Inauguration of the Technology-Based Incubation Centre on the Estoril Campus

Turismo de Portugal inaugurated the Technology-Based Incubation Centre (CIBT) for the tourism sector at the Estoril Hotel and Tourism School Campus. The event was attended by the Minister for the Economy, Pedro Reis, the Secretary of State for Tourism, Pedro Machado, the President of Turismo de Portugal, Carlos Abade, and the Mayor of Cascais, Carlos Carreiras.

With this renovation project, the CIBT, which will be co-managed by NEST – Tourism Innovation Centre, has offices, coworking spaces, technology rooms, pop-up rooms, equipment and research laboratories, all to support the creation and training of new companies and new business models for the tourism sector.

It is aimed at the community of entrepreneurs and their start-ups, with a special focus on young graduates who work to develop the sector. By stimulating an entrepreneurial culture, CIBT’s primary objective is to retain talent, training them as future entrepreneurs and subsequently facilitating their integration into the market.