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Open Call funding of 70 thousand euros available for boosting the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem

The 5th edition of the ScaleUp Porto Open Call is fully innovation, technology and entrepreneurship driven and there are 70 thousand euros to fund related activities in Porto. Applications are open until 7th May.

INESC TEC is developing the TRUST- AI project, funded by the European Union

INESC TEC coordinates the European project TRUST-AI, with the purpose of explaining how AI works. The specific goal is to make AI more transparent and reliable.

Porto is to host the largest fintech centre in the country

Payment cmpany euPago is to invest two million euros in a venue that will work as a hub of innovative ideas in the fintech area. This place will be located near Constituição and will accommodate about 20 startups, this year alone.

Health established companies are looking for startups with ideas. Register now!

Startups and health companies come together on 25th March to debate ideas and challenges in the sector. This online event is promoted by ScaleUp Porto. Register until 8th March.

This is the latest highlight regarding pets

A Porto based startup in Porto uses AI to help feed “man’s best friend”. The company provides a box to storage dog food, and the good thing is that dog owners do not have to worry about feeding their pets as Barkyn Home automatically orders the dog food before it runs out; in addition, the company also sends alerts regarding visits to the vet and how to help dogs lead a healthier life.

AddVolt presents the world's 1st plug-in electric-hybrid system, tested and approved by GALP

AddVolt and Everythink mobile Power bank, developed by FEUP’s alumni, has been tested and received the seal of approval by GALP. Addvolt, a company incubated at UPTEC — Science and Technological Park of the University of Porto, developed a mobile car power bank, aka electric battery charging for electric and hybrid vehicles. Addvolt’s long-time business partner Everythink, a company also incubated at UPTEC, was in charge of the he product design.

City Café webinar on Organizational Innovation: How to make the impossible possible?

The 15th edition of the City Café promotes a webinar on “Organizational Innovation: How to make the impossible possible?”, on 27th November, between 1.30pm and 2.30pm. Participation is free.

Fashion students fight textile waste in Porto by quickening a solidarity project

The Escola de Moda do Porto (EMP) (Fashion School in Porto) is boosting the fight against clothing and textile waste by creating unique garments made of textile fabrics that would otherwise add to the waste by the fashion industry.