The INESPO III (Innovation Network Spain-Portugal) project is constituted as a University-Enterprise Knowledge Transfer Network between different entities in the Central Portugal and Castilla y León regions.

This project is co-financed with ERDF funds, within the first call of the INTERREG Cooperation Program V-A SPAIN-PORTUGAL 2014-2020, specifically in the Priority Axis 1 on Intelligent Growth through cross-border cooperation for the promotion of Innovation. It is led by the University of Beira Interior and it includes 8 other entities: in total 2 business associations and 9 universities, among which is the University of Salamanca represented by its General Foundation.


  • Maintain the Regions of Portugal and Castilla y León as driving forces for innovation, business creation and technological valorization.
  • To promote the competitiveness of companies in the Central Regions of Portugal and Castilla y León.
  • Contribute to the development and economic growth of these regions.
  • Provide potential entrepreneurs and researchers with technical skills, practices and management and marketing tools.
  • Foster the transfer of knowledge from the university to the company and to society in general.
  • Promote good practices of technology transfer and knowledge valorization between the university and the business context.
  • Strengthen the network among the partners, promoting the development of joint projects.

The INESPO III Project contributes to the promotion of the technological potential of companies, counting on the support and cooperation of the Universities, so that they can be more competitive in a society based on information and knowledge.
The strong stimulus to cross-border cooperation, not only with the entrepreneurs, but with the Entities of the Scientific and Technological System (SCT) of the Central Regions of Portugal and Castilla-León is a relevant aspect.
The innovative character of the project is evident in its activities. In addition to the transfer of knowledge and technology from universities to the company, the promotion of greater interaction and technological cooperation, will make business cooperation a point to highlight and have a greater added value.