The total in-kind support participants receive is valuated at €1,000,000 (one million euro).


We turn great ideas into ventures and then introduce them to those with the vision and means to help them grow.


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Movvo BGI alumni , among the Top 5 Technological Startups selected by TechMatch Global

Movvo is one of the five Portuguese startups selected to receive advice from Sillicon Valley experts during the TechMatch Global event.

Movvo provides retailers, shopping mall owners and marketing professionals with innovative business analytics to solve problems and enhance the consumer experience. The solution combines tracking technology with a powerful algorithm that traces and analyzes shoppers’ movements in retail spaces. After a patent was registered, the product soon attracted enthusiastic attention from a big multinational company. 

BGI alumni WatGrid is in 33entrepreneurs


WINEGRID, a BGI alumni startups (4th Ed) get on board of 33entrepreneurs’ acceleration program for 3 months of hard work, until December 2015. 

WINEGRID - The connected Barrel 
Portuguese startup which conceived a device able to monitor the lifetime of wine in a barrel. It is adaptable to any kind of liquid. It is the second time Winegrid participates in 33entrepreneurs’ acceleration program : This one being focused on the marché bordelais - Market of Bordeaux. 
Learn more about Winegrid

UGEN, taking advantage of the Portuguese ocean’s high energy density

The startup was presented to researchers and experts at BGI by the end of July 2015. According to Sérgio Ribeiro e Silva, main promoter of this project, they hope to leverage BGI’s network and resources in order to formally incorporate the company by 2016, so that the project can be presented to the US market and investors by this time.

To this end, UGEN takes advantage of proprietary technology that consists of a safe wave energy converter that has proven commercial viability and is fully compliant with the upcoming European regulatory system.

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