The structure of the Portuguese economy is based on the services industry. A big change is underway in manufacturing, biotechnology and energy; moving the economy from high dependence on traditional sectors to those of larger incorporation of technology. In the West Coast of Europe, Portugal's strategic position makes business easy whether you go West or East. Portugal is blessed with abundant sunlight, mild temperatures and an extensive coastline, making it a pleasant place to live and work.
Olaide Olambiwonnu is one of seven MIT students who interned and performed research in Portugal this past summer through the MIT-Portugal Program housed within the MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI).