Galp and Câmara de Matosinhos lauch joint innovation program at QSP Summit
Colmeia, a collaborative innovation program developed by Galp and the Municipality of Matosinhos, was officially launched at the QSP SUMMIT.
Colmeia is a program that aims to boost entrepreneurship and energy transition in Matosinhos, bringing together talent, start-ups and the entire community around sustainable solutions.
For applications, there are two initiatives:
- IN.COMUNIDADE, which encourages entrepreneurship in the local community, allowing residents of Matosinhos to actively participate in the process of innovation and energy transition;
- and IN.STARTUP, which challenges national and international start-ups to approach solutions that can be implemented in Matosinhos, adding value to its community.
At the launch event, Ana Casaca, Head of Innovation at Galp, highlighted that initiatives that promote social innovation in collaborative models are fundamental for the progress and growth of society as a whole: “Through the Colmeia program, we want to train the people of Matosinhenses to can make their own path to the energy transition with solutions that fit their real needs, challenges and aspirations. We believe that only in this way, with a community-centric approach, can we create a more prosperous and sustainable future for all.” For Marta Pontes, councilor of CM Matosinhos: “This is a project that starts in Matosinhos, but which aims to be a local, national and international reference. We are looking forward to seeing how our citizens and startups will respond to this challenge.”
The Colmeia program has the support of Galp Upcoming Energies, with the Yunus Social Innovation Center of Católica Lisbon and the Galp Foundation as partners.