With reduced taxation, adequate infrastructures, competitive operational costs, safety and quality of life, Madeira is positioned to provide investors with a unique package of benefits.
Madeira is presently one the best locations in the E.U. for companies with operations in the European single market and worldwide.
With reduced taxation, adequate infrastructures, competitive operational costs, safety and quality of life, Madeira is positioned to provide investors with a unique package of benefits, offering a wide range of solutions to enhance the efficiency and performance of various forms of investment.
Moreover, Madeira’s preferential tax regime has not only been approved by Portugal but also by the European Union as a valid form of State aid for regional development, providing the IBC of Madeira with a stable and fully regulated and supervised business environment, thus adding to its international image of credibility and transparency.
Available to investors are several conference rooms and office centres providing office space for rental, as well as laboratories and a local university, with several courses ranging from Biology and Chemistry to Electronics and several Engineering courses. The Madeira University has, in addition, a cooperation with Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, USA, for a Master Degree in Human-Computer Interaction.
Additionally, Madeira benefits from a Submarine Cable Station, hosted in the “Madeira Datacenter”, operating several international optical submarine cables, allowing interconnectivity with national and international SDH networks and providing, as such, significant advantages in terms of quality, cost, bandwidth and scalability.
Another available infrastructure is the Internet Gateway provided by Marconi Internet Direct (MID).
This MID offers international Internet access without any kind of contention and using diversity in the access to international backbones.
The IP platform has its international connectivity distributed by: 3 PoPs (London, Amsterdam and Paris), peering connections with hundreds of major international ISPs and IP transits to Europe and the USA.