Since 2007, 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. Projects hosted by UPTEC receive specific support and are form part of a transversal network of partners.
UPTEC hosts businesses in three centres - UPTEC Asprela (science and technology), UPTEC Baixa (creative industries) and UPTEC Mar (projects associated with the economy of the sea) - and follows a cluster and resource sharing strategy between startups, innovation centres and anchor projects.
Integrated in a wide network of strategic partners, UPTEC also develops acceleration programmes for entrepreneurs and researchers, as well as open innovation programmes for corporate leaders and municipalities, and actively organises events and networking opportunities.