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ScaleUp Porto renews Open Call and has 70 thousand euros to support innovative activities

ScaleUp Porto renews Open Call and has 70 thousand euros to support innovative activities
11 Apr 2020

The fourth edition of the ScaleUp Porto Open Call brings news and guarantees a total of 70 thousand euros to support new activities in the areas of innovation, technology and entrepreneurship. Applications are open until April 26th.

The Câmara do Porto, through the ScaleUp Porto strategy, challenges the innovators of the ecosystem, the technological, innovation and entrepreneurship communities of the city, for the fourth consecutive year.

Among the novelties of this Open Call, ScaleUp Porto highlights the invitation launched to entities to boost activities in four different areas: education initiatives for technology-based entrepreneurship and ideation; development of studies, mapping and assessments of the ecosystem; initiatives to share knowledge and train startups teams; and initiatives to promote and boost technological communities.

Moreover, the collaboration between the agents of the ecosystem and the promotion of actions that promote opportunities are, at this stage, of special importance, given the current challenges that we all face. But, in essence, the spirit and objective of the Open Call remains: to boost actions by the city's entrepreneurship, innovation and technology community, with a view to promoting an even more active and dynamic ecosystem.

For this purpose, a total amount of 70 thousand euros is available, which should be shared between various activities. Each of the initiatives scored and selected by the jury may receive a maximum of 10 thousand euros, and this amount will not necessarily have to cover the total amount of the needs of the submitted project.

Entities can apply for their activities until April 26th, considering that they must take place in the municipality of Porto, during the period of one year.

Candidates should consult the competition program in detail, in order to know all the news. Applications must be registered using the form, also available on the ScaleUp Porto website.

In the total of the three previous editions, the ScaleUp Porto Open Call exceeded 8,700 participants, in 24 activities carried out, as diverse as conferences, workshops, creation of video interviews, mappings, among others.