Unicorn factory in Lisbon becomes reality, with Galp as one of its main partners
Through our Commercial COO, Teresa Abecasis, we were one of the seven signatories of Unicorn Factory, a platform to support startups and scaleups that aims to position Lisbon as a "global capital of innovation". For Carlos Moedas, president of Lisbon Municipality, the role of Galp and other strategic partners was "essential" since they "believed in the project from the very beginning" and are, therefore, part of the DNA of the initiative. Sensei, with whom Galp partnered to inaugurate the first smart store in a gas station in Europe, was the first scaleup to enter the Unicorn Factory.
The Unicorn Factory will come to boost the growth of companies, including supporting 20 scaleups per year, with an investment of eight million euros.
In order to succeed at its goal, it is joining forces with strategic partners like Galp, Google, Delta, PwC, Fidelidade, Cuatrecasas and BPI. Galp will be the main alliance in the energy field.