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Lisboa is an entrepreneurial city. A city that embraces new motivations, experiences and concepts. In this context, Lisboa Municipal Council has striven to implement different projects and events in the fields of entrepreneurship and creativity, as part of the Council’s firm commitment to promoting self-employment and innovation.

Key initiatives include creation of a new business incubator in Lisboa StartUp Lisboa – to stimulate a network of incubation spaces, the Fab Lab Lisboa - a laboratory of digital manufacturing, the "Youth Entrepreneurship" Programs and "Lisboa Empreende", and the support to international events on entrepreneurship.

In the 107th meeting of the EU Regions Committee, António Costa, Lisboa Mayor, received the award of European Entrepreneurial City for the strategy developed by Lisboa to promote entrepreneurship and execute fundamental european policies such as the Small Business Act and the Strategy Europe 2020 for growth and employment.

Lisboa received in June 2014 the European Entrepreneurial City 2015, an award for the best regional strategies to promote entreneurship and innovation in small and medium enterprises.

LISBOA EMPREENDE wins award from the European Union Business Promotion