Currently Seeking: Cleantech Entrepreneurs for Portugal’s HQA Visa Program

Portugal’s HQA Visa is often described as a hybrid program that combines the outdated means-based Golden Visa with a Startup Visa. The HQA program essentially gives qualified entrepreneurs the ability to establish their own company in Portugal while making an investment in an R&D project in collaboration with a government supported research facility (a Portuguese university).

In late August the University of Algarve announced a new tech center that is dedicated to the growth of renewable energy projects.  The objective of this technological hub is to develop research, research, and implement energy solutions.

Around €7.2 million is being invested in the plan, with around 55% (€4 million) being covered by community funding via the CRESC Algarve 2020 programme.

The goal is to have five medium-high and high-technology companies based at the hub by 2024.

If you are a cleantech entrepreneur or an accomplished business person with a cleantech idea you’d like to explore/invest in, Portugal’s HQA Visa Program could be an excellent fit for your global mobility – with the added perk of additional supports through this new initiative.

Read more about this new initiative by Associação Parque Tecnológico do Algarve here.

Request more about the HQA Visa Program Here


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