For the first time in Portugal, a nano-material production facility was formally inaugurated in Coimbra on September 7, by the country’s President Aníbal Cavaco Silva. The Innovanano factory is a holding company of Grupo José Mello, and is the result of a €10 million investment. The company is set to create 40 high-profession jobs. The new plant will produce nano-materials, 90% of which will be exported internationally. A nano-material is a natural, incidental or manufactured material containing particles, in an unbound state, or as an aggregate.