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WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO DO?

In order to create value from the knowledge arising from the University of Porto, the institution needs to give the community the possibility of contacting with processes involving idea creation and development as well as distinguishing value propositions. There are many organizations within the University capable of facilitating this process. The University has many services which support researchers and entrepreneurs that want to add value to their ideas and essentially transfer them to the market. By fostering the right conditions for new projects to be born, the University of Porto can also follow contacts made between researchers and the market, and in turn facilitate economic development to occur.

Entidades
Let-in
A3S
UPTEC
JuniFEUP
StartUP Buzz
AEFCUP

Protecting research and the associated intellectual property (IP) rights, which sustain new products and services, is one of the main tools a company uses to increase competitiveness. The intellectual Property regulation manual of the University intends to improve the protection and valorization of IP rights, so that U.Porto staff can efficiently access the benefits involved in this process.

The University of Porto offers a vast choice in the scope of entrepreneurship and innovation training; Lectures, workshops, training programs and degrees at a bachelor level, as well as a master program in innovation and entrepreneurship are among several activities and events dedicated to promote and foster knowledge based economic development.

Within the University´s incubators, entrepreneurs can find the ideal working conditions that allow them to transform their ideas into business ventures. In order for this to occur, they are given access to consulting and specialized services, intended to foster the launch of any business activity. UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto – gathers many incubators, achieving an enabling environment for startup

Entidades
Let-in
UPTEC

The University of Porto works together with specialized networks & entities which search for the right investment opportunities, in all phases of a spin-outs life-cycle. These networks and entities include business angels, venture capital firms, banks and other public or private financial sources.

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UPTEC

WHO CAN HELP YOU?

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Let-in
FAP
STARTUP PIRATES
NEBUP
V.IVE!
CEDUP
FARMA|inove
UPTEC
U.Porto Inovação
SCIENTIA
A3S
JuniFEUP
MIETE
FEPJC
JUNIOR ACHIEVEMENT ALUMNI
AEFCUP
StartUP Buzz

LET-in is a Programme developed by INESC TEC, and coordinated by INESC's Innovation and Technology Transfer Unit, which provides technology and business consulting services, advanced training as well as (physical and virtual) incubation services for entrepreneurs. LET-In nurtures the development of innovative technology-based entrepreneurial projects either with potential synergies with INESC TEC's areas of knowledge or receiving support from the institution under other entrepreneurship initiatives where INESC TEC plays a role. LET-in has been behind the creation and development of more than 40 companies (start-ups and spin-offs).

LET-in
INESC TEC, Campus da FEUP
Rua do Dr. Roberto Frias, n.º 378
4200-465 Porto
Tel: + 351 22 209 43 98/9| Fax: + 351 22 209 43 50

A Federação Académica do Porto (FAP) é a estrutura estudantil que agrega 27 associações de estudantes da academia portuense, representantes de cerca de 60.000 estudantes, dos quatro subsistemas de ensino. Fundada em 1989, já contando por isso com 26 anos de história, a FAP ergue-se sobre o pilar «Por uma prioridade na Educação», sendo o resultado da vontade de coordenar esforços em prol da Academia. A atividade da FAP é plural: da representação estudantil ao desporto, passando pela intervenção social, desenvolvimento de atividades na área do emprego e empreendedorismo e atividades académicas.

FAP
Rua do Campo Alegre, 627
4150 - 179 Porto
Tel: 226 076 370

Is a one week accelerator program for potential entrepreneurs. As an accelerator program, Startup Pirates is focused in 3 fundamental areas: Training, Mentoring and idea development. In turn, the program crosses theoretical management fundamentals, for example business planning and marketing with a practical component which may include the structuring of a business plan, the development of a product and even training towards pitching an idea to investors. The training is undertaken by experienced entrepreneurs and mentors; the final objective being the acceleration of an entrepreneurial mind-set by providing the necessary competencies, tools and knowledge for the creation of their business.

