MIETE History

A short summary in a 3 minutes Video here.

September 2004: The MSc in Innovation and Technological Entrepreneurship (MIETE) started in September 2004 with support with of the HiTEC Centre Team at the North Carolina State University in the setting up of the so-called TEC Sequence. The TEC Sequence wasdeveloped by the HiTEC Centre at the North Carolina State University and made available in Portugal by COTEC Portugal – Associação Empresarial para a Inovação.

It was an excelent collaboration whose results we were already able to witness. It is the objective of MIETE to provide technology-based entrepreneurship training promoting the development and launching of new businesses.

March 2006: IDEAVITY, 1st entreprise is launched by former MIETE students.

October 2006: submited the proposal for adaptation of MIETE to a 2nd Cycle Bolonha.

February 2007: Tomorrow Options Microelectronics S.A ., 2nd enterprise launched by former MIETE students. This company is now named Kinematix.

April 2008: Ownersmark S.A. 3rd enterprise launched by former MIETE students. (closed)

November 2008: Polight (Ownersmark S.A) wins BES Innovation Prize 2008

2009: Tomorrow Options Microelectronics starts its activity in UK. Tomorrow options is awarded a Prize by UK Trade&Investment (read interview with Alexander Ellis, British Embassador in Portugal).

May2009: 2nd MIETE International Advisory Board Meeting

September 2009: MIETE registers 68 applications for 25 vacancies for the 2009/11 edition

October 2010: The Social Entrepreneurship project “Projecto Construir” starts. Among other projects Romão Santos lead the construction of the PC Porto Lego Stadium with children staying at the Cancer Institute in Porto (see video in Portuguese) (closed)

January 2011: Metablue, medical device (www.metabluesolution.com)

2011/12: Scootzz starts incubation at UPTEC (more in our blog). (closed)

2015/16, 2016/17: Student Prizes (see here): Business Ideas and Dissertation Projects

2020: After submitting the auto-assessment report in December 2018, the accreditation for 6 more years was granted in 2020. We were most honoured by this accreditation that allowed us to integrate 3 new elective courses made to fit our students:

  • Design Thinking (3ECTS) – 1st year / 1st semester
  • International Negotiation (3ECTS) – 1st year / 1st semester
  • Operations Strategy (6 ECTS) – 1st year / 2nd semester

This offer extends the previous one, which allowed students to select courses from U.Porto 2nd Cycles.