UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto supports the creation of technological, scientific and creative based companies and attracts national and international innovation centers.

UPTEC is divided into thematic centers - Technologies, Creative Industries, Biotechnology and Sea. This allows it to follow a strategy of clustering and sharing of resources between startups, innovation centers and anchor projects, offering them the specific support they actually need, while assuring that they also benefit from a broader and transversal network of national and international partners and mentors.

After seven years of activity, UPTEC has supported more than 450 business ideas in areas as diverse as Nanotechnologies, Energy, Health, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Digital Media, Architecture and Publishing


Target: entrepreneurs with technology, scientific or creativity-based business projects that wish to startup their own company.

Goal: to raise awareness among new entrepreneurs about the complex challenges in the process of creating and developing a business project.

Themes:business model; market and strategy; intelectual property; people, companies and law; finances and financing; produtivity; communication and pitch.


  • Workshops about key issues for the development of a business;
  • work in UPTEC's spaces;
  • Individual follow-up sessions with UPTEC mentors
  • Meetings with senior entrepreneurs and strategic partners;
  • Being part of a national and international network of companies and institutions;
  • Networking events with external partners;
  • Pitch training sessions;
  • Public presentation of their projects.