Startup Pirates
Rua do Tâmega
4200-502 Porto
Tel: 225084740

NEBUP (University of Porto's Biology Students Group) is a juvenile non-profit association that represents the students of Life Sciences in UP. Among other goals, pretends to stimulate the student’s entrepreneur spirit through the development of different activities, providing a much closer contact with professionals from several Biological areas, crossing many times with other areas like management and economy, and even involving business environment entities. In this way, NEBUP may motivate young people developing new ideas in Biology that have a potential of application in the future market and create a useful contact network, building a bridge between the academic world and the business environment.

NEBUP
Rua do Campo Alegre, S/N
4169-007 Porto

O V.IVE! é um programa de Voluntariado da Universidade do Porto que visa a promoção da Inovação e o Empreendedorismo entre os estudantes da Universidade, preparando-os para uma melhor integração na sociedade. Aposta na multidisciplinaridade da U.Porto como uma oportunidade para construir novos projetos de criação de valor e, assim, promover o desenvolvimento económico e social, valorizando o conhecimento cultural, científico, técnico e artístico da inovação gerados na universidade. Os voluntários são docentes da U.Porto que apoiam a principal atividade promovida pelo V.IVE!, o Start-Up Programme@UPorto, uma parceria com a Junior Achievement Portugal que, desde 2008, tem mobilizado centenas de estudantes.

V.IVE!
Universidade do Porto - Reitoria
Praça Gomes Teixeira, 4099-002 Porto PORTUGAL

CEdUP, the Entrepreneurship Club of the University of Porto, was founded in 2007, being the first university entrepreneurship club in the country. CEdUP's mission is to promote entrepreneurship within the U.Porto community as a club that aggregates initiatives and people, creating synergies and contributing to a more efficient ecosystem.

CEDUP
Reitoria da Universidade do Porto
Praça Gomes Teixeira, s/n
4099-002 Porto
Tel: 927418356

FARMA |inove, Association of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Faculty of Pharmacy- University of Porto, is based on an entrepreneurial project with the ambition of creating new and innovative projects in the pharmaceutical area. It is based on qualified and innovative services, investing in staff training and research, innovation and development. The main purpose is to create value in a close relationship with the labor market, being itself an exporter of knowledge and technology within the Faculty of Pharmacy – University of Porto. The brand proves to be dynamic, young, innovative and willing to innovate.

FARMA |inove
Faculdade de Farmácia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Jorge Viterbo Ferreira, 228
4450-313 Porto

UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of U.Porto. Aims to foster the creation of technology based companies through a strong economic model, supported by knowledge and technology transfer. Within UPTEC’s incubators, entrepreneurs find the necessary support to transform their ideas into businesses with potential for rapid growth, using specialized infrastructures and focused services tailored to answer the first needs of any new business. Is an organization capable of providing a healthy environment for business creation. Here businesses find the necessary space and tools to host and operationalize their projects, benefiting from the synergies that exist within the University´s R&D Departments and other interface institutes at U. Porto.

UPTEC
Rua Actor Ferreira da Silva, 100
4200-298 Porto
Tel: +351 220 301 500| Fax: +351 220 501 311

University of Porto Innovation (UPIN) is the technology transfer office of the University of Porto. UPIN's main goal is to increase the value of R&D results and to foster the collaboration between U.Porto and industry. In order for this to occur, UPIN works towards bridging the gap between university and industry which in turns adds focus and value as well as consolidating financial support for R&D.

U.Porto Inovação
Praça Gomes Teixeira
4099-002 Porto

Tel: + 351 220 408 077 | Fax: +351 220 408 378

The Scientia is the Junior Enterprise located at the Faculty of Science, University of Porto, managed by students and Alumni of this institution. Founded in 2010, it aims to be the bridge between academic world and the business world with the goal of search and create job opportunities for the students of this institution. It also seeks to provide the application of theoretical knowledge apprehended in the various courses in practical cases, with all the projects achieved. So is remedied the need of companies through our services. So It is built the bridge between business and the academic world which are becoming increasingly inseparable.

