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Center for Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The Center (CTIE) builds upon the deep and broad School faculty expertise in the domains of innovation, technology management, and entrepreneurship to answer the high level of interest from students, corporations, the entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem and the society at large.

The Center (CTIE) activities are built around three pillars in the area of Technological Innovation & Entrepreneurship:

  • Excellence in research through the program of faculty fellowships, research papers publications and academic conferences. The CTIE promotes the visibility of its members’ research in Portugal and internationally.
  • Leadership in education for undergraduates, graduates and executive education. The Center fosters innovative teaching methods and contents.
  • Dissemination of academic knowledge to the society at large through the institutional communication (trade-related magazines, books, articles, etc...) and events (conferences that brings together scholars and practitioners  with students).

Ultimately, the CTIE is a link between the academic world (students, scholars…) and the vibrant entrepreneurship and innovation ecosystem (national and international).

The CTIE is supported by the Patrick and Lina Drahi Foundation.

The Women Entrepreneurship Award (WEA) wants to recognise a Portuguese female CEO, Founder or Co-Founder or entrepreneur of any nationality with a project created in Portugal who stands out for her current contribution and vision of the future.

Applications are open until April 15th 2021.

The winner of the Women Entrepreneurship Award will have access to an Advanced Program of Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management (or another equivalent program) at the Católica Lisbon School of Business & Economics, a personalised media training, mentoring from one of the jury members, as well as visibility in the media.


You are interested and want to know more about the Award before registering? You can download the rules and regulation document here and contact our team for assistance at