InvestBraga, the Agency for the Economic Dynamization of Braga, was created in March 2014, to act as the economic wing of the Municipality, with the mission of promoting the economic development of Braga.
Counting on the credibility of the municipality, as a business partner, InvestBraga works on the attraction of investment and entrepreneurs, making the innovation factor a major competitive advantage.
InvestBraga's activity covers four areas:
1.Economic Dynamization and Investment Attraction Area, which is the department dedicated to the development of actions to attract national and international investment to the region. It is also responsible for monitoring Braga's Strategic Plan for Economic Development, developing programs for creating, attracting, and retaining talent for companies and for boosting Braga's business ecosystem. This department of InvestBraga aims to bring together and promote relations between companies, research centres, educational and knowledge entities and other players responsible for economic, social, and territorial development.
2. The development of pre-acceleration, acceleration, and incubation programs for startups with global ambition, through Startup Braga, which is an innovation hub designed to support entrepreneurial projects of great potential. Startup Braga works with dedicated and determined teams, who want to reach international markets.
3. The promotion and organization of fairs, congresses, seminars, and events, in Altice Forum Braga, aligned with the strategic positioning of the city in the national and international context.
4. The most recent business unit, Braga Youth Center, whose mission is to ensure accommodation and work conditions, capable of promoting Non-Formal Education, Human Rights and promoting projects of Creativity, Entrepreneurship, Citizenship and Youth Associations. It will seek to assert itself as a reference equipment for carrying out work with young people, with high quality standards, capable of implementing youth policies from a local and international perspective.
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