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.



Connected raises two million euros to test space technology

Investment in UPTEC's startup which aims to develop NB-IoT was co-led by venture capital firms Shilling VC, Iberis Capital and FundBox



ETHIACK is the only Portuguese company in Google's cybersecurity programme

UPTEC startup Ethiackpresented a continuous offensive security testing platform based on AI that allows you to identify vulnerabilities in real time



ST3ER organizes workshop to present trends and financing for green and digital transition in tourism

UPTEC Baixa will host the presentation of the programme that aims to support SMEs in the tourism sector in the green and digital transition with 400.000€


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.