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Start4Tech > From Research to Business

19 June, 2023

A Startup Madeira will organize Start4Tech - From Research to Businessan ideation program for researchers who want to transform technologies and ideas into businesses, in partnership with IPN - Instituto Pedro Nunes.

Structured in 2 stages, the program aims to boost entrepreneurship in deep-tech research areas [AI and Machine Learning, Biotechnology and Engineering, Robotics, Energy and Sustainability, Aerospace Technology, Health, among others].

With moments of presentation, orientation, and wokshops, it is an opportunity to guide and accompany researchers in the validation of the idea in the market and preparation of business creation.


  • Enhancing the knowledge and contributing to the growth of the Regional Ecosystem
  • Enhancing the valorization and transfer of knowledge and results of R&TD activities
  • Develop and support the construction of a business model;
  • Support in identifying opportunities and challenge
  • Strengthen partnerships with researchers and/or research centers
  • Promote collaboration between entrepreneurs and companies, investors and Alumni
  • Sharing experiences and learning between different areas;
  • To increase the connection between the main innovation stakeholders: University and Polytechnic Higher Education Institutions, Entrepreneurs, Companies and Investors;
  • Promote access to investors and investment opportunities.

Dates and Location

4 stages, divided into 2 steps [to be held at Startup Madeira's facilities]

Phase one:

  • Tech Transfer: 6th july, 2023
  • Marketing & Business Plan: 7th july, 2023

Phase two:

  • Roadmap & Pitch: 14th september, 2023
  • Demo-Day: 15th september, 2023

For the program and more information, take a look at the official website of the initiative: https://startupmadeira.eu/start4tech/ 

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