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  • If possible, choose remote work
  • Maintain personal hygiene care
  • Be extra careful with older people
  • Avoid public places, crowds and closed rooms

Since the situation requires companies to adapt, we would like to know if:

  • Did you already had the opportunity to read the LISPOLIS Contingency Plan (aqui)
  • Has your company already created a Contingency Plan
  • Your company equates / is already promoting remote work

We remind you that the primary contact for support on Coronavirus is the number SNS24: 808 24 24 24 

Do you want to accelerate your business and don’t know where to start?

It has arrived! The Ideas and Business Acceleration Program – LISPOLIS IGNITE! – which aims to support startups in developing their business models, with exclusive access to training sessions and specialized mentoring.

There will be two editions, the first of which took place last March.

There were 4 intensive days (March 11, 12, 18 and 19), where tools were shared to boost business and topics such as Marketing and Finance for startups, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies and Financing Opportunities were covered. It ended with a final event on April 9th where the projects from this edition were presented.

The prizes for this first edition were €1,000 and a year’s incubation (at Centro de Incubação e Desenvolvimento de Lisboa) for 1st place and a year’s incubation for 2nd and 3rd place.

The 1st edition focused on the areas of energy and sustainability, with the aim of contributing to the acceleration of innovative and disruptive startups/projects/ideas that are a key asset for these industries.

We looked for startups with the following profile:

  1. No more than 7 years old;
  2. Are in the energy or sustainability fields; or
  3. That produce relevant work/contribute to the areas mentioned (for example, a project to build a platform that increases the efficiency of the work processes of a company that produces components for wind energy).


This acceleration program is also open to early-stage projects/business ideas.

For more information or questions, contact us at

Want to accelerate your business and don’t know where to start?

The 1st edition of LISPOLIS Ignite came to an end on April 9th, where we brought the community together to talk about innovation in the areas of sustainability and energy – we started with António Dias Martins (Startup Portugal), we listened to brilliant pitches from startups ready to impact the ecosystem, we heard the inspiring story of Filipe Reina Fernandes, founder of Windcredible, and his predictions for the future of the industry and we closed with the inspiring words of Nuno Caleia, from Lisbon City Council.

The jury that had the difficult task of nominating the winners were: Bruno Carvalho (D-Orbit), Luís Caldas de Oliveira (IST and iStartLab), Marcia Pereira (Bandora), Paulo Santos (ADENE) and Susana Viseu (BUSINESS as NATURE).


The winners of this edition were:

1st place: ANIMOB

2nd place: Bambu Bicycles

3rd place: Repete

Other participating startups: Bioresid, Europeltier Thermotechnology, Flavorit, Floresta Nativa, Photobooking, Proven Solar, SAKI, Terrama, Wisegrid and Zero Emissions World.


The next edition will be announced soon!

For more information or questions, please contact us by e-mail.


Artur Amaral

General Manager at Crayon

Bruno Carvalho

Diretor at Ilex Space

Carlos Telles

General Manager at Up & Running

Diogo Henriques

Founder of Genoa Spark

Giorgio Galli

Associate Lawyer - Corporate & Finance at SRS Legal

João Antão

Head of Experience & Customers at Govwise

João Calado

Head of Marketing at SGS

João Silva Rodrigues

Head of Global Biosciences Centre of Excellence at SGS

Marco Miguel

Founding Partner of Ativa

Martinho Matos

VC Investor at Bynd

Miguel Catela

CEO at Flowinn


Startup Spotter & Early-stage Investor at Olisipo Way

Nuno Cunha

Founder and CEO at Avaanz

Paulo Bandeira

Investor at REDangels and Lawyer at SRS Legal

Pierre Gein

Executive Director at Center for Technological Innovation and Entrepreneurship)

Sara Freitas

Policy and Market Inteligence at APREN

Soraia Caetano

Project Manager at BGI

Teresa Vieira

Member of Innovation and Entrepreneurship Comission at Teclabs


Investor at Olisipo Way and Host of Bitalk
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