A daring move pays off in central Portugal

A daring move pays off in central Portugal
Description

What the Portuguese city of Coimbra gives away in size it makes up for in daring, as a series of moves spanning three decades raises its profile internationally. Today, the university city is a recognised innovation centre with strong and mutually beneficial bonds linking research, technology and industry in the region. The EU-funded TECBIS project has played its part in this success.

Results

Small technology start-ups are known for their innovative, flexible approach to growing their business. But many high-growth firms lack the managerial experience and struggle to thrive in competitive post-lab environments. The EU-funded TecBIS project set up a specialised infrastructure to foster innovation and help tech-based companies during that vital post-incubation phase. It is the most recent development of an extraordinary series of initiatives which started in the University of Coimbra’s tech campus over 26 years ago with the creation of the Pedro Nunes Institute (IPN).

Programme name
European Structural and Investment Funds
EC’s priorities
Jobs, Growth and Investment
EU contribution
€7 015 088
Project location
Portugal
Time frame
2010 to 2014
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