In order to promote and support entrepreneurship projects development, IAPMEI makes available to entrepreneurs a set of incentives and specific support programs, mediated by previously accredited incubators. 

IPStartUp is an accredited incubator under the following programs:

StartUP Visa

StartUP Visa is a program that addresses foreign entrepreneurs who intend to develop an entrepreneurship and/or innovation project in Portugal, granting a residence visa or residence permit for entrepreneurial immigrants, which is governed by its own regulation (Order Normative No. 4/2018). 

Startup Visa Presentation see

StartUP Voucher

StartUP Voucher is a StartUP Portugal (National Strategy for Entrepreneurship) initiative and aims to promote the entrepreneurial spirit dynamism as well as new ideas, new projects and new talents. This program addresses young people aged between 18 and 35 years and the support includes a monthly scholarship for one year and monetary awards according to milestones achievement.

Vale Incubação

Vale Incubação is part of the Portugal 2020 incentive system, which aims to provide support for simplified projects of companies with less than one year in the area of enterprise activity, through incubation services provided by accredited incubators. 

The services payment under this voucher is granted with a non-refundable incentive of 40% to 70% of the total amount of eligible expenses.

Vale I&D

Vale I&D grants R&D and technology transfer services acquisition.