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Azores Craft Lab

It’s a project created by the Vice Presidency of the Government, Employment and Business Competitiveness, through the Regional Center for Handicrafts.

It is the first incubator in the Azores to support projects and business ideas in the area of handicrafts, especially in the areas of weaving, wool, pottery, ceramics, among others. It is located in the center of the city of Ponta Delgada in a rehabilitated historical building, with work spaces to welcome the entrepreneurs.

We offer fully equipped spaces, tailor-made training and consulting, access to financing solutions and support for the marketing of products and services. It is a space and a community designed to develop your creativity and grow your business through a complete set of services and unique conditions.

The AZORES CRAFTLAB incubator is a place created to welcome companies/projects, identifying opportunities and turning them into lucrative businesses, offering a structure configured to stimulate, facilitate and favor their development.

 

INCUBATION AND MENTORING
It offers a set of incubator services, training, support in accessing funding sources, through partnerships and also mentoring services provided by experts to help those starting out, all within an adequate range of infrastructures.

COWORK
AZORES CRAFTLAB offers a large cowork room where entrepreneurs can share their experiences in a dynamic and common work space.

SMALL OFFICES
Designed to welcome entrepreneurs, we have created small offices that guarantee more individualized and private work to create your project.

VIRTUAL INCUBATION
We virtually incubate companies and entrepreneurs, who can benefit from coaching actions, specialized business consulting, participation in events and complementary activities.

INFRASTUCTURES
Adapted to welcome the entrepreneurs for trainings, meetings and events, we have a meeting room, a training room, a cowork room, a canopy, a lounge and a promotional space. They are ideal spaces that we think about in your business and in the community.

INCUBATED PROJECTS

Marina Mendonça Handmade
She took the Ceramics course at AR.CO - Center for Art and Visual Communication, in Lisbon. She was professor of Ceramics and monitor of Plastic Arts in primary schools, in the Misericórdia de Almada and at Centro Cultural Roque Gameiro,(...)
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Zsombor Keresztes | S87WOOD
Design and hand carving of utensils from local invasive species or driftwood Born in Transylvania, living in the Azores since 2013. Graphic designer by training, but since childhood has had an interest in working with wood. Growing up in a(...)
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Romeu Bettencourt | Romeu Bettencourt Jewellery – Design
Design and production of custom jewelry Born on the island of São Miguel, he traveled still very young to Porto, where he began his training at Soares dos Reis Artistic Secondary School. In 2006, he traveled to Scotland to study(...)
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Marília Hipólito Atelier | Ceramic Painting
The work of the artisan Marília Hipólito mirrors the connection between her academic training - architecture - and the Azorean tradition of ceramic and tile painting. Marília Hipólito intends to create and commercialize a line of atisanal products of excellence(...)
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AZORLINHO | Culture and Transformation of Flax
Azorlinho is a Social Entrepreneurship project that aims to recover the culture and transformation of the flax in the Azores and the commercialization of fibers and linen products 100% handmade. This project aims to contribute to the participatory construction of(...)
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Flora Azorica Saboaria Artesanal – Susana Benevides
Flora Azorica – Artisanal Soap was born from the desire to combine cosmetics with the best that the Azores has to offer. Susana Benevides, creator and promoter of Flora Azorica, started making soap and other cosmetic products about 8 years(...)
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ORGANICA | SS19 – Macrame and Capacharia
The project revalues two artisanal techniques, macrame and capacharia (mats), in the creation of a collection of fashion design pieces. Based on a metamorphic experience, the union of these two arts, with crochet notes, gives body to bags. In its(...)
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Sofia Afonso | Lapinha Handicrafts and Fish Scales
The raw materials used by the artisan Sofia Afonso in her artisanal work are mostly collected by her on the beaches, slopes and fields of the island of São Miguel. Shells, mosses, fragments of rock, fish scales, among other elements(...)
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