entrepreneur presenting at UPTEC



Teacher giving a workshop at a UPTEC program
Interview of UPTEC Entrpreneur


Foster the creation

The mission

UPTEC supports the creation and development of business projects in the arts, sciences and technologies, through sharing knowledge between the University and the market.

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UPTEC is a meeting point between the University of Porto and businesses, where companies benefit from business development support to connect them with global growth networks.

In order to increase the interaction between our vibrant community, we are connected with strategic partners and actively organizing events and networking opportunities.

Here you can find a place—office, lab or cowork—to establish your business and be part of our purpose of building a better society through innovation and knowledge.

Following a knowledge sharing strategy, UPTEC has been developing acceleration programmes for entrepreneurs and researchers, as well as open innovation programmes for corporate leaders or municipalities.



"The Finns are a very pragmatic people, very good at executing a vision"

In this “Open Doors” we share the experience of Raphael Stanzani from UPTEC, who traveled to Vaasa, as part of the OpenInonTrain



Santander X Awards Portugal 2023 has 30 thousand euros to support startups

Applications for the Santander X Awards Portugal 2023 close on September 25th in the Seed and Early-Stage categories



UPTEC participates in the 2nd edition of Portugal Tech Week

The biggest innovation festival in Portugal will take place from the 12th to the 22nd of November and plans to promote more than 200 events across the country


Since the beginning of its activity, in 2007, UPTEC has supported the development of more than 630 business projects in areas as diverse as nanosciences, nanotechnologies, new materials and production, energy, health, food, biotechnology, information technology and communication, digital media, architecture, interactive marketing, content production.

Apply to join us.

Becoming a member of UPTEC community is being part of a multidisciplinary ecosystem of innovation. Here entrepreneurs create new businesses and big companies develop new technologies in cooperation with the University of Porto.