The University of Trás-os-Montes and Alto Douro perceives the promotion of innovation based on technologies, skills and knowledge developed by their researchers and students as part of its mission.
The promotion of innovation is aimed at generating value, based on the transfer of technology to the market through partnerships with businesses, industrial property licensing and support to the creation of new technology-based companies.

The Research Project Support Office (GAP) is the entity within UTAD’s structure that supports innovation activities.