UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto is a fundamental structure of support knowledge transfer between the university and the market, created to sustain the University of Porto’s third mission - the social and economic leverage of its generated knowledge. By fostering the creation of technological, scientific and creative based companies and attracting national and international innovation centers, UPTEC contributes in a sustainable way to the growth of the North Region of Portugal. UPTEC is divided into thematic centers - Technologies, Creative Industries, Biotechnology and Sea. This allows it to follow a strategy of clustering and sharing of resources between startups, innovation centers and anchor projects, offering them the specific support they actually need, while assuring that they also benefit from a broader and transversal network of national and international partners and mentors. Since the beginning of its activity, in 2007, UPTEC has supported more than 450 business ideas in areas as diverse as Nanosciences, Nanotechnologies, Materials and New Production, Security, Energy, Health, Food, Biotechnology, Information Technology, Publishing, Film, Architecture, Music, Design.


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