Creating a company in the North of Portugal

3. Raising funds

In terms of raising funds in a collaborative manner, there are several initiatives to support opportunities to go global, export, innovation and qualification of staff for all sorts of companies.

Raising funds

Portuguese investment schemes under the scope of the UE that assigns funds to various corporate projects
Beneficiaries: All companies;
Aim: Funding specific projects depending on the line of support;
Process: Application on Balcão 2020

1) The outright incentives may vary between 30% and 75% depending on various factors (eg. Project, incentive scheme, place of investment, investment and company dimension...)
2) The tenders for most projects take place once or twice a year

 

Types of projects that received support

 

  R&D+i projects and infrastructures, partnerships, public education, private companies and clustering

  Internationalisation projects, support to exports and development of goods and services.

  Staff qualification (employees and entrepreneurs)

Other Public Funding Schemes


Credit lines
 



Capitalizar Line

Beneficiaries: SMEs up to €150 M in invoicing   (€200 M consolidated)

Process: Banking



Support to corporate revival

Beneficiaries: SMEs under restructuring or revitalisation (PER)

Process: Banking



Co-investment funds   200 M

Beneficiaries: SMEs with less than 7 years or with entry plans in risky markets (investment >50% average of the T/O over the last 5 years)

Process: website 200M


Venture capital
 



Start-up funds:
-Early Stage
-Pré-Seed

Beneficiaries: SME in early stage of pre-seed

Process: Application for managing entities, see list here 



Inovação e Internacionalização PME Fund

Beneficiaries: Projects for internationalisation, innovation and/or modernisation of SME

Process: Application for managing entities, see list here  



Inovação e Internacionalização PME Fund

Beneficiaries: Projects for internationalisation, innovation and/or modernisation of SME

Process: Application for managing entities, see list here 



Corporate Venture Capital Fund

Beneficiaries: development of new businesses or spin-offs by the SME

Process: Portugal Ventures and Critical Ventures