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Startup Leiria becomes Certified EU|BIC

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Startup Leiria (Portugal) is now the latest quality certified EU|BIC!

Having successfully undergone the accreditation process, Startup Leiria proved to meet high standards in business support services, ensuring Leiria region’s innovative entrepreneurs with the right capacity and ecosystem for them to thrive. Their EU|BIC Certification and trademark will be valid for 5 years, having started in January 2022.

Startup Leiria fosters sustainable economic development of the region through support to young innovative entrepreneurs, tech entrepreneurs, research students, big companies, and their spin-offs. The new EU|BIC implements social impact programmes, developing a comprehensive set of services to help impact-driven entrepreneurs start new businesses.

It manages currently two incubators located in different parts of the city. One incubator provides services in the field of digitalization, circular economy, or tourism. The second incubator is entirely dedicated to hosting social innovation initiatives. Furthermore, Startup Leiria will open a third incubator of 1841m2 in 2022.


What is an EU|BIC? Certified EU|BICs use business and innovation as a force for regional (economic, social, and sustainable) development with the best possible actions to create thriving startups and SMEs. EU|BICs meet the highest verified standards in business support services and take real steps to ensure that their services are best advantageous to their clients and support greater wellbeing in their regions. There are now more than 110 quality-certified EU|BICs and 30+ Associate Members in over 35 countries shaping the global EU|BIC community.

About EU|BIC Certification: EU|BIC Certification and brandmark is provided by EBN, being a highly selective status recognised by the European Commission. It is the only certification that stimulates business support organisations to continuously improve the quality of their service delivery to client companies. The Certification process uses credible, comprehensive, transparent and independent standards of business support and organisational impact performance.

Contact us Are you interested in becoming an EU|BIC? Do you want to know more about EU|BIC accreditation? Please contact Florian Sora via email at florian.sora@ebn.eu

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