The Call for Activities took place again in 2018 to increase the impact of the actions of the city’s Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology community, promoting together an even more active and dynamic innovation ecosystem.
Now that all the activities took place, get to know what happened during the year and don’t miss a thing about what’s happening in te city!
Call for Activities 2018 in Numbers
The results of the 8 selected activities include:
Get to know the activities
Thinking about how to improve the “satellite” skills of entrepreneurs / innovators from the Health sector, CINTESIS organized a set of three workshops dedicated to Intellectual Property, Regulation/Certification and Communication. It also released manuals in the three areas, which were distributed to the participants and different stakeholders from the city. This activity also included a survey to identify medical companies based in the region.
14 Set – Intellectual Property
21 Set – Regulation/Certification
28 Set – Communication
128 people attended the workshops, that involved 16 guest speakers and 3 partners. Three brochures were developed to provide basic information on the topics of the sessions and the company survey was shared with ScaleUp Porto’s team and companies were added to the Start & Scale map.
DSPT Day 2018
A networking and knowledge exchange day focused on Data Science aimed at making Porto’s region an international reference in Data Science. The event gave Data Science enthusiasts an opportunity to share their experience and also promoted dialogue between startups, institutions and national and international associations related to Data Science, creating networking opportunities.
The agenda of the event gathered speeches, speed meetings and an exhibition fair.
– 300 participants and 14 guest speakers from 7 countries
– 25 organizers and volunteers
Organizer: Founders Founders
Incinerator is a project that gives a dignified end to Portuguese startups and makes founders acquire knowledge during the startup lifetime.
The project included a series of events where founders of a failed startup talked about their unsuccessful case and told their story. It also included episodes about each one of the stories to be published as a series.
The aim of this initiative is to position Porto as the city where failing is seen as a natural part of the process, and where failed entrepreneurs feel comfortable to share their story, leading to risks mitigation while building a solid ecosystem.
- 10 Jul – Nelson Pereira (TOPDOX)
- 21 Nov – Frederico Camara (We Go Out) and Miguel Martin (Atiiv)
- 6 Dez – João Martins (Niiiws) and Fábio Martins (Skilleo)
- 18 Dez – Ana Ventura (TeamOutLoud)
Incinerator S1E1 · Nelson Pereira and Topdox
Incinerator S1E2 · Frederico Câmara and WeGoOut
Incinerator S1E3 . Miguel Martin and Atiiv
Incinerator S1E4 · João Martins and Niiiws
Incinerator S1E5 · João Carvalho, Fábio Martins and Skilleo
Incinerator S1E6 . Ana Ventura and TeamOutLoud
Besides the recording and publication of the episodes, 4 events took place involving 6 guest entrepreneurs and 150 participants.
Leveraging Intellectual Property Strategy for Scale-up
Organizer: INESC TEC
Intellectual Property Rights (IPRs) play a central role in the economy and according to the international IPR indicators, there is a gap of awareness and knowledge regarding the strategic usage of IPRs in business, specifically in the ICT area. Through this activity, represented in two events, INESC TEC raised awareness of IPRs and fostered the usage of such IPRs in business strategy.
9 Oct – Workshop: PORTO! IPforBusiness
A generalist, entry-level workshop, providing an in-depth view on IPR that took place as part of an European IPR Helpdesk and European Patente Office roadshow.
16 Nov – Software IP Conference
A first-of-a-kind event in Porto that brought together entrepreneurs and key Intellectual Property experts from reference international companies.
More than 150 people involved, from participants to organizers and guest speakers. The public was mainly startups and SMEs, but it also included researchers and bigger organizations.
650 people from across the globe have registered to compete. Three winners were announced and awarded with financial prizes:
- 1st Place (3000€) – Tiago Nunes aka tnunes, 9829 Points
- 2nd Place (2000€) – Pedro Amaro aka n42k, 6062 Points
- 3rd Place (1000€) – Miguel Ramalho aka maps, 6028 Points
Organizer: Made with Moxy
The activity included four meetups and content in video to share among the community.
Benjamin Coe – Balancing Open Source, Work and Life
Robin Drexler – preconnect, prefetch, preload, pre-what?
Pedro Teixeira – CRDTs as the foundation for Distributed Web Apps
Joana Galvão — Unlocking Your Creativity
Tiago Monteiro — The Power of Honest and Inspiring Stories
André Garzia – Libdweb: towards a user agent that fosters decentralization
André Cruz – True Serverless
Alex Potsides – NPM on IPFS
OPO.network wrapping up 2018
Four meetups took place as part of this activity, featuring 8 guests and involving more than 560 participants.
Portuguese Women in Tech Awards
Organizer: Portuguese Women in Tech – Press Play
A celebration of the Portuguese entrepreneurial ecosystem, focused in the women who are part of it. Aligned with the vision of the Portuguese Women in Tech community, national female entrepreneurs from different fields were awarded in an event that demonstrated their contribution to the Portuguese ecosystem.
The goal of the activity was increasing the visibility of the female technological community, strengthening links and promoting the balance in the ecosystem.
After a nomination phase, a shortlist was produced by category and made available for public voting. An award ceremony took place to award the most voted woman in tech per category.
- 5 Meetups
- 1 Competition
- 1 Award Ceremony
- 9 Categories, 9 Winners
- +800 valid nominations
- 235 women nominated
- +6500 votes
- +3000 people involved
- +330 attendees in events promoted
Organizer: Federação Académica do Porto
An activity composed by several events and content, closed by a Summit focused on the role students will have in the future of innovation and technology. With this activity FAP is showing its willingness to invest in innovation and technology, exploring the role and vision of the Academy for the future.
Visits to research centers
INEGI – University of Porto
Pedro Duarte – Portugal Tech Talk
Around 400 people were involved in the activity, that gathered mainly students from Porto. The videos produced to showcase research in the Academia were viewed more than 3000 times till the end of 2018.
Rules and Application
Members of the Jury