UPTEC is one of the ambassadors of Bioeconomy Ventures

UPTEC — Science and Technology Park of the U. Porto is one of the 20 ambassadors of Bioeconomy Ventures, a program that aims to build the reference platform for bioeconomy-based startups and spin-offs seeking to gain access to finance, becoming the main meeting point in the European bioeconomy.

20 organisations, representing innovation clusters, innovation agencies, accelerators and incubators, representative of the primary sector, are officially part of our Ambassadors Programme. Crossing knowledge and expertise are now ready to shape the brand of BioeconomyVentures, contributing to spread our network, and finally acting as contact points among the players of the European bioeconomy sectors.

The scouting process has lasted 6 months, promoted through a dedicated expression of interest, during which more than 70 candidates were evaluated for their potential to joining the programme.

The final 20 Ambassadors have been selected based on 4 macro evaluation criteria: 1) Creation of a significant ecosystem; 2) Experience in assisting collaborations/partnerships; 3) Geographical scope of action; 4) Promotional channels.

Now everything is ready to move to the next step, where the selected ambassadors will each organise at least 2 pitching and networking events in their regions – the so called ‘Explore & Expand workshops. The main goal being to boost the European entrepreneurship at a local level by connecting start-ups and investors to generate deals and getting them on board on the BioeconomyVentures platform.

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