Our offering

We offer a wide range of benefits, resources and essential activities to support the growth and empowerment of businesses.

University Connection

UPTEC acts as a privileged link to the University of Porto, while enhancing synergies with the R&D+i departments and interface institutes of U.Porto.

Mentoring & Business Development

UPTEC offers specialized mentoring — through a selected mentor to each company — that maximizes the potential of each business idea, while ensuring integration into global networks of growth and internationalization opportunities.

Knowledge Sharing Programmes

With more than 10 years of experience in innovation and entrepreneurship, UPTEC develops both its own programmes. Following this strategy, UPTEC has been designing acceleration programmes as well as open innovation programmes.

Strategic partners cooperation

Our ecosystem integrates a wide global partners network, with a vast experience at industry, internationalization and investment.

Events & Networking

In order to promote interaction between our community, UPTEC organizes more than 150 events per year (e.g. thematic workshops, discussion sessions and informal meetings).

Talent Attraction

In order to facilitate talent attraction, UPTEC has been establishing direct bridges with student groups as well as with national and international Universities. This enables you to disseminate your job offers and to easily access internship programmes.


Our companies can benefit from over 50 perks and special tech, legal, intellectual property and communication services discounts.

Media Relations

UPTEC supports companies to define a strategy of media outreach, from the press release production to the dissemination to the media.


Integration into UPTEC can either be a physical installation — in offices, labs or co-working spaces — or a virtual incubation. Besides, our community obtains access to shared facilities for meetings, events, dining and leisure.

Product Development Lab

UPTEC’s Product Development Lab combines 3D production equipment that enables obtaining models and prototypes.


Slack Channel

The UPTEC channel on Slack is a perfect spot to keep updated with all the events, news and opportunities, as well as connect directly with other entrepreneurs from our community.


Join the UPTEC community.

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