Time to huddle up, because we’re about to uncover the story of how Nutrium Care came to be.

Picture this: André Santos, an IT student who had overweight issues for many years, goes to a nutritionist and has the worst experience ever. He left with the promise of return in 3 months’ time and a paper saying “chicken breast”, “vegetables”, and “2 liters of water”.

Imagine the outcome: none. But this made André think “What if there was an app with a complete meal plan and recipes? What if he would send me messages motivating me in between appointments?”

So he gathered a team of other IT students and Nutrium was born! A nutrition software that is now a market leader present in over 40 countries and is used by over 250,000 nutritionists.

After years of collaborating with nutritionists, in 2018 Nutrium began providing nutritional support to their own employees, and the results were incredible!

Think remarkable weight loss, higher energy levels, better sleep, and an overall sense of “I’m winning at life”. The team was amazed and decided they had to take these results to other companies!

So Nutrium created Nutrium Care, a wellness program that’s tailor-made for companies. The program allows every employee to achieve their health goals, with the help of expert nutritionists who provide appointments and give real-time motivation and help through a mobile app.

And, to ensure that the results have long-term effects, Nutrium Care includes webinars on hot topics, workshops to teach them how to cook healthy recipes, and newsletters with healthy tips.

In companies like Vodafone, Randstad, AGEAS, and many more, we have been seeing great impact in employee’s health, productivity and motivation. The result? Companies reduce absenteeism and health costs. They get healthier, happier, and more productive staff. It’s a win-win for everyone. Nutrium Care’s mission is simple: to make the world healthier, one company at a time. If you’re curious, you can meet them at the Happiness Camp!

By: Nutrium Care

A realm of knowledge, warm hospitality, and innovation, Porto, the Invicta city, stands as a resilient and hopeful urban centre, embracing forthcoming challenges.

The Municipality’s economic strategy aims not only to enhance the city’s economic allure and that of the broader region, but also to foster social cohesion and the well-being of those who live, work, and visit Porto. This is the key to securing Porto’s sustainable development, where the harmony of happiness and economy thrives.

The city of talent

Porto’s been catching the eye of companies near and far, turning into a real hotspot for success and growth. And hey, it’s not just about the spot-on location. Porto’s got top-of-the-line infrastructure, cost-friendly vibes, and an awesome quality of life. Plus, it’s got some seriously top-tier schools, universities, and polytechnics known worldwide. No wonder students and businesses looking for top-notch talent are drawn to this place.

But there’s more to the story. The Porto City Council has a hands-on approach through its TERA initiative, creating an education-focused scene. The initiative’s not just aiming to attract talent by understanding the job scene in the city; it’s also building up a rad environment for learning and innovation. And what about those who pick Porto as their base? The city’s all in to help power up their careers.

Discover the most exciting companies to work in Porto

InvestPorto has created a network of the city’s happiest and most captivating companies, so we can all know who’s getting the job well done!

The Porto Leading Investors are, for now, 39 companies that represent the innovation, competitiveness, and excellence of the city, helping to consolidate Porto as an international talent hub.

You may recognise some of these 39 Porto Leading Investors; they don’t go unnoticed. Between recruitment events, initiatives and projects, as well as local opportunities, the Porto Leading Investors drive the city and the region.

We are all entrepreneurs

ScaleUp Porto is an initiative that aims to project Porto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem as a national and international reference. Porto isn’t just a destination; it’s a journey of transformation led by visionary individuals who are united by a common goal: to make their mark on the world through the power of entrepreneurship.

Being an incubator for startups and a fertile ground where innovation takes root and thrives, Porto’s entrepreneurial ecosystem seeks to nurture the seeds of creativity. The local entrepreneurial spirit is a force to be reckoned with, helping to reshape the city’s business landscape.

Entrepreneurs here are the pioneers, the risk-takers who refuse to be confined by conventional wisdom. It’s this audacious spirit that’s putting Porto on the map as a city where taking risks is just part of the journey. Here in Porto, we are all entrepreneurs.


In the age of globalization, countries are not just competing for economic dominance but also for the hearts and minds of global talent. As the world becomes increasingly interconnected, the ability of a nation to attract and retain talent has become a critical determinant of its economic success. One often overlooked factor in this equation is the role of happiness in public policies. This article delves into the importance of countries promoting happiness in their public policies as a strategy to attract and retain talent, and subsequently, attract Foreign Direct Investment (FDI).

1. The Happiness Quotient: More Than Just a Feel-Good Factor

Happiness, often perceived as a subjective and intangible concept, has tangible implications for a country’s economic and social fabric. Countries with happier citizens tend to have higher productivity levels, lower healthcare costs, and a more engaged workforce. When public policies prioritize the well-being and happiness of its citizens, it creates an environment where individuals can thrive, innovate, and contribute positively to the economy.

2. Talent Attraction and Retention: The Happiness Magnet

The global talent pool is more mobile than ever. Professionals today are not just looking for lucrative job offers; they are seeking a quality of life that aligns with their personal and professional aspirations. Countries that prioritize happiness in their public policies are more likely to create a conducive environment for work-life balance, mental well-being, and overall life satisfaction. Such countries become magnets for global talent, who bring with them skills, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit.

For instance, the World Happiness Report often highlights Nordic countries like Denmark, Finland, and Norway as some of the happiest in the world. These countries have successfully integrated happiness into their public policies, focusing on social welfare, environmental sustainability, and inclusive growth. As a result, they have become attractive destinations for global talent, particularly in sectors like technology, green energy, and research.

3. The FDI Connection: Happy Countries are Investment Friendly

There’s a direct correlation between talent retention and FDI. Multinational corporations are more likely to invest in countries where they can access a skilled, innovative, and productive workforce. When a country is recognized for its happiness-centric policies, it sends a positive signal to foreign investors about the country’s stability, progressive outlook, and forward-thinking leadership.

Moreover, a happy and contented workforce reduces turnover rates, ensuring that companies can maintain continuity in their operations. This stability is a significant attraction for foreign investors who seek predictable and sustainable returns on their investments.

4. The Ripple Effect: From Happiness to Holistic Development

Promoting happiness is not just about immediate economic gains. It has a ripple effect on various facets of a country’s development. Happy citizens are more likely to participate in civic duties, contribute to community development, and engage in constructive dialogues. This active citizenry can lead to better governance, transparency, and accountability, further enhancing a country’s attractiveness to foreign investors.


In conclusion, the pursuit of happiness is not just a philosophical or moral endeavour; it’s an economic imperative in today’s globalized world. Countries that recognize the importance of integrating happiness into their public policies stand to gain not just in terms of a contented and productive citizenry but also in attracting global talent and significant foreign investments. It’s high time that nations move beyond traditional economic indicators and embrace happiness as a key metric for progress and prosperity.