This programme is an INVENTHEI initiative.

This online program aims to promote entrepreneurship skills that improve young entrepreneurs’ capacity to structure and implement their business ideas. In order to achieve that, during the program, the participants will meet CEOs from startups and established companies who will share their experience of being global entrepreneurs. The School of Startups for Researchers also includes mentoring moments with UPTEC experts and guest entrepreneurs.


During the programme, which includes 36 hours of sessions, the participants will be divided into groups so that they can develop a potential business project. After a pitch training, the participants will have the opportunity to present their solutions, in a face-to-face session.


This initiative is a collaboration between UPTEC and the Doctoral Programme in Sustainable Chemistry from the Faculty of Sciences of the U.Porto (FCUP).


Programme Topics


Business Model

Intellectual Property

Structuring the Pitch

Presentation Skills

Pitch Training

Final Presentation



29/nov to 3/dec | 10am to 6pm | online
9/dec |  10am to 6pm | face-to-face final presentation

Only the students that attend 80% of the classes and deliver a course report will be able to receive the participation certificate.


Target audiences

Young graduates with innovative business projects that want to accelerate their market access. This programme is exclusive for Ph.D. students from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto (FEUP) and from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the U.Porto (FFUP).



Free of charge





Deadline of applications

24th of November




 (only the best 10 applications will be selected)



This programme is an INVENTHEI initiative

INVENTHEI is a project from the EIT’s HEI Initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education was launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and is led by EIT RawMaterials − one of the EIT’s Knowledge and Innovation Communities.