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BLC3 represents an Incubation Centre for ideas and business, a structure directed to the creation and development of new business models and the self-worth of every citizen. Provides support from the birth through the evolution of innovative and technological advanced business projects that wage on territory development, innovation, differentiation and creativity to generate quality jobs with value for rural and inner regions in Portugal.

The contact with several entities is permanent, resulting from privileged links with the academia, in scientific research areas, technology, innovation and creativity. BLC3 possesses human resources, furnished office spaces, meeting rooms, and has a series of communication technologies, such as mail, telephone, internet and video conference.

The Incubation Centre is composed by the Incubator | BLC3 – located in BLC3 headquarters and two more Centres (Alfândega da Fé and Ourique) shaping the Incubation Centre mission and goals.

Incubator | BLC3 is a part of RNIE (National Network of Business Incubators) and RIERC (Network of Business Incubators of the Central Region), taking part in national networks of mentoring entrepreneurship projects, being also linked to an international network of excellence in research and innovation, created by BLC3.

  • Support the creation and development of ideas and companies, throughout its own incubation programs, assuming always a pre-incubation period for a better analysis and support for the development of ideas or companies;
  • Support to the stimulation of ideas and companies and their monitoring;
  • Analysis and attraction of investment and funding;
  • Support for research and innovation activities through the R&TD Centre;
  • Availability of physical spaces (work offices, meeting rooms, training rooms, shared labs and outdoor area for development of projects and biotechnological demonstrations of technology);
  • Areas and services for pre-industrial demonstration regarding the agro-food and plant biotechnology areas;
  • Coaching and mentoring services;
  • Support services for connection to networks and markets;
  • Support services to identification, selection and recruitment of human resources;
  • Domiciliary and reception services;
  • Support services for protection of intellectual property and knowledge transfer;
  • Accounting support services;
  • Legal advices;
  • Registration and support for establishment of company/partnerships; and
  • Support the stimulation and replication of the young fixation model and entrepreneurship in other regions (Centres).
  • Rooms from 20 m2 to 60 m2, with connection to an excellence international knowledge network with access to laboratories, furniture, and internet.
  • Common areas: reception, meeting rooms and service areas with a printer, fax and video conference.
  • Location: Rua Nossa Senhora da Conceção, Nº 2, Lagares, 3405-155 Oliveira do Hospital
  • GPS coordinates: 40°21'38.2"N 7°50'01.0"W
  • Contact us: incubadora@blc3.pt

Campus Saude XXI is a health related brand, providing an outstanding service in this area. One of its key points is to offer services at the level of remote assistance / Telemonitoring, a solution developed for helping the elderly population, providing them with a sense of independence inside their family environment, while at the same time providing constant remote monitoring. The company actively works in parallel for the development of solutions and products in this area.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: www.campussaude.pt

Email: campussaude@iol.pt

Centro TV is an innovative project concerning multimedia information, focusing on regional aspects, which through online television and several other digital platforms offers on time information on the center inner region, as well as national and international news. Centro Tv’s new webtv, available on the digital platform denominated Meo Kanal, is a low cost project in which outsourcing is of extreme importance.

Room: Room 7

Website: www.centrotv.pt

Email: geral@centrotv.pt

Currently, the legal requirements in the area of coatings are increasing. Many existing formulations in the industry of adhesives, paints and varnishes, and others, have potentially dangerous compounds that restrict its commercialization.Chemical Nature, a registered trademark, arises from the need to develop innovative products in coatings area, using raw materials of natural base and using the by-products of other industries, without the use of raw materials identified as hazardous. The purpose is to create high industrial application biomaterials for society and more sustainable environment.

Room: Room 5

Website: no information

Email: chemicalnatureblc3@gmail.com

The DOcereal - Caramelized Seeds goal is the production of appetizer caramelized sunflower seeds, through the development of na innovative method of caramelization with little expression in the market.

Room: Room 1

Website: no information

Email: sementescaramelizadas@gmail.com

The company Enging – Making Solutions aims at the commercialization of a new solution for predicting maintenance issues of industrial engines, namely by a diagnostic system focused on electrical parameters. The proposed system measures electric currents and tensions applied to the terminals of the monitored engine. Consequently, this diagnostic machine processes and analysis real time data, preparing a technical report sent to the client. Enging focuses on the development of new solutions related to electrical engines market, together with a strong bet on research and development in associated areas (R&TD+i).

