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.



UPTEC has 15 vacancies for researchers with business ideas

The School of Startups for Researchers is exclusively for master's and doctoral students at the University of Porto. Applications close on May 7.



Probely among the first 48 companies to join the European Innovation Council's Scaling Club

The startup incubated at UPTEC is now part of an exclusive community made up of 100 European deep tech companies and partners.



Promptly selected to be NHS Wales technology partner

Startup da UPTEC selecionada para contrato nacional de recolha de dados do Serviço Nacional de Saúde do País de Gales, que presta cuidados a 3 milhões de pessoas.


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.