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ABOUT US

INOVISA was created in 2005 at the School of Agriculture / University of Lisbon, with the purpose of supporting lecturers, researchers and students in the creation of their own business projects.

 

Located in Tapada da Ajuda, at a university campus (University of Lisbon), INOVISA benefits from unique surroundings.

Tapada da Ajuda is a botanical park with approximately 247 acres of land, located in the centre of Lisbon (five minutes away from Marquês de Pombal), holding an historical, architectural and botanical heritage of great abundance and diversity.

The aim of Inovisa is to lead the development of innovation and excellence in our operating areas – the agricultural, food and forestry sector – with a focus on the community of Portuguese speaking countries.

 

We position ourselves as an open interface structure between the scientific/academic setting and the business framework.

We believe in the agricultural, food and forestry sector, and wish to assist companies in these areas to improve their competitiveness, as a contribution to their success.

We trust in a culture of cooperative innovation to allow the achievement of excellence.

 

We create value by sharing knowledge, connecting people and improving skills, whether through supporting entrepreneurship and business development, or by promoting the dissemination of knowledge and technology.

AREAS

INOVISA has two operating pillars – Entrepreneurship and Business Development (BOOST); and Knowledge and Technology Transfer (LINK). The Digital Communication of Knowledge area (SPREAD) supports both these operating pillars transversally.

Regarding the scope of action, we operate both nationally and internationally, holding a fourth working area of Cooperation, Development and Internationalisation (GLOBAL), which supports the international component for INOVISA.

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The BOOST area – Entrepreneurship and Business Development – is a pillar of INOVISA that supports startups that develop innovative products and services targeting agricultural, food and forestry sector.

 

At the same time, we want to strengthen the links between these startups and the companies in the sector, bringing them a new source of innovation.

 

One of the strategic objectives of the BOOST area is to implement cropUP, an international initiative to promote agrifood and forestry innovation.

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The LINK area – Knowledge and Technology Transfer – is the other operational pillar of INOVISA, which promotes the connection between the scientific/academic setting and the business framework in the agricultural, food and forestry sector.

 

With the experience attained over the last few years, particularly as coordinators of Rede INOVAR, INOVISA holds as a strategic goal to continue leading the promotion of knowledge and technology transfer in the sector at a national level.

 

An additional purpose is to assume a position of greater dynamics at an international level, encouraging networking and project development, with particular emphasis in Portuguese speaking countries; at an European level, we want to act as a structure for advocacy and connection with the European Innovation Partnership for Agricultural Productivity and Sustainability.

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The SPREAD area – Digital Communication of Knowledge– derives from the increasing importance of digital communication and the need to communicate about knowledge and technology in an assertive and effective way in the agriculture, food and forestry sector.

 

The goal is to promote innovation and a massive use of digital communication in the whole sector, by developing digital communication strategies and creating, labelling and disclosing knowledge and technology digital contents, particularly in video format.

 

INOVISA has been developing this area by providing services and boosting digital communication of knowledge projects related to entrepreneurship, business development and knowledge and technology transfer.

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The GLOBAL area – Cooperation, Development and Internationalisation – is a transversal area of INOVISA which promotes innovation, entrepreneurship and knowledge and technology transfer at an international level in the agriculture, food and forestry sector, with a focus in Europe and in Portuguese speaking countries.

 

The GLOBAL area articulates and promotes initiatives developed internationally, along with the other areas of INOVISA.

 

The operational work of the GLOBAL area has been strategically established through the SKAN Platform, a network initiative coordinated by INOVISA which promotes knowledge and technology sharing in the agriculture, food and forestry sector between Europe, Africa and Latin America.

SERVICES

provided by INOVISA

BUSINESS INCUBATION SPACES / COWORKING

Spaces for startups that find themselves in need of physical support (offices, coworking or warehouses). Includes the use of shared facilities. (+)

 

Target audience: startups that develop innovative products and services and want to be part of a community linked to an agrifood & forestry ecosystem.

SPECIALISED SERVICES FOR ENTREPRENEURS AND STARTUPS

Support in the validation of the business model, access to R&D and industry, connect to investors, support in the internationalisation, among other services. (+)

 

Target audience: startups that develop innovative products and services and want to be part of a community linked to an agrifood & forestry ecosystem.

ENTREPRENEURSHIP EMPOWERMENT

Empowerment in new methodologies to support entrepreneurship: training for experts and mentors.

