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January 31, 2017


A KCS IT will launch in partnership with Believe Portugal the K.Tech award, part of the Entrepreneurship competition aimed at technological projects. The partnership with the consultant provides the winning ideas with specialized support in entering the market, namely through best practices in terms of PMI.


Lisbon, December 23, 2016 - KCS iT will be responsible for the K.Tech Award, the strand of the Acredita Portugal Entrepreneurship contest aimed at projects related to the new Information Technologies and the implementation of these technologies in traditional business areas. The winners, in addition to the remaining prizes in the contest, will have the opportunity to be supported by KCS iT upon entering the market, namely through the allocation of a scholarship of hours to implement the best practices at the PMI level.

For Tiago Farinha, General Director of KCS IT, "the performance of KCS iT integrates a constant concern, through processes developed internally, with the ability to enhance the Talent of our consultants and to create original solutions for our customers. The partnership now implemented with Acredita Portugal appears as a unique opportunity to help create this dynamism around Innovation and the identification of Talent in a broader sense and that produces results in a diverse community of professionals, students and organizations, with which we believe that our know-how can make a difference ”.

According to Pedro Queiró, CEO of Acredita Portugal, “the relevance of Acredita Portugal's role can be seen through several partnerships developed with leading organizations throughout the history of this initiative. They recognize that the opportunities created for entrepreneurs are important in the current context and that the projects launched on the market have an original character and have perspectives for growth and transformation. The connection to KCS iT, based on the experience in the Information Technologies sector and on its own solutions developed in the Technological field, becomes an important asset in this recognition project ”.

All participants in the Montepio Acredita Portugal contest whose project fits into the technological context are automatically candidates for the K.Tech award. The evaluation of the submitted ideas will be carried out by a team of experts from KCS iT and by a representative from Acredita Portugal.

In its last six editions, the Acredita Portugal Entrepreneurship Contest supported 56.196 projects and helped to develop and 7.742 business models. At this moment, the first phase of the 7th edition of the initiative is taking place, with the process of receiving applications to extend until January 15, 2017.



About KCS iT:
KCS iT is a consulting, outsourcing and training services company, specialized in Project Management in line with the best practices of PMI®.
Totally innovative in its area of ​​operation, KCS iT brings value creation to its customers, in the execution of strategic consultancy, in the management of IT projects for organizations, through the implementation of PMI® international good practices and in the management of projects of its customers.
About the Montepio Acredita Portugal Contest:
The Montepio Acredita Portugal entrepreneurship contest was created to respond to the association's mission: to foster a culture of possibility to unleash the entrepreneurial potential of the Portuguese.
This is intended to be a training space in entrepreneurship, which allows generating new ideas, structuring ideas in projects, testing concepts, preparing business plans and presenting the projects to investors.
The winners will be given prizes for services, so that they can have the opportunity to launch their idea and put it into practice, which is the main objective of Acredita Portugal and its competitions.


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