Associação de Turismo do Porto at the invitation of IRIS (Regional Incubator of Social Innovation) joined the team of mentors of the acceleration program Grow Innovation.
This program aims to train teams of entrepreneurship and social innovation projects that seek to solve / minimize serious and neglected social and / or environmental problems through innovative solutions. The project that ATP will follow is Stay to Talk, a platform that brings together and identifies not only activities and local knowledge, but also local actors willing to collaborate in the design and dynamization of Cultural Immersion Tourist Corridors.
It aims to improve the living conditions of the region's population and to provide intercultural dialogue through Sustainable Tourism (language, creative and community-based tourism). In addition to the ATP make up the group of mentoring organizations such as Montepio, Transformers, EDP, Rota do Românico, IES-SBS, Vale Consultores, Hovione, Manuel António da Mota Foundation and Porto Metropolitan Area. It should be noted that 12 projects were selected from several locations (42% from Tâmega and Sousa, 33% from Porto and 25% from other locations, such as Aveiro, Covilhã and Leiria). The ideas are related to several themes, including health (33%), environment (25%), circular economy (17%), culture (17%) and social inclusion (8%). This invitation is a recognition of the role that ATP has been playing in promoting the region's tourism and encouraging the emergence of new entrepreneurs.