• Application Deadline – Portugal

    May 19th 2023

  • Boot Camp – Portugal

    June 5th 2023 -
    June 7th 2023

  • National Final – Portugal

    July 14th 2023


Our Team for Portugal

Meet our National Lead for Portugal!

Who we are:


UPTEC supports the creation and development of business projects in the arts, sciences and technologies and hosts innovation centres for both national and international companies. Following a shared resources strategy, UPTEC provides projects with specialized support, connecting them to a wide and broad network of partners.

In addition, UPTEC offers a propitious environment for innovation and the creation of companies, as it assumes itself as a valuable role in bridging the gap between the knowledge generated at the University and the market.

UPTEC has been organising ClimateLaunchpad in Portugal since 2016, where we supported almost 50 teams within more than 90 applications in total. Besides, Portugal had two international winners. Pavnext was awarded in 2017 in the “Urban Transitions” category, whereas Eco2Blocks won the Global Grand Final of ClimateLaunchpad in 2018.


LIPOR — Intermunicipal Waste Management Service of Greater Porto

LIPOR is a Municipality Association founded in 1982 to manage, recover and treat 500,000 tons per year of municipal waste produced by 1 million inhabitants.

Our integrated management strategy is based on Multimaterial Recovery, Organic Recovery, and Energy Recovery, supported by a Landfill Site to receive the waste from processes and from previously prepared waste. We do it based on three pillars of Sustainable Development: environmental, economic, and social. The principles of a Circular Economy inspire us to keep working towards a sustainable future.


Fórum Oceano/Hub Azul

Fórum Oceano’s mission is to strengthen the dynamics of strategic cooperation between actors – companies, RTD centres, higher education institutions, Public Administration organisms – and to promote the competitiveness of the main value chains that use the Sea and the marine resources as central elements of their activity in order to contribute, sustainably, to economic growth, exports and employment and to increase the relative importance of the economy of the Sea in the national economy.

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