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The Ideas and Business Acceleration Program – LISPOLIS IGNITE! – aims to support startups to develop their business models, with exclusive access to training sessions and expert mentoring.

It will have 2 editions, the first of which will take place next March.
There will be 4 intensive days (March 11, 12, 18 and 19), where tools to boost business will be shared and topics such as Marketing and Finance for startups, Digital Transformation and Emerging Technologies and Financing Opportunities will be addressed, and will end with a final event.

The 1st edition will focus on the areas of energy and sustainability, with the aim of contributing to the acceleration of innovative and disruptive startups/projects/ideas that are a fundamental asset for these industries.



Lisboa E-Nova, in partnership with the Lisbon City Council, joined the third edition of the Students Reinventing Cities competition, launched by C40, a network of large cities around the world committed to combating climate change.

This year, 17 cities joined the contest. For each city, a winning project will be found.

In this edition, in addition to Lisbon, the cities of Addis Ababa, Amman, Barcelona, Buenos Aires, Copenhagen, Curitiba, Freetown, Guadalajara, Johannesburg, Lisbon, London, Los Angeles, Rome, Salvador, Tel Aviv-Yafo, Toronto and Wuhan participate. In Lisbon, the area selected to receive the students' proposals was Alfama.
Participate in the Students Reinventing Cities Webinar, on February 22, at 9:30 am

Registration here | Session in English


One year after the launch of the "MiniForests for MegaLearning" Guide, FCULresta began to activate the networks and map the mini-forests, in what we call the Mini-Forest Network, which is now in 15.



ZERO invites you to the premiere of two short films: "Ocean - the infinite blue that we must protect" and "Energy Communities: the Step towards Energy Democratization".

Session Details:

Date: February 21, 2024, at 5:30 p.m.
Cinema City in Campo Pequeno, Centro Comercial Campo Pequeno, Av. República, 1000-082, Lisbon.

Thank you for confirming your presence until February 15 in this form.

Registrations are limited to the capacity of the space.


REN Award - Applications until 30 April

The prize is awarded annually to the best master's theses in energy developed in Portuguese universities, and has a clear purpose: to contribute to the development of the energy sector in Portugal and to strengthen the interaction between REN and academia in Portugal.



FCULresta was selected and highlighted by the European Union as one of the projects with the greatest impact of the "EU DEAR: Development Education and Awareness Raising" program:

After selecting some "stories of change" among the many projects funded by the 2018 call according to impact criteria (outcomes), FCULresta entered the "Institutions work sustainably" category.


The RedeMov of the University of Lisbon (ULisboa), within the scope of the Conference Cycle "Conversas à Sexta", organizes the Conference "Equity Implications of Transport Fares: Insights from Lisbon and Rio de Janeiro" on February 23, at 5 pm, in the Auditorium of the TTC@ULisboa, with Kelli Silver, PhD student in Development Studies and Integrated Researcher at CEG of the Institute of Geography and Spatial Planning (IGOT) as speaker.

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Atividades na HortaFCUL, num Dia Aberto em 2015

Fifteen years of HortaFCUL

"It's been 15 years full of activities and events on sustainability, permaculture, composting, urban food production and gardening. And above all, it is 15 years of contacts, partnerships, friendships and cooperation between projects to help establish community-based initiatives in various urban and rural contexts, in particular in the Lisbon region, which were celebrated in the recently released report", writes António Vaz Pato, guardian of HortaFCUL and student of the master's degree in Conservation Biology, at Ciências ULisboa,  in the article "Act local, think global: HortaFCUL at the service of the Science ecosystem".

The report "Living the sustainable development: a university permaculture project as an ecosystem service provider - The HortaFCUL case study (2009-2023)" signed by António Vaz Pato, Florian Ulm, Miguel Sousa, Annika Haag, Tiago Dias, Diogo Ribeiro, Gil Penha-Lopes, Renata Reynaud, Beatriz Vicente, Ivo Rosa and David Avelar presents the regenerative and transformative impact of HortaFCUL and aims to scientifically summarize the added value of a community garden in Portugal.


Revegetação com especies autoctones

"The ongoing project in Lousal shows that it is possible to reconcile mining activity with the return of the territory to nature with the least possible impact – and, therefore, build a better future, which makes environmental sustainability an intrinsic value of economic activities", writes Jorge Buescu in the chronicle "Life is reborn in a pioneering scientific project in an old Alentejo mine",  published in Ingenium magazine no. 183, for the first quarter of 2024.

The chronicle also includes an interview with Jorge Relvas, president of the Centro Ciência Vida do Lousal (CCV) and Álvaro Pinto, executive director of CCV Lousal, and a highlight for the video "Campos floridos do Projeto Piloto do Lousal", available on page




FCUL's CiclOficina helps bike users repair their bikes for free and create a culture of using bicycles as urban transport. CiclOficina is for everyone and aims to involve bicycle users in their repair, thus allowing progressive learning.

Every Wednesday from 18:00 to 20:00 in Building C3, floor 1, Science ULisboa.

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Sea and sky

Other events in the field of Sustainability

SOCLIMPACT ( is a research and innovation project from Horizon 2020 that aims to model and assess the impacts of climate change and the ways of adapting to climate changes, for case studies covering 11 islands and European archipelagos. Ciências ULisboa, through FC.ID, was the Insular Focal Point for the Autonomous Region of the Azores and coordinated the work package for creating the Adaptation to Climate Change paths.​