Avila Spaces, the leading Business Centre for innovation in the flexible workspaces market in Portugal, seeks to use its digital platform - Avila Connect - to strengthen networking and synergies between customers, in response to the new business models that are being created in an era of social distancing.
Avila Connect is an innovative platform, at international level, designed and developed by Avila Spaces that aims at promoting networking between customers, since it acts as an internal social network, accessible through a digital kiosk installed in different areas of the Coworking, on a computer and on a mobile phone.
Additionally, this platform offers free use of other features - "Marketplace" and "Events" - by other companies which do not belong to the Avila Spaces Community.
This platform has three functions:
Community: an internal social network where the profiles of all resident customers of Avila Spaces are listed, including a description of their companies and contacts.
Events: here you will find a calendar where you can choose events like monthly workshops, social gatherings, or free networking actions organised by Avila Spaces, and their respective online registration.
Marketplace: it consists of a directory of partners with experience in several support services such as Business Opening, Accounting, Fiscal and Legal Support, Web Design, amongst others. "Marketplace” provides a certified selection of businesses that may be contacted directly through the platform, namely by companies that are in the beginning of their activity and do not have references from qualified suppliers.
"We know that this innovative solution has a great potential to meet the needs of companies that are interested in Coworking and seek to establish partnerships and explore business opportunities in the face of the crisis that has taken place. If in the pre-coronavirus era networking was important, at a period when we all face social distancing it is vitally important that the use of platforms bring companies closer together and connect them in a perspective of fostering business relationships.", notes Carlos Gonçalves, CEO of Avila Spaces.
It is in this new work context that Avila Spaces makes business upgrading an absolute priority, reinventing its platforms such as Avila Connect, creating solutions like the Office and Virtual Assistant and adapting its physical space through the pioneering Work Safe initiative. To watch a video presenting the Avila Connect solution simply click here.