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The Startup Visa is a residence visa for entrepreneurs, which aims to attract investment, talent and capacity for innovation to Portugal.

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Tech Visa is a certification program addressed to companies that wish to attract highly qualified and specialized staff to Portugal, nationals from countries not included in the Schengen area.

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R2WS is a program designed in collaboration with Web Summit to promote and support Portuguese-based startups in their participation in the technological event.

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The 200M Fund is a Matching Fund that aims to foster Co-investment in high growth innovative startups in Portugal with qualified national or international private Co-investors.

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Portugal de Startup em Startup aims to promote and support the decentralization of innovation and value startups based outside major urban centers, such as in the interior of the country and in the Autonomous Regions of the Azores and Madeira, fostering a link between these and large companies.

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The Startup Nations Standard is a set of practices designed to foster entrepreneurship in the European Union and accelerate the growth of startups into innovative small and medium-sized enterprises with all the conditions to scale even bigger.

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Missions Abroad is a program to support Portugal-based startups in their scaling-up journeys and help them expand to foreign markets.

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While a pandemic may affect travelling and delay some networking, business has not stopped. The Go Global initiative was created as an alternative.

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Pitch Voucher is an initiative focused on improving the basic marketing skills of entrepreneurs, founders, and makers hacking in Portugal.

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A program to create a more favorable tax regime for capital gains obtained through investment in startups.

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The IFD adopted measures that facilitate the reinforcement of capital and investment through the Financing Lines for Business Angels (BA).

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The Social Innovation Fund (SIF) aims at fostering and supporting social innovation and social entrepreneurship initiatives that offer innovative, impactful and sustainable solutions to tackle social problems.

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Find the most suitable financing for your company or your project.

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Call INNOV-ID intends to invest in scientific or technological projects or companies, in the Pre-Seed, Seed or Early Phases, that have developed technology, but that are still in the prototype, proof of concept, product (MVP) or product-market-fit validation stage.

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Portugal Ventures aims to invest, between €200,000 up to 1 million euros in Non-technological and Technological projects in the Tourism.

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The Call for Deep Tech aims to invest in deep technology solutions for companies and to final consumers. Portugal Ventures is willing to invest between €250,000 and one million euros.

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ADN Startup provides a global amount of up to €10 million to support access to bank finance for micro-enterprises at the early stage of their life cycle.

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With the Upskill program is intended to respond to the problem of lack of talent faced by national companies in their digital transformation processes and, in parallel, to re-qualify and train people in future work areas, guaranteeing them employability .

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Financial support for employers who sign permanent or fixed-term employment contracts, for a period equal to or greater than 12 months, with unemployed people registered with the IEFP, with the obligation to provide professional training to contracted workers.

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SIFIDE aims to increase the competitiveness of companies by supporting their efforts in Research & Development by deducting a percentage of the respective R&D expenses from the IRC collection (in the non-participated part, non-refundable by the State or European Funds).

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The Call Fostering Innovation in Tourism invests in tourism projects in pre-seed phase, Non-Tech and Tech

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Previous Programs

Incubation Voucher provides services offered by an incubator, such as marketing and legal professional services.

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Momentum was a program for those who have benefited from social support during their studies in universities or similar educational establishments.

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