entrepreneur presenting at UPTEC



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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.



Christoph Ihl: "Portugal has turned into a startup country"

This edition highlights Christoph Ihl from the Hamburg University of Technology, who shared his experience at UPTEC under the OpenInnoTrain programme



VG CoLAB is the first collaborative laboratory to join the European Battery Consortium

The collaborative laboratory VG CoLAB which focuses on energy storage, joins the consortium funded by the European Commission to the tune of almost 3 billion euros



UPTEC graduates among the 150 fastest-growing tech companies in Europe

Addvolt and Knok on the podium of the fastest growing national companies in Europe, the Middle East and Africa


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.