Encouragement of Entrepreneurship among the Univerisity:
- To strengthen entrepreneurship skills at different academic levels, graduates or non-graduates;
- To strengthen the incentive to entrepreneurship through competitions according to the Arrisca C model;
- To structure national and international entrepreneurial projects with the aim of enhancing the image of the University of Coimbra regarding its target audience (High School, International Higher Education, ...).
Académica Start UC
Académica Start UC – Network of Ambassadors for Entrepreneurship - is a project with the aim of raising awareness, education and training of our students for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.
Explorer UC is a 5-month business idea acceleration program for 18 to 31-year-olds based on 4 domains: face-to-face training, online training, mentoring and access to prizes.
Arrisca C is a competition that aims to stimulate the development of business concepts expecting the creation of new companies as end result. It is divided into two types: Ideas and Business Plans. Specific awards for High School and Technical-Vocational Education and Social Innovation.
Consolidate an open and inclusive Innovation Ecosystem in Central Portugal, incorporating a complete range of resources, infrastructures and dynamics, with cross-sectoral and sectorally oriented approaches to the specific needs of each innovative and entrepreneurial project.