UPTEC participates in the 2nd edition of Portugal Tech Week

Portugal Tech Week General 2023

The biggest innovation festival in Portugal will take place from the 12th to the 22nd of November and plans to promote more than 200 events across the country

Portugal Tech Week is back for its second edition, and UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto is one of the event’s organizing entities.

Maintaining the ambition of being one of the most significant innovation festivals in the world, this initiative, which in 2022 featured more than 100 events held in nine cities, 90 organizing entities, 2500 platform users and 5300 page views, aims to surpass these numbers by 2023.

Taking place from the 12th to the 22nd of November, this year, the project will have a new way of organizing events: it will have several curators and ambassadors. The curators are experts from the most diverse industries, who will be responsible for attracting events related to the festival’s eight major topics: AI, Coding, FinTech, Future of Work, HealthTech, Sustainability, Venture & Investments, and Web3. Ambassadors are people with significant local influence, responsible for attracting events to their cities.

In 2022, Portugal Tech Week was supported by 14 local actors and won the European Commission’s seal under the “Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition” category. This year, the organization believes it will surpass the numbers of the first edition and reaffirms its commitment to this project, which has a tangible impact on the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem.

“In 2023, we intend to achieve even better results than in the first edition. Our objective of putting Portugal on the world map of innovation, entrepreneurship and technology remains unchanged, and we count on several partners to support us in this mission. We believe that we can make a difference in the Portuguese ecosystem and generate greater interest from businesses, not only boosting national companies and entrepreneurs, but also facilitating international connections and partnerships, thus promoting the economy and visibility of our country”, says Apo Zedeh, one of the managers of the Portugal Tech Week project.

The objective is to promote a culture of cooperation and mutual assistance, taking advantage of the theme of major events such as the Web Summit, which brings together people worldwide around their passion for innovation, technology and business.

This is an initiative of the 351 Portuguese Startup Community, the largest startup community in Portugal, with more than 1500 members, and has the support of several actors, both national such as Startup Portugal, Lisboa Unicorn Capital, Unicorn Factory, Hub Creativo do Beato, Startup Lisboa, ScaleUp Porto, UPTEC, Porto Tech Hub, Fintech House, Nova SBE, Startup Leria, IPN, Move to Fundão, BGI Fábrica de Startups, Beta-i, ESOP, Lispolis e Tecmaia, as international, as Ioasys (technology development partner) e a EU Digital Skills & Jobs Coalition.

September 20th 2023

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