Scientia
Faculdade de Ciências da Universidade do Porto
Rua do Campo Alegre,
4169-007 Porto

A3S is an Association of Research and Development (R&D). We believe that by promoting social entrepreneurship and the sustainability of the third sector we are consolidating more sustainable, fairer, equitable, collaborative and inclusive development alternatives.
A3S acts as a social entrepreneur in search of opportunities to intervene, innovate and, hence, create added social value.

A3S
Fundação da Juventude/Casa da Companhia
Rua das Flores, 69 1º andar | Gabinete 6 | 4050-265 Porto, Portuga
Tel: 916627733

JuniFEUP is a company from the Faculty of Engineering of the University of Porto. Its main goal is to establish a cooperation platform between the business world and the academic world, bringing them closer and making the students integration in the companies easier, in summary, preparing them for the future. JuniFEUP provides solutions in all the fields which are taught at the Faculty of Engineering, but is more focused in Information and Management Technologies.

JuniFEUP
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-464 Porto
Tel: 225081554| Fax: 225081554

Master’s program in Innovation and entrepreneurship has arisen from a partnership between FEUP, U. Porto´s faculty of engineering and FEP, U. Porto´s Faculty of Economics. MIETE promotes the hands-on training of managers and entrepreneurs through a practical teaching approach that builds on solid theoretical knowledge. This teaching method, in addition to the permanent professional support received throughout the course, guarantees the development of competencies and knowledge to efficiently support the management of IP, Innovation and new business creation. New business creation does not only include Spinout companies but can also be from within an existing company.

MIETE
Faculdade de Engenharia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-464 Porto
Tel: 917072250

FEP Junior Consulting (FEPJC) is a junior company from the Faculty of Economics. It is made up of students and provides economics and management services to all kinds of organizations (projects, startups, non-profit companies and entities). In order to support innovative businesses, FEP Junior Consulting develops market and business plans as well as financial services. FEPJC also gives consulting support in the application for subsidies and incentives.

FEPJC
Faculdade de Economia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-464 Porto
Tel: 225509083| Fax: 225509083

JA Alumni Portugal's mission is to create and provide more and better opportunities for the alumni of Junior Achievement Portugal (JAP), so that they reach their full potential in their personal and professional lives. The organization relies on the pillars of Junior Achievement, the oldest and largest provider of entrepreneurship education programmes, with the aim of prepare and inspiring young people of all ages, based on three main values: respect, integrity and excellence. We believe and support entrepreneurship, financial literacy, creativity and citizenship without ever forgetting ethics, a fundamental point of the business world and the true Alumni spirit.

Junior Achievement Alumni
UPTEC - Parque de Ciência e Tecnologia da Universidade do Porto
Rua Actor Ferreira da Silva, nº 100
4200-298 Porto

AEFCUP (Students Union of the Science Faculty of Porto University) biggest duty is to defend the interests of the FCUP students (mostly in the Education Politics area) however, our intervention is wider, embracing diverse thematic like Sports, Entrepreneurship & Formation, Culture and Volunteering. We believe that nowadays, a wider and multi-disciplinary offer is essential and useful for the formation of a university student.

AEFCUP
FCUP - Departamento de Ciência de Computadores
Rua do Campo Alegre s/n
4169-007 PORTO
Tel: 924128671

StartUp BUZZ is an organisation which main objective is to inspire the academic community to become more entrepreneurial. They incentivise this spirit by promoting student ideas and fostering an attitude of audacity towards the opportunities that surround them. In turn, they help young students with their business ideas when they are at an embryonic stage and transform and mould them into business opportunities through a continued creative support system; giving them the right tools and contacts to follow through with their ideas.

StartUP BUZZ
Rua Dr. Roberto Frias
4200-464 Porto

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