Volkswagen develops software center in Lisbon

The Volkswagen Group is developing a software development centre for Volkswagen Group IT and MAN Truck & Bus AG in Lisbon, Portugal.

In the medium term, about 300 IT specialists are to work at the new facility. They are concentrating on the development of cloud-based software solutions for the further digitalization of corporate processes within the Group and for the connected vehicle.

Fernando Medina, mayor of Lisbon, said, ‘In Lisbon we are building a living innovative ecosystem, where great minds can develop their creativity knowing that they are welcome, have access to great quality of living and can be part of a buzzing tech and creative scene. But Lisbon is also pushing boundaries as an innovative and accessible city. We are driving open innovation, inviting partners to share and evolve on a common vision for mobility and create glimpses of the future.

‘The arrival of this centre to Lisbon is the recognition of this work, developed in close partnership with the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem, and certainly will help us strengthen our growing economy, retain talent and create specialized jobs in the digital and mobility areas of the future.’