eGames Lab

eGamesLab and Enjinstarter close partnership for fundraising on Web3

The eGames Lab Consortium based in Portugal and Singapore’s Enjinstarter launchpad have recently closed a partnership in order to leverage investment and fundraising within the Web3 videogames and blockchain markets, boosting the videogame and creative industries sector in Portugal and allowing access to MEA investors to this exciting market.

The partnership aims the creation of an initial 20 Million Euro investment fund that will invest in the companies within the consortium on a first phase and afterwards open to all the creative industries community in the country. Operation is set to start late March 2023.

The parties also agreed on boosting and promoting each other activities and value proposition on specific high-level events in Europe, Dubai and Singapore.

Miguel Campos, CEO of Consortium leader company WOWSystems, stated that “we are really excited in working with such an experienced and renowned partner and boosting the eGames Lab project internationally. Enjinstarter has proven to be the right partner for us on those selected markets and the videogames – being the largest entertainment market in the world – does represent an unique opportunity for investors from MEA”.

Mr. Prakash Somosundram, CEO of Enjinstarter said that “this partnership reinforces our position within the European market which follows a successful launch of Enjinstarter in Dubai. The highly praised evaluation by the international panel regarding the eGames Lab proposition on such a competitive call sheds how innovative this project is and how many exciting ideas will come up and be launched until late 2025. We’re really exciting in supporting these radical R&D ideas and new titles coming up while bringing closer Portugal, Dubai and Singapore and taking Web3 to the next level.”.

About the eGames Lab

The eGames Lab is a portuguese consortium that brings together more than 22 partners, with high-level R&D activities lead by the Interative Technologies Institute (ITI/LARSyS) in close work with 14 game studios and SMEs.

About Enjinstarter

Enjinstarter helps brands and businesses develop and move into the Web3. It’s next generation launchpad has successfully funded more than 50+ ID0 and supports partners with fundraising, roadshows an strategy

Gaming Startup Retreat

Startup Madeira – member of the eGames Lab project – is now launching the 1st edition of the Gaming Startup Retreat – a 6 weeks acceleration program for startups from the gaming and creative industries areas, from 13rd March to 21st April 2023! um programa de aceleração de 6 semanas para startups nas áreas de gaming e indústrias criativas – que decorrerá entre os dias 13 de março e 21 de abril de 2023!

What your startup can get?


6-week training, mentoring & support by Startup Madeira & NOVA SBE

Pick-Up at Funchal Airport

Fully Equipped Working Office Space

Support from a dedicated Local Host

Networking with Portuguese best industry players

👀Registration is now open until 22nd January on

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eGames Lab @ CMU Portugal “New Frontiers in Tech”

The CMU Portugal Program Summit 2022 is an yearly event that serves as a platform to present to the CMU Portugal External Review Committee the work and the outcomes that have been made by the Program in the last year, giving them a broad perspective of the research and education initiatives being developed under the scope of the Program. Throughout the two days, the ERC had the opportunity to evaluate the Program’s activities and assess its overall performance at internal meetings. 

ERC Chair Sir John O’Reilly, Giulio Sandini, Senior Researcher and Founding Director of the Italian Institute of Technology, and Fernando Pereira, VP and Engineering Fellow at Google, attended the Conference onsight, leading the discussion in several panels as moderators. Joining remotely were Yvonne Rogers, Professor and Director at the Centre of Excellence in Human-Computer Interaction of the University College London, and Ali Sayed, Dean of Engineering EPFL School of Engineering.

During CMU Portugal’s third phase, several Portuguese ICT companies have been associated with the  Program, with 16 CMU Portugal Industrial Affiliates, 17 Companies involved in large-scale projects, and several more in the Ph.D. thesis. In addition to the companies already involved with the Program, others were present at CMU Portugal Summit 2022, such as Fundação Santander Portugal, Startup Lisboa, Neuraspace, and WoW Systems, expressed being open to future collaboration opportunities that may arise in the future. 

The event held a presentation and roundtable regarding the approved projects of the “Mobilizing Agendas”. Paulo Dimas, VP of Product Innovation at Unbabel, spoke about the initiative “Responsible AI,” which aims to lead the charge on developing the next generation of AI products created ethically and used to change society for the better. Paulo’s intervention was followed by Miguel Campos, CEO at WOWSystems that leads the “The eGames Lab ” consortium that aims to boost Portugal’s eGames development sector and creatives Industries.  Carlos Cerqueira, Business Development Manager at Neuraspace, completed the panel on the work developed by the company, which is exploring AI smarter space traffic management to fight space debris.

eGames Lab approved

The eGames Lab consortium proposal has ranked #2 on the main industry call for funding by the Portuguese European Recovery and Resilience Plan.

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