• Application Deadline – Portugal

    May 26th 2019

  • Boot Camp – Portugal

    June 17th 2019 -
    June 18th 2019

  • National Finals – Portugal

    July 15th 2019

Portugal

Our Team for Portugal

Meet our National Lead for Portugal!

Cláudia:

What is your background?
With a background in Applied Mathematics, I started out as a programmer in software development companies, and later launched my own startup in GIS.

Currently I am Head of Business Development – Tech at UPTEC, where we foster the creation and development of business projects in the arts, sciences and technologies.

Why did you become a country lead / why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
UPTEC ‘s vision is to contribute to the development of a new economic paradigm, more transparent, ethical and sustainable, thus we just had to be part of the largest cleantech business idea competition!

Why do you think this competition is important?

We believe that 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 deeply commited to continue creating the right conditions for entrepreneurs to develop ideas that aren’t there yet… Learn more: www.uptec.up.pt

 

Benedita:

What is your background?
I have a background in environmental engineering specially dedicated to waste management of organic waste.  I have 20 years of experience in a sustainability driven waste management company – LIPOR.

As an Innovation Unit manager at LIPOR, it is my pleasure to contribute to the promotion of a more sustainable world for all including the generations to come.

Why did you become a country lead / why does your organisation want to arrange ClimateLaunchpad in your country?
LIPOR – Intermunicipal Waste Management of Greater Porto is responsible for the management, recovery and treatment of the Municipal Waste produced in the 8 associated municipalities and 1 million inhabitants.  LIPOR is a pioneer in sustainable waste management solutions and promotes win-win partnerships across europe. LIPOR is happy to be part of the largest cleantech business idea competition, helping others to make green ideas come true!

Why do you think this competition is important?

ClimateLaunchpad connects people with the same purpose – to contributes to a better world through a business idea. I believe this  method and tools really help entrepreneurs to grow and achieve a higher level of confidence in order to make it happen. As a network it inspires others to be resilient and give the next step!

How does your organisation support clean tech start-ups?
As an innovative and experienced company LIPOR is willing to help with its know how in sustainable development, circular economy, project management and environmental impact.


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