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BEL GROUP JOINS BCSD PORTUGAL

BEL Group and BCSD Portugal are now travelling together on the journey to sustainability, actively contributing to the sustainable and inclusive development of Portugal. BCSD Portugal is a non-profit business association that supports Portuguese companies in their green transition. Its work with companies focuses on the Social, Environmental and Economic/Governance aspects, inspiring them to build organizations and business models that can be competitive, innovative, and sustainable at the same time.

These areas are increasingly present in all of BEL Group’s management decisions, guiding and signposting its actions on a journey and a path towards a better future for generations to come. This was, moreover, the company’s focus in 2023, with the restructuring of the governance structure reflecting this positioning, which will also be the strategy for the year that is now beginning.

GRUPO BEL MARKS WOMEN'S DAY WITH MURAL CELEBRATING GENDER EQUALITY

The Grupo BEL unveiled the mural “Feminist Flamingo, 2023” by the artist Bordalo II, a work created to mark Women’s Day and celebrate Gender Equality, which combines pieces from the Small Trash Animals series with the artist’s most interventive series, Provocative.

Marco Galinha, CEO of the Grupo BEL opened the inauguration session, welcoming all those present, addressing a special greeting to all women, in which he highlighted that “International Women’s Day makes us reflect on values that are structural to any society and any organisation: equality and freedom”.

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Consortium led by Active Space Technologies promotes Innovation Test Bed

Active+ is the name of the consortium that brings together several BEL Group companies and thus becomes the first innovation Test Bed located in Portugal dedicated to validating and scaling up new materials, products and processes for the Manufacturing Industry, Aeronautics, Nuclear, Space, Smart Cities and Energy.

Led by Active Space Technologies (AST), the consortium’s co-promoters are Active Aerogels, Bel e-Power, Bel R&D, Inovaworks and VASP. This project is part of the National Network of Test Beds, within the Companies 4.0 component of the Recovery and Resilience Plan (PRR). The total amount of eligible investment in this project under the PRR is over 6 million euros, with the approved incentive totaling 3.2 million euros.

Test Beds are innovation centers that aim to provide infrastructures and equipment by organizations with installed capacity to provide services to the community. These services consist of testing and experimenting with innovative products and services in a physical or virtual space. The aim of these centers is to increase the number of commercially viable product pilots, shortening the cycle of innovation, particularly when it comes to laboratory validation.

Innovation marks the start of the year at BEL Group

In the first edition of E.BEL of the year, we highlighted one of the newest companies in the BEL universe, Comsoftweb, sistemas informáticos, Lda. We spoke to Nicolau Domingues, one of the company’s founders, who explained the evolution of Comsoftweb from 1998, then Compusoft, to the present day.

Another highlight of the January newsletter was Active Space Technologies, which will lead a consortium that brings together several companies from the Group. This Test Bed will be the first innovation Center in Portugal dedicated to validating and scaling up new materials, products and processes for the Manufacturing Industry, Aeronautics, Nuclear, Space, Smart Cities and Energy. Don’t miss the January issue of E.BEL here.

WE CREATE SOCIAL VALUE, WE ARE PRESENT

VASP and Tribuna da História at the Book Fair

VASP is present at the 93rd edition of the Book Fair, that takes place from May 25th to June 11th, at Parque Eduardo VII, in Lisbon, with 2 stands of its own (B30 and B31).
Here you will be able to find a wide literary offer of the nearly 50 publishers represented by VASP, as well as the Tribuna da História, publisher recently acquired by the BEL Group and that will have on display its most recent releases.
“The Republicanization of the Monarchy”, by Fátima Bonifácio, “The War and Changes”, by António Telo and “The End of the Portuguese State of India”, by Francisco Cabral Couto, are three of the publisher’s highlights.

Marco Galinha opens the last day of the Sustainability and Society Forum

Marco Galinha was present at the opening of the second and last day of the Sustainability and Society Forum, an initiative of the Global Media Group (GMG) in partnership with Galp, Caixa Geral de Depósitos, INATEL Foundation, BEL Group and Matosinhos City Hall. This International Summit had a remarkable panel of participants and was an important stage for the debate of ideas and where ways to build a more sustainable and inclusive future were presented.

Active Space Technologies develops technology for JUICE probe

Active Space Technologies, a Grupo BEL universe company, has collaborated on the Jupiter Icy Moons Explorer (JUICE) mission, a European Space Agency (ESA) project that aims to study Jupiter’s space system. The probe, which will be launched from French Guiana on April 13 towards Jupiter is equipped with state-of-the-art technology including a mean gain antenna (MGA) guidance and adjustment mechanism, produced by Active Space’s team.

Active Space Technologies was responsible for the delivery of JUICE’s medium gain antenna (MGA) pointing mechanism, ensuring the co-engineering, manufacturing, assembly, verification and testing of all models (validation and flight).

Bel Group, Bronze Sponsor of the 2nd edition of ESG WEEK

The second edition of ESG WEEK, an initiative of the APEE – Portuguese Association for Business Ethics, will take place between April 17 and 21, with the Grupo BEL as Bronze Sponsor. The aim of the initiative is to debate the issue of Sustainability and how one can invest and protect the environment and build a more sustainable world, guided by solid ESG (Environment, Social, Governance) policies.

Follow all the information on the website – https://esgportugal.pt/

Participation is free of charge, but subject to registration: https://lnkd.in/eAVDfY6G

CASH & CARRY BUSINESS EXPANDS THE GROUP'S AREA OF OPERATION

The BEL Group has just acquired exclusive control of the company Amaral & Filhos Distribuição, S.A., a company that distributes and wholesales food products, as authorised by the Competition Authority, in an operation carried out through the vehicle company EDA – Empresa de Distribuição Alimentar.

ARCHIVE OF THE DAILY NEWSPAPER "DIARIO DE NOTÍCIAS" ON DISPLAY AT THE MUSEUM OF THE NAVY

The BEL Group is the main sponsor of the exhibition “DN Tesouro Nacional” (National Treasure), an initiative that aims to show society a century-old view of the most important moments in the history of Portugal and the world. The exhibition will be on display at the Museu da Marinha from 17 December until 28 February 2023 (from 10am to 5pm).

The BEL Group is the main sponsor of the exhibition “DN Tesouro Nacional” (National Treasure), an initiative that aims to show society a century-old view of the most important moments in the history of Portugal and the world. The exhibition will be on display at the Museu da Marinha from 17 December until 28 February 2023 (from 10am to 5pm).

Boas Festas!

O Grupo Bel deseja sinceros votos de Feliz Natal e Próspero Ano Novo!