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What We Innovate - Get to know the Innovation at U.Porto

The University of Porto encourages a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment, favourable to innovation. Get to know the results of the work of U.Porto Innovation.

20 years dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

After almost 20 years dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship, U.Porto Innovation has proved to be fundamental in enhancing knowledge at the University:

  • More than 450 invention communications;
  • More than 1,000 patent applications submitted;
  • More than 300 patents registered, nationally and internationally;
  • More than 20 technology transfer contracts with companies;
  • More than 1,800 inventors supported;
  • More than 90 spin-offs supported;
  • More than 900 K€ in accumulated investment by the supported projects.

Since 2007, the activity of the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC) has resulted in:

  • More than 630 business projects supported;
  • More than 6,000 jobs created;
  • More than 200 companies (national and foreign) installed;
  • 86 graduated companies;
  • 35 innovation centres;
  • 21 anchor-projects;
  • 19 business ideas;
  • More than 1,800 jobs;
  • More than 25M€ of investment raised by hundreds of start-ups.

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