The University of Porto (UPORTO) and the Science and Technology Park of University of Porto (UPTEC), with several of its incubated companies, held a mission to Brazil in May 2011 to promote R&D and Innovation partnerships. Meetings were held with companies, universities and S&T Parks in the states of São Paulo and Santa Catarina. As a result of this initiative, and apart from the evident positive outcomes this business mission had for the UPORTO as a whole, some of the Portuguese start-ups managed to close new trade deals with Brazilian institutions with one such company opening a subsidiary in Brazil and hiring, at the time, more than 60 people.
Some of the companies included:
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