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UPTEC TECH - Technology Center

UPTEC TECH - Pólo Tecnologico

he Technology Center of the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC TECH) provides support, infrastructure and technological equipment that enhances the development and acceleration of technology-based projects. Currently, UPTEC TECH hosts over 60 startups and innovation centers in a wide range of technological areas of expertise, including: energy, web and mobile software, electronics, robotics, chemistry, polymers and composite materials, monitoring, etc… The center provides support for national and international companies focused on the development of innovative and market-oriented products and services, supported by knowledge and technology transfer and an active incorporation of highly qualified and skilled talent from the University of Porto.

This incubator is part of: UPTEC - Science and Technology Park of University of Porto

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Name and Mailing address
Name: UPTEC TECH - Technology Center Web-site: UPTEC TECH - Technology Center
Street: Rua Alfredo Allen, n.º455/461 Send mail:
City: 4200-135, Porto Phone/Fax: +351(22)0301500 / +351(22)0301511
Country: Portugal Networks:   
Communication & Contact
  Susana Pinheiro
UPTEC SEA & Bio Manager

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  Felipe Costa

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Technology Incubator Services

Office & Other Services
Special rates with service providers

Business Support
General business advisory
Business information
Referrals to Business Professionals
Legal advice

Office rooms for rent
Conference hall
Laboratory space (shared)
Workshop / production space for rent

Incubation Program
Pre-incubation program
Incubation program (on-site)
Incubation program (off site / virtual)
Mentoring / coaching

Facilitation of contacts to financiers
Facilitation of contacts with long-term investing business partners
Seed Capital

Networks & Synergy
General networking events
Network with other Program Clients

Technology Transfer
Support with Intellectual Property Rights
Patent Advice

Financial management training
Training on selected business topics
The goals of the Technology Incubator: Specific Target Groups:
Develop profitable companies
Commercialize research
Create jobs
Raise awareness of entrepreneurship
Raise awareness of innovation
Support university-based entrepreneurship (spin-offs)
Create companies that generate export revenue
Attract companies from other countries
International (clients from other countries)
High Qualified Students
Type of IncubatorType of OrganizationFinancial Model
Technology Business Incubator

Academic / Research / Higher education affiliated
Technology Incubator Data              Year incubator opened: 2007Year (statistic): 2013
Rental SpaceClient FirmsOn-site clients that at the same time are tenants of your incubator / parkOff-site clients that use your services without being tenants of your incubator or park
total sq.m. available in incubatorTotal number of clients servedTotal number of cleints served since beginning of incubator operation. Only clients that have been advised regarding business start-up (not, for example, counting participnats of trainings, seminars, etc).
sq.m used for incubator services/administrationNumber of client firmsNumber of client firms at this time in on-site or off-site incubation program repsectively.60
sq.m. rented by client firmsNumber of employees in client firms
Incubator Staff
number of staff working in management / services8
Business areas of client companies
- Aeronautics, Space Technologies
- Agriculture, Forestry, Agro-technologies (fertilizers, agro chemicals)
- Automation, Process Technologies
- Aquaculture (fish farming)
- Biotechnology (bio informatics, bio medicine, bio cosmetics, bionic)
- Business services (accounting, bookkeeping, financial, legal, marketing, advertisement, training)
- Business Services, technical (consulting, engineering, manufacturing, testing services, training)
- Chemistry (analysis, technologies, services)
- Construction (materials, parts, planning, technical inspection)
- Creative Technologies (art, design, music, photography, computer graphics, graphic design)
- Environmental Technologies / Clean technologies
- Energy Renewable (bio fuel, solar technologies, energy saving technologies)
- Equipment (production of apparatus, measurement, instrumentation)
- Fashion, Textile (clothes, uniforms, shoes)
- Food technologies (bakery, food processing)
- Handicraft (blacksmith, clothes, souvenirs, carpenter, car repair & service, metal working)
- Health, hygiene
- ICT Information and Communication Technologies
- Internet related technologies (e-commerce, e-marketing, e-learning, content provision & management, publishing, website development, VOIP)
- Logistics, transportation
- Manufacturing, Light (furniture, glass, metal parts, printing, toys)
- Marine research & technology, energy offshore oil/gas technology
- Materials (new)
- Machine building
- Mechatronics
- Media, Multimedia (film, animation, TV, audiovisual, video)
- Medicine (diagnostics, therapy - not pharmaceutical)
- Metallurgy & metal treatment
- Microelectronic (hardware production, computer hardware, wireless technologies)
- Molecular biology, gene technology, cell therapy, immunology
- Nanotechnology
- Optical Technologies, Opto-electronics, Laser
- Pharmaceuticals (drugs)
- Recycling, Waste Treatment
- Sensors
- Services (manufacturing, engineering, consulting)
- Software development (CAD/CAM , IT Business Solutions)
- Telecommunications
- Testing Services
- Textile, Clothing
- Tourism
- Training
- Wireless technologies
Last Updated
September 16, 2014