TUI Futureshapers Portugal provides social entrepreneurs with training opportunities, mentors and experts to help them grow sustainable tourism businesses and ideas with impact. It also links them with a network of social and environmental entrepreneurs that will help them reach their business potential. As such, the project aims to promote initiatives which create positive impact in Portugal’s tourism industry.
TUI Futureshapers Portugal
IRIS (Regional Incubator for Social Innovation) was created as a partnership for impact in 2017, in the Tâmega e Sousa region.
It is an incubator that supports the creation and development of social innovation projects, which are new ideas to solve serious social and environmental problems.
IRIS is promoted by the European Investment Bank Institute and PortusPark, with co-financing from Portugal Inovação Social. In 2020, to continue the work developed, the non-profit association IRISOCIAL Incubadora de Inovação Social was created.
Currently, IRIS operates along two axes: incubation and education. In incubation, it supports impact projects and empowers them to have the necessary tools to achieve better results and social and environmental impact.