UPTEC Coaching for Entrepreneurs by EGP-UPBS - Coaching and Mentoring Program

Contact person 
Sónia Pereira
Institution 
University of Porto
E-mail 
soniapereira@reit.up.pt
Country 
Portugal
Do you want to share an instrument/policy or a knowledge Transfer practice? 
Knowledge Transfer Practice
What are the following keywords/priorities which better fit the instrument/policy?  
No information provided
Identify the Knowledge Transfer area to which the practice belong 
Spin-off creation & Entrepreneurship
Indicate the country from which the practice is 
Portugal
What is the title/name of the instrument/policy? 
No information provided
What is the title/name of the practice? 
UPTEC Coaching for Entrepreneurs by EGP-UPBS - Coaching and Mentoring Program
Indicate the target group/beneficiaries of the practice 
Higher educations institutions research units/centres
New technology based firms/new knowledge intensive service firms
What is the aim/objective? 
Help the University of Porto Science and Technology Park - UPTEC's young researchers and entrepreneurs to acquire new management skills to: 1 - Define the company's strategy; 2 - Define key performance indicators; 3 - Define and monitoring the milestones; 4 - Redesign critical processes with the greatest impact on results; 5 - Define the marketing strategy; broaden the horizons through contact with best management practices; 6 - Collect a history that allows foster the creation of case studies.
Give an overview of the practice 
The program promotes three types of activities: 1 – Open lessons - Provide the entrepreneurs of knowledge in areas such as marketing, finance, accounting, law, etc. 2 – Individual coaching and mentoring - this program is assigned to companies previously selected by a competition. Each selected firm is accompanied by a period of 6 months by a mentor and follows the algorithm set to progress with work in a perspective of sharing and gathering knowledge.; 3 – Focused sessions and case studies - Ad hoc support for companies that have specific needs and the creation of case studies. In this case, there's no need for application. The interested parties go directly to the UPTEC direction, which will analyze the need, and then redirect to the EGP (the University of Porto's business school.
What is the date of creation of this practice? 
Friday, January 1, 2010
Is the practice still active? 
Active
What is the approximate budget needed for implementing this practice? 
150.00€
What kind of resources is needed for implementing the practice? 
Budget indicated above is referring to 2 years Resources needed: human resources; meeting rooms (usually no charge for it); lecture rooms; data show. External expertise is also needed, but comprised in the 150000 € indicated above, according to a service agreement with the Business school.
Is this practice linked to an instrument/policy? 
Yes