Nova SBE Innovation Ecosystem

A Community of Innovators for the Future

The Nova SBE Innovation Ecosystem is an innovation meeting point to forge partnerships with a shared vision, blending generations, industries, cultures and perspectives to breed new business models, products and solutions. As a school of curious minds, here we can explore, fail, learn, improve and turn ideas into solutions, and solutions into results.

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A Community of Innovators in the Unique Nova SBE Ecosystem

  • Corporate Innovation Teams
  • Startups and Social Innovators
  • Nova SBE Students & Students Clubs
  • Nova SBE Faculty & Alumni
  • Nova SBE Knowledge Centers, Labs & Hubs

An open ground where innovation, entrepreneurship, education and research live and grow together to promote sustainable development.

We aim to develop groundbreaking collaboration that:

  • ideates novel processes, products and services;
  • accelerates and incubates start-ups;
  • generates insights, facts and data for academic research;
  • develops future-proofed soft skills for students through project-based learning.

It´s all about collaborative teaching, learning & networking, and, of course, it’s a great place to be.

The Innovation Circles

The Innovation Circles are active networks of corporate teams, start-ups and innovation hubs, engaged with the specialized expertise of Nova SBE ́s students, faculty and alumni, that aim to create an agenda of leading-edge collaboration and serendipity that fosters disruptive innovation.

Key activities of an Innovation Circle:

  • Acceleration Program: One acceleration program per year of disruptive start-ups in the respective vertical to be hosted by Nova SBE.
  • Networking and Development Program: Regular calendar of events on-campus to foster collaboration and opportunities to discover the frontier of knowledge. Events include talks by international experts, social events, presentations by circle members, policy debates, cross-innovation bootcamps.
  • Student-Project Program: Development of projects within the students ́ curriculum aimed at enhancing the skills of students and leveraging their insight to foster disruptive, future-focused Innovation.

Where can you find us?

An Ecosystem for Collaboration and Innovation in the Carcavelos Campus.



Promotes innovation in hospitality, tourism and service management.

Hosts a selected group of Resident Corporate Innovation Teams.

  • Nova SBE Co.Innovation Lab
    A space to learn and co-create new bussiness models and products.
  • Nova SBE Digital Experience Lab
    A space to learn about digital trans formation and discover the potential of recent technologies.
  • Nova SBE Social Sciences Data Lab
    A space and IT infrastructure to collect, manage and mine data provided by the partners.

Dedicated to the incubation and early acceleration of start-ups launched by University students.