Structural/Cross-cutting projects

Cross-cutting projects are those that: (i) have been proposed by the University of Évora as a single project; (ii) aim at transferring knowledge to the business fabric; (iii) are directly linked to innovation and entrepreneurship; (iv) have been started by the Office for Innovation, Transfer, Entrepreneurship and Cooperation (DIC2E) or fall within the Office’s scope of intervention.

EIT Heath


EIT Health - RISHUB, INNOSTARS (Slim, Hard skills, Epidemprev, Innovations day), funded by the European Commission.




POCTEP - Centro de Innovación Universitário de Andalucia, Alentejo y Algarve (CIU3A) , financed under the 2014-2020 INTERREG V-A Spain-Portugal Programme (POCTEP) – specialised knowledge transfer offices – Agri-food, Heritage, Digital Health and Creative Industries.

The purpose of this programme is to create an infrastructure that will enable the rehabilitation of a UÉvora area comprising physical facilities and equipment to set up the Entrepreneurship and Innovation Laboratory and for the development of the knowledge platform. This platform will include the design of continuously updating application software that organises, structures and  disseminates knowledge produced by the institutions in the CIU3A’s area of influence, in particular the University of Évora.

The rehabilitated facilities will be named the Gil Eanes Hall.



Within the scope of financing programme ALENT2020 – Research and Innovation Infrastructures, the University of Évora received €665,000.00 in funding for the BLUE project through the UÉ Centre for Advanced Studies in Management and Economics (CEFAGE).
The Principal Investigator is Professor Soumodip Sarka, coordinator of the CEFAGE Strategy, Entrepreneurship and Operations Group.
This innovative project entails the creation of a Business Lab, which will be used to cultivate an entrepreneurial spirit, encourage the creation of startups and spin-offs resulting from research conducted by the UÉvora Research Units, and to enhance knowledge.
The Laboratory’s physical infrastructures will help give visitors a feeling of well-being and interaction with the space, thanks to the design and the synergies created. These infrastructures will be the physical building block for state-of-the-art technology infrastructures.  
BLUE will be open to those with interesting business ideas, whether UÉvora students, high schoolers, or entrepreneurs. Activities to be offered include bootcamps, workshops, technology brokerages and mentoring, integration into initiatives under the Living Science Education Programme, the development of technological catalogues and the creation of a platform for the supply and demand of technology.
BLUE will bridge the gap between the incubator network and businesses in the region.



SpeedTalent - financed under the Alentejo 2020 Regional Operational Programme

The project is promoted by PACT in partnership with the University of Évora, the synergies of which are based on the links between the various partners: ADRAL, NERE, ANJE, SINES TECNOPOLO, IP Portalegre, IP Santarém and IP Beja. This regional innovation ecosystem helped bring together young entrepreneurs and the creators and promoters of innovative projects. The main goal was to support and inspire young entrepreneurs by leveraging the network created between the 9 partners of the project, which would facilitate their support, cultivating an entrepreneurial spirit and encouraging the creation of tech-based companies in the Alentejo region and Ribatejo province.

Start-Ups Phd


Startup PhD financed by Portugal 2020 – Alentejo 2020

This CEFAGE project is led by lead researcher Professor Soumodip Sarkar and will be implemented within the scope of DIC2E. It aims at encouraging and increasing qualified and creative entrepreneurship through initiatives to identify, stimulate and support entrepreneurship, arranging mentoring and coaching initiatives to support the development of innovative ideas.