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Portugal

Our Team for Portugal

Meet Cláudia, our National Lead for Portugal!

Claudia:

What is your background?
With a background in Applied Mathematics, I started out as a programmer in software development companies for around 10 years, then launched my own startup in GIS.

As the Tech Center Development Manager for UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of University of Porto, it is my greatest pleasure to contribute to fostering the creation of knowledge based startups, and tackle the challenge of reinventing and accelerating the region’s knowledge economy.

Why did you become a country lead / why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
UPTEC – Science and Technology Park of University of Porto – aims to support the creation of technology-based companies and creative business and thus wanted to be part of the largest cleantech business idea competition!

Why do you think this competition is important?

We believe that business idea competitions are extremely relevant for entrepreneurs to kick start their businesses. ClimateLaunchpad is focused on cleantech, which we understand to have a huge potential that must be unlocked in Portugal.

How does your organisation support clean tech start-ups?
UPTEC is the structure of the University of Porto dedicated to incubate startups and host national and international Innovation Centers, supporting an effective knowledge and technology transfer between academia and the market.

Read more over at: www.uptec.up.pt


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