UPTEC startup founder is a European Commission innovation ambassador

Verónica Orvalho, a lecturer at FCUP and founder of Didimo, is now a European Commission innovation ambassador.

Verónica Orvalho, founder of Didimo, a startup incubated at UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto, has just joined the European Innovation Council (EIC) ‘s list of ambassadors.

The group comprises 48 people and includes members of the EIC’s board of directors, managers, and researchers from highly innovative companies and projects in 30 countries.

In addition to her founder career, Verónica Orvalho, now a European Commission innovation ambassador,  is also a lecturer and researcher at the FCUP – Faculty of Sciences of the University of Porto.

Created in 2016, Didimo is a leader in developing high-fidelity interactive digital models of each person (avatars) and has already raised more than 14 million euros in investment.

European Commission innovation ambassador: 26 members

The European Innovation Council is the European Commission’s most important innovation instrument. This programme of support for European startups and SMEs aims to identify, support, and develop new technologies and innovations that are truly transformative, capable of creating new markets and jobs and reaching a global scale.

liana Ivanova, European Commissioner for Innovation, Research, Culture, Education and Youth, welcomed the new EIC ambassadors, including Verónica Orvalho. “The EIC is a great European success and needs to be known throughout Europe and beyond. The new ambassadors have first-hand experience of the programme. I look forward to seeing them promote the EIC throughout the ecosystem and give us feedback on what we can do better,” she said.

22 new members join the 26 EIC ambassadors to continue promoting the European Innovation Council in the European and international innovation ecosystem. In total, the EIC ambassador community consists of 27 men and 21 women.

April 2, 2024

Share Article