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What We Innovate - Learn About Innovation at U.Porto

The University of Porto promotes a dynamic and entrepreneurial environment which supports innovation. Learn more about U.Porto Innovation's work.

20 years dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship.

After almost 20 years of dedication to the promotion of entrepreneurship, U.Porto Innovation has shown to be crucial to the valorisation of knowledge at the University.

  • More than 450 invention announcements
  • More than 1,000 patent requests submitted
  • More than 300 patents registered (national and international)
  • More than 20 technology transfer agreements with businesses
  • More than 1,800 inventors supported
  • More than 90 spin-offs supported
  • More than €900 thousand in accumulated investment through the supported projects

Since 2007, the activities carried out by the Science and Technology Park of the University of Porto (UPTEC) resulted in:

  • More than 630 business projects supported
  • More than 6,000 jobs created
  • More than 200 businesses (national and international) established
  • 86 graduated businesses
  • 35 innovation centres
  • 21 anchor projects
  • 19 business ideas
  • More than 1,800 jobs

More than €25 million raised in investments for hundreds of start-ups

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