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Área de Transferência de Tecnologia do IST

IST’s Technology Transfer Office supports the Executive Board of the School in its links to Society, namely through the economic exploration of IST’s knowledge base. Specifically, the Technology Transfer Office manages IST’s intellectual property and is the point of contact for entrepreneurship and corporate relations.

Do you have an innovative idea and would you like to test it?
Then TecInnov is the contest for you!

Submit a proposed solution to a problem in one of the thematic areas and be in with a chance of winning up to €5,000 to test your idea. 

In partnership with Técnico, GALP,  Jerónimo Martins and NOS are challenging our students to get down to work and present solutions to challenges that their innovation teams have identified as key issues for their sustainable development objectives.

Present a proposed solution to a problem in one of the thematic areas and qualify for the resources and financial support needed to test and build a proof of concept for your idea, taking it beyond the conceptual stage.

Why take part?

  • Opportunity to obtain the resources and support needed to test and build a proof of concept for your idea, taking it beyond the conceptual stage;
  • Collaboration with employees from the innovation area of GALP, NOS and Jerónimo Martins;
  • Develop and improve soft skills that are so important for your professional future (creativity, resilience, organisation, leadership, collaboration, etc.).

Who can take part?

  • Undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students at Instituto Superior Técnico.

How to take part?

Fill in the application form for each edition:

Get your team together and don’t miss this opportunity. Together, you can drive innovation and create a better future.

More information on TecInnov Galp  here.

Next events

05/07 – Final Event E.Awards@Tecnico | Centro de Congressos | 5pm
5/06 – Workshop “How to Make a Great PITCH” #Road2E.Awards@Técnico 2023 | Registration
until 18/06 – TecInnov NOS 2023 | Applications
22/06 – IP Talks@Técnico: Computer-Implemented Inventions | Registration


Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Open Calls

If you are a PhD student and have recently submitted your thesis (2022 or 2023) or intend to submit it in the current calendar year (2023), don’t miss this opportunity and be in with a chance of winning a prize of €25,000. For more information, consult the regulations here. Applications until 1 October using the form 👉 here
🚀Do you have a disruptive business and want to show it off to the world? Apply for the Santander X Portugal Award 2023.With mentoring and €30,000 equity-free, the Santander X Portugal Award 2023 will connect Portuguese startups to an international entrepreneurship network, in the seed and early-stage categories. 🔎 Find out all the information and apply at 👉
10th edition of the EU Women Innovators Award. This award, promoted by the European Innovation Council and SMEs Executive Agency (EISMEA), aims not only to honour women entrepreneurs, but also to inspire others to follow in their footsteps. The competition comprises three distinct categories: Women Innovators, Rising Innovators (aimed at women under 35) and the EIT Women Leadership Award (aimed at women from the EIT community). Each category offers cash prizes of 100,000 euros, 50,000 euros and 50,000 euros respectively. Applications until 27 September  + more info
The European Prize for Humanitarian Innovation (InnovAid) rewards the humanitarian organisations, social enterprises, and companies that are developing technology to better assist vulnerable people affected by natural hazards and man-made crises such as conflicts. Applications until 3 October. + info here.

With the theme of study “Innovation and research linked to the sea food sector”, the 2nd edition of the Expo Fish Portugal Innovation Award aims to identify and support projects/companies characterising the strengthening of innovation, in the area of food from the sea, the change of processes and transfer of knowledge in the area of sustainable fishing, the creation of innovative processes and new equipment and the creation of digital processes and solutions. The Application Phase will run until 31/10/2023. + info here

The IN3+ Award is a challenge launched to all researchers, entrepreneurs, research centres, universities and companies or startups, national and international, and aims to support the creation of new ideas, national and international, within the INCM Innovation Network, a network of partners that aims to combine knowledge between the business reality and the knowledge of the academy. Applications until 15 September. + info here


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