HQA Partner Institutions
[ HQA PARTNER INSTITUTIONS & TYPES OF PROJECTS ]
The HQA Visa Program program 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).
Below is a sample of the types of projects & universities we work within the HQA Visa Program
|Universidade Do Algarve||Universidade De Evora||Universidade De Aveiro||Politecnico De Leiria|
|Biomedicine||Management||Environmental & Marine Sciences||Engineering Technology|
|Marine Sciences||Language||Higher Ed Policies||Agricultural Sciences/Biosciences|
|Arts, Communication & Humanities||Sociology||Construction (Risk & Sustainability)||Life/Health Sciences|
|Electronics||Art History||Didactics & Tech in Teacher Ed||Social Sciences/Humanities/Business Sciences|
|Tourism||Health Research||Mathematics||Health Demographic Change and Well-being|
|Archaelogy||Political Science||Digital Media & Interaction||Food security, Sustainable Agriculture and Forestry|
|Adult Education||Social Sciences||Health Tech & Services||Marine Sciences|
|Sustainability||Mathematics||Psychology||Maritime & Inland Water Research|
|Human Behaviour||Earth Sciences||Languages, Literature & Cultures||Bioeconomy|
|Optoelectronics||Green Chemistry – Clean Tech & Processes||Mechanical Tech & Automation||Secure, Clean and Efficient Energy|
|Telecommunications||Marine & Environmental Centre||GeoBioSciences||Smart, Green and integrated transport|
|Health Tech||Agriculture||GeoTechnologies||Climate Action, Environment, Resource efficiency and raw materials|
|Computer Science & Informatics||GeoEngineering||Inclusive, Innovative and Reflective Sciences|
|Philosophy||Communications/tele tech||Information and Communication Tech|
|Aesthetics of Music||Biomedicine||Nanotechnologies, Advanced Materials, Advanced Manufacturing and Processing, and Biotechnology|
|Cultural Studies||Electronics & Informatics Engineering||Advanced Materials|
|Design, Media & Culture||Processing & BioTechnologies|
|Nanostructures, Nanomodelling, Nanofabrication|
|Chemistry & Tech|
|Governance & Public policies|
Become the Best
We educate and empower founders to build market offers and business models that empower their ideas to become the best in the world. We guide them through the rigours of Lean StartUp and Horizon Methodology, and cycle through the validated learning process of build-measure-learn.
Connect with the Best
We select entrepreneurs from around the world with the best innovative and scalable concepts to startup in Portugal, with international reach. We are skilled at assisting entrepreneurs in de-risking their projects, increasing their speed to market, and enhancing the overall prosperity of the Portuguese ecosystem they are entering.
We build startups that define and aggressively pursue revenue goals on this equation: My startup will sell $X of Y product to customers A, B, C in N number of countries in M number of months.
[ PARTNERS ]
Our valued partnerships provide transnational entrepreneurs with opportunities to deepen the foundations and extend the reach of their ventures.
Politechnic of Leiria
Our partnership with the Politecnic of Leiria offers entrepreneurs access to innovative research in sea basin technologies.
University of Évora
Our partnership with the University of Évora provides entrepreneurs with access to state-of-the-art expertise in Industry 4.0 solutions.
Our partnership with BEP provides start ups with ready access to top tier researchers, according to their business needs.
[ PORTUGAL NEWS ]
Portugal remains an extremely desirable destination for those in search of relocation to a European country, a second residence, or, perhaps, a more stable option for the future. For accomplished individuals in search of a pathway to Portugal, the most direct,...
Multiple media outlets are reporting on the growing success of Empowered Startups’ HQA Visa program in Portugal. Various publications devoted coverage to highlighting the substantial amount of business Empowered Startups has attracted to Portugal, which has welcomed...
Francesco Berrettini has always felt a personal responsibility to enhance the welfare of the communities and regions he’s lived in. His lifelong commitment was recognized officially by the Italian government this week when he was presented with the “Cavaliere...
[ ADVISORS ]
The following professionals generously offer their perspectives on our plans. We are grateful for the influence they continue to have on our projects.
Executive Director, STARTUP LAB – SRS Advogados
Director , CRIA – University of the Algarve
Entrepreneurship & Investments Officer, Brigantia-EcoPark