Entrepreneurship in the areas of knowledge and technology associated with knowledge intensive areas shows a very positive evolution, but insufficient compared to the European average. In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of highly qualified personnel in technological areas, such as TICE - Information Technologies, Communication and Electronics, as a result of the prestige and high quality of university education in Portugal. However, the efforts of universities and entities of the scientific and technological system are focused on transforming knowledge into added value for companies from the perspective of work rather than from entrepreneurship.
The Fuel project will stimulate the generation of new business ideas in the areas of qualified and creative entrepreneurship, promoting the development of ideas, the experimental validation and acceleration of those ideas, with the national and international entrepreneurship ecosystem. Through the construction of a platform for entrepreneurs, artists from cultural and creative industries, mentors, business experts and investors, for the communication, interaction and storage of information.