• Application Deadline – Portugal

    May 5th 2024

  • Boot Camp – Portugal

    May 27th 2024 -
    May 29th 2024

  • National Final – Portugal

    July 2nd 2024


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.


Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers of the North Region

The Ordem dos Engenheiros da Região Norte (Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers of the North Region) is one of five regions that constitutes the Ordem dos Engenheiros (Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers ) – the professional public association founded on the mission of regulating and discipline the conduct of the Engineering Profession.

The Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers of the North Region possesses the jurisdiction’s territorial domain of the following districts: Braga, Bragança, Viana do Castelo, Vila Real and Porto, where the association holds its headquarters.

It’s part of the Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers’ roles to, among others: assign the title of Engineer and regulate the profession; defend the Engineers’ interests, rights and prerogatives and so protecting the respective title and the profession; defend the profession’s social role, dignity and prestige, value the professional qualification and implement the development of Engineering.

The Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers’ Members have multiple benefits such as: Technical-professional activities; Formation and other initiatives developed by The Professional Association of Portuguese Engineers, with valuable conditions; Professional Civil Responsibility Insurance; Access to the Employment Scholarship; Legal consultancy services.


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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