BIP 3rd edition | Launching Session

Twelve technology-based projects will participate in the 3rd edition of the Business Ignition Programme, organized by U.Porto Inovação, CIIMAR and INESC TEC.

For 12 weeks the teams, composed of researchers and business elements, will work on a value proposition for their projects. During this time they will have access to mentors, methodologies and resources to help them transform innovative technologies into profitable business models.

The launching session of the 3rd edition, will take place at CIIMAR (Leixões Cruise Terminal) on the 1st of February at 14:30. In addition to the presentation of the ideas to the public, there will also be a presentation of the project and an introduction to the methodology adopted at the BIP by the Porto Business School / REACTOR.

Registration for the session is free but mandatory.


14:30 | Welcome session | Carlos Brito (U.Porto), Vítor Vasconcelos (CIIMAR), Luís Carneiro (INESC TEC)* and Marlos Silva (SONAE – BIP industrial partner)

14:40 | The BIP (Maria Oliveira, U.Porto Inovação)

14:50 | Flash Pitch of participating projects

15:20 | The Methodology (João Meneses, PBS/REACTOR and André Fonseca Ferreira, PBS/REACTOR)

15:30 | Closing

* to be confirmed