
Claranet is one of the most influential technology companies in the world in creating solutions that combine technology and knowledge, driving its clients’ business ambitions. The new space reflects a hybrid, inspiring and sustainable work concept, which favours energy efficiency and collaboration.
The inauguration event was attended by the Mayor of Lisbon, Carlos Moedas, the British Ambassador in Portugal, Christopher Sainty, and several Claranet customers and partners, setting the tone for the Hub Criativo do Beato, which is increasingly open to the world, with one more space in operation.
“The principles of Hub Criativo do Beato are based on technology and innovation and, together with Unicorn Factory Lisboa, our partners and residents who already operate here or are moving to settle, we contribute to a more innovative city with a positive impact on the world.” says Gil Azevedo, executive director of Unicorn Factory Lisboa and Startup Lisboa, managing entities of Hub Criativo do Beato.
In the words of António Miguel Ferreira, Managing Director of Claranet Portugal, we understand why they chose HCB to install operations in the areas of Cloud, Cybersecurity, Workplace and Data Science: “The new hybrid workspace favours innovation, sustainability and socialization among employees and reinforces Claranet’s leadership position in the Portuguese IT market through a greater commitment to innovation centers and services in data, cloud, cybersecurity and the workplace of the future.”
With the rehabilitation of its space at Hub Criativo do Beato, and an investment of six million euros, Claranet now installs around 500 workers in the new office with an area of over 4 thousand square meters, which previously housed the Supermarkets and Warehouse of the former Military Maintenance “Grillas”.
“It is a huge privilege to be able to enjoy such an inspiring workspace, inserted in an important hub of innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship, such as Hub Criativo do Beato. It would be difficult to find in Lisbon a place for creative and technological companies so close to Claranet’s DNA, integrated in one of the most interesting requalification projects in the city of Lisbon”, concludes António Miguel Ferreira.