2016 Global Startup Call

UPDATE: The 2016 call is now closed. To learn about future calls and opportunities through UTEN, please join our mailing list.

We are pleased to announce our 2016 UTEN Global Startup Program Call for Applications!

From May 23 through July 17, 2020, we will accept applications for incubation, acceleration, and business development services from Portuguese companies in all technology verticals, so long as they cohere with the Program requirements (see the Terms of Reference).

To apply, complete the application form before the deadline of Sunday, July 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT.


The UTEN Global Startup Program of the IC² Institute at The University of Texas at Austin offers Portugal-based ventures who are ready to “Go Global” a unique year-long immersion experience focused primarily on business to business outreach, global market expansion, global value creation and global revenue generation for firms leveraging our international business development beyond their local/regional markets.


Companies selected to “Go Global” will receive executive coaching, mentoring and direct business development, and sales and marketing assistance from a dedicated team of seasoned veteran entrepreneurs who also leverage the Institute’s vast know-how network of world-class experts all committed to assist Portuguese entrepreneurs and innovators in their commercial expansion overseas.


  • Application deadline: Sunday, July 17, 2020 at 11:59 PM CDT

Please address questions to globalstartup@utenportugal.org.

The Global Startup Program is sponsored by the Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia (FCT) and the Ministry for Science, Technology and Higher Education (MCTES), in close collaboration with the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP).