Applications: open

Applications: open for the region of Lisbon and Alentejo

Applications: soon

Applications: suspended

Creative and Qualified Entrepreneurship


This incentive program – inserted in Startup Portugal – aims to strengthen the levels of qualified and creative enrepreneurship (including technology-based entrepreneurship), through direct support to entrepreneus, favouring new business opportunities such as those regarding creativity and innovation.

Eligible expenses
  • Tangible assets, such as expenses regarding the acquisition of machinery and equipment, computer equipment and required software;
  • Intangible assets, such as the transfer of technology through the acquisition of patent rights, national and international, licenses, know-how or technocal knowledge unprotected by patent, standard or customized software;
  • Other expenses with the investment, up to 20%, or 35%, in case of entrepreneur projects, of the total eligible expenses: accounting, engineering services, studies, diagnostics, audits, marketing plans, architecture projects.
Project typology
  • Creation of a new establishment;
  • Increase capacity of an existing establishment;
  • Diversification of services provided by an establishment for others not previously provided in the establishment;
  • Significant requalification of an existing establishment.
Support rate

Refundable investment, tax free.

  • Maximum rate of 75% (maximum base rate of 30%, that may be risen up to 45%);
  • OP Region of Lisbon: maximum rate of 40%;
  • OP Region of Algarve: maximum rate of 60%.