Poliempreende is an initiative that seeks to assess and reward projects developed and presented by Portuguese polytechnic higher education institutions’ students, teachers or graduates through a tender of ideas and business plans.

This project aims to instil in the stakeholders an initiative and entrepreneurship spirit that may ultimately lead to the creation of their own enterprises and the creation of jobs.

It is a project oriented to offer a strong contribution to society and economy, by setting up innovative enterprises, and thus fostering entrepreneurship in the polytechnic education institution’ areas of influence.

The Polytechnic of Coimbra has participated since 2008 in the Poliempreende tender and, notably, since Poliempreende 5th edition, date of the first IPC application to this tender, this institution has already clocked up five victories at national level and won a second and a third prizes.