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.



Ruis Vargas: "I design with Kung Fu"

This month's Out Of Office highlights Ruis Vargas, the founder of Laika, a branding agency that was created with the purpose of representing a non-local.



UPTEC startups present innovations to the industrial sector of Famalicão

Eight companies will present their ideas at Showcase 2.0, an event integrated in the initiatives of the PRODUTECH Digital Innovation Hub



UPTEC's startup among the eight best cleantech ideas in Europe

Build.ing was the only Portuguese company to participate in the continental final of ClimateLaunchPad 2023, the world's largest climate technology competition


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.

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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.