The Schoool of Startups for Researchers is a programme organized by UPTEC and it is conducted in the INVENTHEI scope.

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 work, in teams, on their research projects and transform them into business ideas. If the participants don’t have a research project or a team, they will be assigned to a group, in order to 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 is the second edition of the School of Startups for Researchers organized in the INVENTHEI scope.


Programme Topics


Business Model

Intellectual Property

Structuring the Pitch

Presentation Skills

Pitch Training

Final Presentation



16/maio | 14h30 às 15h30 | Kick-off e Q&A – Online
30/maio a 3/junho | 10h às 17h30 | face-to-face workshops
9/junho | 10h às 17h30 | 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 to Master and Ph.D. students from the University of Porto.


Free of charge





Application Deadline

May 12th




 (only 10 places available)



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.