From the persistency of a small group of students in 1995 up to the launch of internationally acclaimed projects, there are many moments in SAPO's history in which ingenuity and skill overcame massive complexity and helped pinpoint business opportunities.
Creativity and innovative thinking are a requirement for everyone working at SAPO, and our projects see constant improvement from internal ideas as they are folded into our products and services through agile methodologies, for we consider innovation to be everyone's responsibility.
SAPO grew into a technology powerhouse since its early days, delivering innovative and disruptive services on a regular basis.
All our solutions are based on an open, scalable architecture - our own in-house cloud services, which we export as public APIs.
SAPO built an in-house electronic payments platform that complies to the strictest levels of PCI certification and is made available through secure APIs.
SAPO remains close to its academic origins in Aveiro University during 1995, and SAPO Labs embodies that closeness by fostering a continuous exchange of talent and innovative ideas between academia and industry.
SAPO Labs is formally present in two leading academic institutions - Aveiro University and Oporto University - in which it has on-site facilities that support a number of projects in fields like Big Data, Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning, Social Network Analysis and Information Visualization.
In an heterogeneous environment where constant knowledge sharing is the norm, SAPO developers take an active role in driving the evolution of our products and services, building creative and flexible solutions.
We foster technological diversity, with several core teams focusing on specific fields such as mobile applications, IPTV solutions, e-Commerce, Big Data, content management and geographical information systems.