 

Target audience: Entities providing support services to entrepreneurs in the agriculture, food and forestry sector.

SUPPORT TO THE CREATION OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP SUPPORT SERVICES

Development and establishment of new services to support entrepreneurship, throughout the different stages of the process:

 

  • Deployment strategy and service design
  • Follow-up on the service’s establishment and performance
  • Monitoring and assessment of efficiency and impact

 

Target audience: Entities providing support services to entrepreneurs in the agriculture, food and forestry sector.

SRATEGIES FOR PROMOTION AND DISSEMINATION OF SKILLS AND RESULTS OF RESEARCH, DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION (R&D&I)

Outline strategies for promotion and dissemination of skills and results of Research, Development and Innovation at a national, European and CPLP (Portuguese speaking countries) level:

 

  •  Identification and selection of events that focus on exchange of knowledge/technology
  • Identification and selection of potential partners, as well as funding sources, for R&D&I projects in consortium
  • Connection with national and international networks coordinated by INOVISA, or in which INOVISA participates actively
  • Definition of strategies for digital communication

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups.

T2B INITIATIVES

Organisation of knowledge, technology and innovation exchange initiatives (Technology to Business), nationally and internationally:

 

  • Technological brokerages between researchers and companies/associative structures
  • Workshops
  • Empowerment and demonstrative training initiatives

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups (PEI-AGRI).

R&D&I CATALOGUES

Integration of projects or technologies in a R&D&I catalogue.

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups (PEI-AGRI).

TECHNOLOGICAL SCREENING AND MATCHING WITH R&D GROUPS

  • Identification of needs/opportunities for R&D&I
  • Information gathering, description and selection of research groups (national and/or international) for potential partnerships
  • Identification and selection of funding sources (national and/or international) for R&D&I projects in consortium
  • Facilitation of relationship terms with the previously selected research groups
  • Organisation of events or T2B initiatives

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Business Associations; Companies.

DIGITAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES

Analysis of the company’s business model (based on Osterwalder’s canvas);
structuring and planning of the digital communication strategy, considering the business model.

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups; Business Associations; Companies.

DIGITAL CONTENTS

  • Preparation and development of scripts
  • Planning and image collection
  • Editing and post-production, including motion graphics
  • Cataloguing and dissemination through digital communication channels and platforms

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups (PEI-AGRI); Business Associations; Companies.

STRUCTURING AND SUPPORT TO TRAINING IN E-LEARNING / B-LEARNING / MOOCS

  • Discussion of the training’s business model (based on Osterwalder’s canvas)
  • Structuring and planning of the training
  • Training coordination
  • Development of digital contents to support the training

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Operational Groups (PEI-AGRI); Business Associations; Companies.

INTERNATIONALISATION MODELS

  • Support to the development of internationalisation models for knowledge-based and technology-based products or services
  • Prospecting for investment opportunities regarding knowledge-based and technology-based products or services

 

Target audience: Institutions and centres for R&D; Business Associations; Companies.

PROJECTS

in which INOVISA collaborates as a partner / coordinator

  • All
  • ongoing
  • Concluded

TEAM

The values of INOVISA are the reflection of our team:

YOUNG, DYNAMIC AND MOTIVATED.

Our team consists mostly of people with skills in the agricultural, food and forestry sector, allowing them to understand the language and needs of our target audience.

Luís Mira da Silva

President

Cristina Mota Capitão

Coordinator – BOOST

Maria Pedro Silva

Coordinator – LINK

Raquel Gonçalves

Coordinator – SPREAD

Ana Teresa Vaz

Coordinator – GLOBAL

Sofia Araújo

Project Manager – BOOST

Maria Cordeiro

Project Manager – LINK

Sónia Pedro

Administrative Assistant

COMPANIES

physically based at INOVISA

INOVISA runs a space with approximately 600m2 where several companies are based, developing knowledge/technology based products or services for the agriculture, food and forestry sector. In addition to incubation space and shared facilities, INOVISA provides specialised services.

To access INOVISA’s support for the development of your business, formalize your application through our cropUP initiative.

PARTNERSHIPS

INOVISA has established several partnerships with relevant entities, both national and international.

CONTACTS

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Edifício Inovisa – Pólo I
Tapada da Ajuda
1349-017 Lisboa Portugal

GPS: 38º 43′ 05.07” N | 9º  11′ 33.45” W

Google Maps: here

T: +351 213 653 551 | +351 213 632 495

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