Scotland headquartered Exterity, which specialises in enterprise IP video technology, is opening a software development centre to boost the pace of the company’s innovation.
The centre will be located at UPTEC (Science and Technology Park of University of Porto). According to the firm, the planned expansion will complement its core technical development facility in Edinburgh.
The purpose of the new addition is to help the company to meet its customers’ growing demand and to tap into Porto’s vibrant tech scene, which is one of Europe’s fastest growing tech hubs.
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As such, Porto is well positioned to attract the very top software developer talent, another benefit Exterity is hoping to take advantage of.
The expansion follows a year of strong results for the company, with took on numerous high-profile clients in 2018, including Inglis Riverside Stables, the New England Institute of Technology, Paris Longchamp, Saxon Hote, Villas and Spa, Six Senses Zinghy Bar, and Thomson Reuters India.
This success has been augmented by significant investment in the company’s workforce, with a 20% increase in staff globally by the end of the year.
Exterity’s CTO, Mike Allan, commented: “With a boom in tech start-ups over the last few years, Porto has become a centre of excellence for technical innovation as well as a desirable place to live and work.
“With 2019 building on another very successful year for Exterity, we want to quickly expand our software developer resource to support our clients’ current and future needs.
“Porto is an attractive option for us to do this, giving us direct access to a strong developer talent pool and a creative, supportive tech ecosystem at UPTEC that will nicely complement our core technical development centre at our Scotland HQ.”