UPTEC is the structure of the University of Porto dedicated to incubate startups and host Business Innovation Centers, supporting an effective knowledge and technology transfer between academia and markets.
Through its strategy of clustering and sharing of resources and services, UPTEC supports the enhancement of knowledge and innovation generated at the University of Porto, contributing to the robust economic growth in the region.
UPTEC TECH, the main structure of the Park, is located in one of the largest knowledge production areas in Europe (Campus Asprela) and focuses on developing ideas and processes in various Science and Technology specialized fields.
Dedicated to the various sub-sectors of the Creative Industries, UPTEC PINC is a space for cross-discipline collaboration between creative, curious and daring people who seek to develop innovative ideas and contents.
UPTEC MAR supports projects related to the Sciences and Technologies of the Sea, benefiting from the proximity to structures and facilities of the Leixões’ Port and the advanced research in these fields developed at the University of Porto.
Addressing areas such as Biotechnology and Health, UPTEC BIO currently hosts renowned international innovation centers.
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Divided into 4 distinct centers, the UPTEC already hosts and supports more than 78 companies based in Technology, Creativity and Innovation.