Supporting more than 110 startups, the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is a space for the mutual leverage of skills between academia and businesses, which seeks to take advantage of this real proximity to act as a provider of interconnection between these two media, capable of creating an environment conducive to innovation and to the installation of technology-based and or creative businesses.
UPTEC is a structure capable of enhancing the socio-economic aspects of the Porto region, as it concentrates a large number of start-ups and private R&D centers around the University of Porto.
Divided into four distinct centers â€“ Technology Center, Creative Industries Center, Sea Technology Center and Biotechnology Center â€“ the UPTEC includes two types of support structures for businesses, including Incubators and Centers for Business Innovation.
In the Incubator, entrepreneurs find the necessary support to turn their ideas into businesses with potential for rapid growth. At the Center for Business Innovation, the existing businesses will find the space and mechanisms to host and operate their projects and activities, benefiting from the synergies that exist with the R&D Departments and other interface institutes of UP.