About Set.Up In(dustry)

Acceleration Programme of Business Ideas and Industrial Incubation

Do you have a business idea with industrial application?

Do you seek industrial partners to implement your business idea?


We have the right programme for you!


Join us and stay IN at Indústria de Guimarães.

The Programme

Set.Up IN(dustry) is an intensive acceleration programme that will turn new ideas into successful businesses, through a set of workshops, one-to-one coaching and business support.

The programme aims to support the generation, development and growth of business ideas, as well as create a link between new entrepreneurs and the industries of the Municipality of Guimarães by supporting the development of a new industrial culture in the region, based on innovative solutions from Guimarães to the world.

Who can participate?

Entrepreneurs can compete, individually or in teams, with creative, technology or knowledge-intensive business ideas. Each team can present only one business idea.

Selection criteria

The selection of business ideas received by Set.Up IN (dustry) will take into account the following criteria:

  • Innovative aspect of the business idea (technology and/or knowledge-intensive based);
  • Quality of the team (experience and key competences);
  • Market potential and impact in the region;
  • Maturity of the idea;
  • Technical viability.

Teams may be invited to take part in a selection meeting.



Acceleration Programme of Business Ideas

  • 8 workshops to accelerate business ideas;
    • Voice of the Customer
    • Business Model and Strategy
    • Market and Competitors
    • Finance
    • Sales and Digital Marketing
    • Prototyping and Productizing
    • Internationalization
    • Pitch
  • 6 (six) hours of one-to-one coaching for the development of the business idea


Industrial Incubation Programme

  • Access to Industrial Incubation in a company situated in the Municipality;
  • Assignment of a mentor from the industry;
  • 8 hours of one-to-one coaching for the development of the business project.


Do you have any questions?

How to participate?

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