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 established at UPTEC benefit from business development support and benefit from the connection to global growth networks.
UPTEC hosts businesses in three centres – UPTEC Asprela (science and technology), UPTEC Baixa (creative industries) and UPTEC Mar (projects associated with the maritime economy) – and follows a cluster and resource-sharing strategy between start-ups, innovation centres and anchor projects.
UPTEC is integrated into a broad network of strategic partners and develops acceleration programmes for entrepreneurs and researchers, open innovation programmes for large companies and municipalities, and regularly organises networking events and opportunities.