The 36-hour programme is exclusively for master’s and doctoral researchers from the University of Porto. Applications until 7th May.

This Startup School for Researchers, a programme promoted by UPTEC as part of the DEEP INVENTHEI project, aims to promote entrepreneurial skills that improve young entrepreneurs’ ability to structure and implement business ideas. To this end, during the programme, participants will have the opportunity to meet CEOs of startups and established companies, who will share their experiences as global entrepreneurs. The Startup School for Researchers also includes mentoring moments with UPTEC experts and guest entrepreneurs.

During the programme, which includes 36 hours of sessions, participants can work as a team on their research projects and turn them into business ideas. If participants don’t have a research project or a team, they will be grouped together to develop a potential business project. After pitch training, participants can present their solutions to a jury in the final session.


Programme Topics

* Ideation
* Business Model
* Intellectual Property
* Pitch Structure
* Presentation Techniques
* Pitch Training
* Final Presentation




13/May | 11am to 12

Kick-off and Q&A – Online

03/June to 07/June | 10am to 5.30pm |

Workshops – in person

14/June | 10am to 1pm |

Final presentation – face-to-face


Only students who participate in 80% of the sessions and submit a final report will receive a certificate of participation.


Target Audience

Master’s or PhD researchers who want to validate the potential for their business ideas to enter the market. This programme is exclusive to master’s and doctoral students at the University of Porto.








Application Deadline 

7th May, until 23:59


Communication of results 

9th May



(only 15 places available)


This programme is an INVENTHEI initiative

DEEP INVENTHEI is a project of the EIT HEI initiative: Innovation Capacity Building for Higher Education launched by the European Institute of Innovation and Technology (EIT) and led by EIT RawMaterials – one of the EIT Knowledge and Innovation Communities.