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CIE-ORT aims to promote entrepreneurial culture and innovation at Universidad ORT. To achieve this, it carries out actions intended to develop, strengthen, and coordinate an ecosystem that links university, business, society, and the financial sector, thus turning entrepreneurial initiatives into innovative ventures that add value to society.


ITHAKA is the Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation of the Universidad Católica del Uruguay, aimed at articulating initiatives that promote the creation of a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in its university community, both in academic programs and in developing entrepreneurship and research.

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Fundación da Vinci is a civil society organization committed to promoting the entrepreneurial culture by means of different initiatives throughout the year, such as workshops, programs, and meetings. In addition, the da Vinci Labs incubator supports Latin American entrepreneurs in the early stages to strengthen their businesses and teams.

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Fundación Julio Ricaldoni is a non-profit organization created by the Faculty of Engineering of the Universidad de la República. Within the framework of its Program for the Promotion of Entrepreneurship (ProFe), the Foundation develops different activities to support science/technology-based entrepreneurs.

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Incubadora Gepian is a multi-purpose incubator for entrepreneurs who are ready to build a product or service with differential value or innovation and launch a company.


Incubadora Ingenio is the business incubator of the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU), located within its Technology and Events Park. Founded in 2001, it is the first incubator in the country. It supports entrepreneurs with technology-based projects, so that at the end of the incubation process they become innovative, profitable, and scalable companies.


Incubator of technology-based companies whose mission is to promote and support the creation, setting up and development of new companies and spin-offs that provide scientific-technological products, services, or processes.


Tailor-made organization for Latin American startups, designed to accelerate the growth of entrepreneurial projects in early stages of implementation. This is a multi-purpose incubator; the incubated projects have no specific theme or support; and projects from all fields are accepted.


Incubation Program for Innovative Electronic Companies resulting from an agreement signed by the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the Technological Laboratory of Uruguay (LATU) and the National Telecommunications Administration (ANTEL). Its objective is to boost innovative electronic-based projects at their early stage of development, through an incubation program which may last up to 12 months.


Incubator of Cooperatives is a joint initiative of the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Mining (MIEM), the National Institute of Cooperatives and the Uruguayan Confederation of Cooperatives (INACOOP). It aims to encourage the creation of cooperatives in specific areas of activity, among which priority is given to those with a greater technology component and high intensity in the use of knowledge, in response to the weak participation of the cooperative system in entrepreneurship.


Rabbit is a hardware-focused technology business incubator that supports early-stage ventures.


Company builder created to support high potential technology startups and spin-offs in early stages. It has a group of investors consisting of experienced businesspeople and executives, who get involved in the ventures it supports.


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Meet the main institutions of the ecosystem

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Check about mentoring, start-up capital, and venture funds.


Check the steps to set up a company in Uruguay.

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