Main Partners

Sociedade Ponto Verde

Sociedade Ponto Verde (SPV) is a private not-for-profit body with a crucial mission for a sustainable future: to promote the selective collection, take back, and recycling of packaging waste in Portugal. SPV has been, since 1996, at the forefront of packaging recycling, generating a virtually infinite sustainability loop and helping to increase the useful life of materials and protect the environment. It organizes and manages the take-back and recovery of packaging through the Integrated Packaging Waste Management System (SIGRE) – the Green Dot system.


Beta-i is a collaborative innovation consultancy with a global reach. A team of experts in managing corporate open innovation, pilot-oriented projects with highly-curated startups, and designing products and services alongside in-company teams.

Piloting Partners


L’Oréal is a global leader in the beauty industry, renowned for its diverse range of high-quality cosmetics, skincare, and haircare products.

With a focus on innovation, sustainability, and diversity, L’Oréal is dedicated to enhancing beauty and empowering individuals worldwide.

Its broad portfolio of iconic brands and commitment solidifies L’Oréal’s position as a key player in the beauty industry.


Veolia Portugal, part of the global Veolia group, is a crucial provider of optimized resource management solutions. Specializing in water, waste, and energy management, Veolia Portugal is dedicated to delivering sustainable solutions that balance conservation with development.

Through innovation and collaboration, Veolia Portugal plays a crucial role in shaping a circular economy and fostering a more sustainable future for Portugal.


CENTIMFE, short for Centro Tecnológico da Indústria de Moldes, Ferramentas Especiais e Plásticos supports the manufacturing sector innovation focusing on molds, tooling, and plastics. Based in Marinha Grande, it provides specialized services, technical expertise, R&D support, and tailored training programs to enhance industry competitiveness.

With state-of-the-art facilities and a skilled professional team, CENTIMFE helps companies improve production processes and develop new products. Its role in collaborative projects, knowledge sharing, and technology transfer bolsters industrial growth and innovation in Portugal.


Valorlis, a leading Portuguese waste management entity, promotes sustainability and environmental stewardship in Leiria. It manages and transforms waste into resources using innovative methods, focusing on collecting, sorting, and treating diverse waste types.

Leveraging state-of-the-art facilities and advanced technologies, Valorlis aims to minimize environmental impact while maximizing resource recovery and recycling. In addition, its commitment to sustainability and public awareness drives collaborations with local communities, businesses, and government entities, advancing a circular economy and a greener future for Portugal.


Algar, a leading waste management entity in the Algarve region, is dedicated to sustainability and environmental responsibility, offering comprehensive waste management solutions throughout the Algarve region.

Through advanced facilities and expertise, Algar maximizes resource recovery, minimizes environmental impact and promotes responsible waste disposal practices in local communities.


Gesamb, a significant player in Portugal’s waste management, prioritizes environmental protection and sustainable practices in the Évora region.

Offering various waste management services, it collaborates with local entities to promote waste reduction, recycling, and environmental sustainability, driving positive change in regional waste management practices.


Based in Benavente, this dedicated team of over 250 develops and manufactures over 1,500 innovative products that reach global consumers. Recognized nationally and internationally, they specialize in plastic and paper bags, aluminum foil, and biodegradable solutions.

Committed to innovation, they constantly seek improvement, turning challenges and failures into opportunities for growth. They prioritize the development of alternative materials such as bioplastics, with a goal to minimize environmental impact and add value while leading market change.


Sumol+Compal, a prominent Portuguese beverage producer, is recognized for its diverse range of high-quality, natural beverages.

With a commitment to sustainability, quality, and taste, the company has secured a prominent position in the beverage industry, providing consumers with a refreshing and authentic experience domestically and abroad.


EcoXperience seeks to provide solutions for the viable recycling of used cooking oils and their subsequent transformation into liquid detergents.

Their innovative EcoX® formula democratizes the valorization of oils through a quick and safe recycling process. This process produces 100% biodegradable liquid detergents and soaps with cleaning characteristics similar to market-leading brands.

EcoXperience is committed to daily striving to develop ideas for more efficient, profitable, and accessible recycling.

Universidade Nova

Nova University Lisbon, renowned for academic excellence and innovative research, offers a wide array of undergraduate and postgraduate programs across various disciplines.

Known for its interdisciplinary approach, the university nurtures a dynamic entrepreneurial ecosystem, contributing to higher education and research in Portugal with its vibrant academic community and global engagement focus.

Supporting Partners


The Portuguese Environment Agency (APA) is a public institute, within the scope of the Portuguese Environment and Climate Action Ministry. Our mission is to propose, develop and monitor public policies for the environment and sustainable development


Directorate-General for Economic Activities (DGAE) is a department of the Ministry of Economy in Portugal. It embraces the mission of promotion and development of a more favourable institutional environment regarding competitiveness and business innovation.


Agência Nacional de Inovação, S.A. is dedicated to promoting collaboration between Portugal’s scientific, technological, and business sectors.

Its mission includes increasing national participation in international programs, funding Innovation & Development (I&D), enhancing innovation, and consolidating the National Innovation System (NIS).

Additionally, ANI publicizes both national and international innovation success stories from Portugal, contributing to the advancement of knowledge and technological growth.


the Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Similar Establishments of Portugal is a national organization dedicated to representing, supporting and promoting the growth of the hospitality and tourism industry.

With a strong presence across Portugal, AHRESP plays a key role in advocating for favorable business conditions, providing crucial industry insights, and offering a range of services to its members. In addition, the association’s commitment to fostering growth and innovation helps ensure a dynamic and prosperous future for Portugal’s hospitality sector.