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INESC TEC is an Associate Laboratory with 35 years of experience in R&D and technology transfer. It incorporates 13 Research Centres, organized into 4 Clusters: Computer Science, Industry and Innovation, Power and Energy and Networked Intelligent Systems. INESC TEC hosts near 740 researchers (350 PhD), including staff researchers, researchers from Higher Education Institutions, grant holders and affiliated researchers.

Gustavo Dalmarco

Cristina Machado Guimarães

Ricardo Augusto Zimmermann

Maria do Rosário Moreira

António Carrizo Moreira

Cristina Maria Barbosa

Ana Inês


F6S is a leading global founder and startup network that helps public sector entities around the world to promote, communicate and disseminate technical and research projects. F6S stands for F-ounder-S. Our mission is to help founders and startups grow to solve the world’s pressing social, economic, environmental, sustainability and innovation problems. In addition to F6S’ work with governmental entities, we also work with corporates, investors, research institutions, programs, universities and others in the global startup ecosystem. F6S tools deliver company growth through grants, partnerships, funding, investment, pilot contracts, partnerships, jobs & talent recruitment and company services.

Sofia Esteves

Milana Sekulic

Luisa Gonçalves

bwcon GmbH is an integrated innovation service provider and supports companies in the transformation process along the entire value chain. bwcon GmbH sees itself as a service provider offering support to companies in the digital transformation process by managing ideas, designing new business models and making innovation processes more flexible. One of the services of bwcon GmbH is the development of methodological knowledge, which is necessary to initiate the digital transformation process. This includes the moderation of innovation processes and the subsequent consultation on business process development including financing.

Melisa Özkan

Impact Hub is a global network focused on building communities for impact at scale. With 100+ communities of 16,500 change-driven entrepreneurs in more than 55 countries across five continents, Impact Hub is the world’s largest network focused on driving positive change. It builds ecosystems to drive collaboration and entrepreneurial innovation around the Global Sustainable Development Goals through locally rooted Impact Hubs, as well as with partners and allied networks. Every Impact Hub is built and run by a local team and thus deeply rooted in the local market and ecosystem.

Within the SoTecIn Factory, for each region in Europe, a city-based Impact Hub will serve the whole region and drive venture- building and broader stakeholder engagement on the ground. The following 7 Impact Hubs are part of the project:

Impact Hub Amsterdam (Covering North-West, including Northern France, Belgium, Luxembourg, Ireland);
Impact Hub Lisbon (South-West, including Spain, Southern France);
Impact Hub Milan (Centre-South, including Slovenia, Croatia, Malta);
Impact Hub Bucharest (South-East, including Greece, Bulgaria, Cyprus);
Impact Hub Budapest (North-East, including Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia);
Impact Hub Munich (Centre-North, including Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Finland).
Impact Hub Istanbul (East, including Armenia and Georgia)

Lucia Radu

Impact Hub Amsterdam

Evan van der Holst

Maartje Janse

Manon Klein

Impact Hub Budapest

Beatrix Bedő

Fanni Csóka

Impact Hub Bucharest

Andrea Stanciu

Impact Hub Munich

Amelie Mertin

Johanna Rap

Nico Stoll

Impact Hub Istanbul

Semih Boyaci

Ekin Gök

Melih Boyacı

Impact Hub Italy

Marco Nannini

Natalia Constanzo

Impact Hub Lisbon

Francesco Rocca

Luciana Pires

Metabolic Ventures is a non-profit organization that builds new organizations that can have a deeply transformative impact on society. We explore new approaches necessary to build systemic ventures, such as deeply understanding global challenges to allow new ventures to address key leverage points, crafting high-impact business models, and rethinking governance, intellectual property, and financing structures. In parallel, we put this theory into practice through building new ventures, venture building studios, and running innovative programs that help others to leverage the power of entrepreneurship to solve critical problems.

Eva Lalakova

Murray Gray

Chris Monaghan

CNR is the National Council of Research. With more than 8.000 researchers, it is the biggest research organisation in Italy covering all scientific disciplines with 100 Institutes all over the country. In particular, IEIIT is the Institute for Information Engineering and Technologies applying research to several industrial contexts to solve societal challenges.

Rosanna Fornasiero

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