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UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of U. Porto

UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of U. Porto

U.Porto’s “cradle of innovation”, UPTEC, promotes contact between businesses, start-ups, innovation centres and the scientific community. Bringing educational institutions and the business world closer together, UPTEC plays an important role in stimulating initiatives and programmes that boost synergy and innovation.

UPTEC is integrated into a broad network of strategic partners and develops acceleration programmes for entrepreneurs and researchers, open innovation programmes for large companies and municipalities, and regularly organises networking events and opportunities.

Since the beginning of its activity, in 2007, UPTEC has supported more than 700 business ideas.

Experience and Uniqueness
UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of U.Porto has been the leading structure for knowledge transfer between the University of Porto and the business world. In addition to support for the creation and development of hundreds of business projects in the arts, science and technology, this pioneering structure in Portuguese Higher Education also hosts innovation centres of renowned national and international businesses.

Typical Customer
Projects established at UPTEC benefit from business development support and benefit from the connection to global growth networks.

UPTEC hosts businesses in three centres – UPTEC Asprela (science and technology), UPTEC Baixa (creative industries) and UPTEC Mar (projects associated with the maritime economy) – and follows a cluster and resource-sharing strategy between start-ups, innovation centres and anchor projects.
  • Business development
  • Business consulting and market advisory
  • Startup consulting
  • Real estate solutions
  • Startup incubators
  • Coworking spaces
  • Office spaces
Supported languages English Portuguese Spanish
Market expertise
  • Europe
  • Portugal
Industry expertise Agri-food sector Creative industries Energy and environment Healthcare and life sciences Information and communication technologies Maritime sector Mobility sector Retail and commerce Shared services Transport and distribution services

UPTEC Asprela I Rua Alfredo Allen, 455/461 4200-135 Porto, Portugal

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