On Friday the 11th of December, IComp Director Dr. Terry McGrail accompanied President Michael D. Higgins on a visit to the Centre for Enterprise and Innovation in the Automobile Industry (CeiiA) in the Portugese city of Oporto. CeiiA is a Portuguese not-for-profit organisation engaged in innovation and research. Their mission is to enhance the competitiveness and environmental impact of mobility and transport. This is achieved through international cooperation between universities and industry translating into market oriented products and solutions. The activities of CEiiA are focused in the automotive and aerospace industries, specializing in product development, structural analysis, aerodynamics, prototyping and intelligent systems. The purpose of the President’s visit was to participate in meetings with CEiiA representatives and Enterprise Ireland client companies engaged in a networking event.