Room: Room 13

Website: www.enging.pt

Email: geral@enging.pt

Gadgetendency provides a new and dynamic communication system, contributing to the diffusion of specific brands by using technological based products. Through new media, the company aims at optimizing the dissemination of a brand and maximizing specific products. Gadgetendency wants to revolutionize the world of communication in terms of content and brand.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: www.showstore.pt

Email: office@showstore.pt

The main goal of Go-Star is to revitalize regional wealth, assets and traditional products, by rec-reating and constantly adapting them to new demands, in a responsible and innovate way. The company also targets the valorization of raw materials from the region, namely Serra da Estrela products such as plants, herbs, fruits, milk and milk derivatives. This project came to life as the Go-Star brand in food industry and will allow to create with time a wide variety of nutritional options.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: www.go-star.pt

Email: info@go-star.pt

Idealconcept is a multidisciplinary company, consisted of highly qualified and talented professionals, dedicated to different areas such as design, web design, video, photography and publicity. The company’s main concern is client satisfaction, providing quick and efficient services, together with a personalized and dedicated costumer service. Client support and 24 hour service is guaranteed.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: www.idealconcept.pt

Email: geral@idealconcept.pt

iFungHealth – Fungi Innovation Solutions for Health, Lda. is a recent company specialized on research, training and development of groundbreaking products in the area of clinical and analytical toxicology associated to fungi.

Room: Room 8

Website: www.inovfung.pt

Email: geral@inovfung.pt

Dental prostheses laboratory which aims to support the various dental clinics of the inner region of the country and development of new concepts of R&D on improving the oral health.

Area: Oral Health

Room: Room 3

Website: no information

Email: jfohgeral@gmail.com

The Opera4Kids is based on the production of children's opera performances (musical theater), with a duration of 60 minutes of interactive training action, available to schools, municipalities and cultural centers. Otherwise, develop animation activities, promotion, cultural and artistic production.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: no information

Email: opera4kids@gmail.com

Regional Innovation aims at the promotion and marketing of products from the Center region, specially focused on Serra da Estrela and surrounding areas. The project consists on a web page with up-to-date data provided in different languages, containing information on products and partners, also detailed on the virtual online shops exhibited on the virtual shopping center. The costumer can stroll through the internet webpage, envisioning the shops and products, as if standing on a real shopping center.

Room: Room 10

Website: www.ccvserradaestrela.pt

Email: geral@regional-innovation.pt

SolidBlue develops its activity mainly on research and development related to bioclimatic architecture and sustainable urban regeneration, supervision, consulting, analysis, evaluation and expert appraisal. Additionally, the company focuses on project conception and on characterization of artistic, architectural, urban and archaeological heritages, together with planning strategies and mechanics related projects. On the other hand, SolidBlue is involved in animation activities, working on new business models associated with tourism.

Room: Room 11

Website: www.solid-blue.pt

Email: geral@solid-blue.pt

“TrialMotor Off Road Adventures” project arises for the creation of the first National Trial School, with unique and pioneer features at an international level. The school will be established in Lousã, which is characterized as an excellency area for top-level athletes training as well as for other sports training. The present project counts with the collaboration of the Portuguese Motorcycling Federation and will have as the main focus Serra da Lousã and Cordilheira Central (Central Mountain Range). The natural landscape and the heritage of both places will be an extra benefit for the clients, alowing them to go through sites of interest in terms of history as well as geologically and archeologically, while at the same time Bluetooth headphones will allow them to be communicated as to the places they are visiting.

Room: Virtual Incubation

Website: no information

Email: trialmotor@gmail.com

The main focus of Voz da Natureza is research and biotechnological development related to innovative and unique products in mycology. Comprised of highly qualified human resources, Voz da Natureza is strongly dedicated to the development of bioreactors in the referred area.

Room: Room 9

Website: www.micnatur.pt

Email: geral@micnatur.pt