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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.

IP Talks returns for another edition


On 15 February, Técnico hosted the third session of IP Talks this academic year, a key event on the academic scene that highlights the growing importance of innovation and the protection of intellectual property rights on a global scale.

Under the theme “Computer-Implemented Inventions”, this session provided a unique opportunity to explore the challenges and opportunities emerging in this constantly evolving field.

The presence of 25 students demonstrated their interest in and commitment to understanding these essential topics for the future of technology and innovation. 

The speaker, Luís Ferreira, is a Qualified European Patent Attorney (EPO), an Official Industrial Property Agent (AOPI – PT) and also a European Trademark and Design Attorney (EUIPO). Luís has more than 20 years’ experience in industrial property, is a founding member of Patentree with experience in IP management consultancy, IP diagnostics, IP strategy definition, filing, prosecution and defence of industrial property rights, with extensive experience in the area of computer-implemented inventions and information systems.

As the session draws to a close, it is clear that IP Talks play a key role in promoting awareness and advancing knowledge of intellectual property issues.


Next events

February 2024
15/02 | IP Talks 2023/2024 | Computer-Implemented Inventions


Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Open Calls

📣 MIT Portugal Innovation Workshop at MIT.
This MIT Portugal workshop, which will take place from June 3 to 7, is a practical program designed to expose participants to critical elements of venture creation and the potential commercialization of high-impact research and technologies, aimed at students and researchers looking to explore the application and business prospects of their ideas and research.  Applications until April 19.  👉+ info
The National Innovation Award is back to reward the best talent and entrepreneurial projects that contribute to innovation and digital transformation in Portugal. 👉 Applications until April 15th More information and registration.
The Call Fostering Innovation in Tourism is a Portugal Ventures initiative that will invest in tourism projects in the pre-seed phase, with the potential to contribute to the development of the country’s tourism offer, to increase the competitiveness of companies in the sector and to improve the tourist experience and increase their level of satisfaction. Non-technological and technological projects can apply and each project can receive up to 150,000 euros. Applications are open until April 14th.
The SLI (Sustainable Living Innovators) program está de volta!
How can space technologies help solve Earth’s problems?
SLI is a program for the development of future technological leaders, promoted by CEiiA and aimed at enhancing knowledge and innovation for the sustainability of the Planet, where participants go through the process of developing a product/service concept, from the ideation phase to prototyping. Applications until April 30, 2024 👉 + informations and registration here

8th edition of ECOTROPHELIA Portugal, promoted by PortugalFoods
Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit? Do you want to create an innovative, ecological and sustainable food product? Then apply for this food eco-innovation award, aimed at higher education students.
Develop a food product that is eco-innovative and sustainable and apply. Applications util May 22th! 👉 More information

The ACA Innovation Challenge is an innovation competition aimed at entrepreneurs, visionaries, leaders, students and researchers with ideas and solutions that help stimulate innovation in the AEC (Architecture, Engineering and Construction) sector. The 2nd edition of the ACA Innovation Challenge has 2 challenges, which include different scopes and prizes, including the Bfk Awards Distinction, awarded by the National Innovation Agency (ANI) in the amount of 2,500 euros. Applications until June 9th. + Info HERE


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