TECMAIA, currently managed by Espaço Municipal, EM SA, was created in 1999 with the aim of developing a science and technology park that would create a new centrality in the Greater Metropolitan Area of Porto/Maia. Since then, it has been stimulating the region’s increased competitiveness, promoting a culture of innovation by companies and institutions that generate know-how, accelerating the transfer and marketing not only of technology, but also innovation itself, and enhancing the country's economic and technological leadership. The attraction of national and foreign technologies and capital is the main focus, with a view to increasing the wealth of the community. TECMAIA thus promotes the culture of innovation and the competitiveness of companies and institutions that generate know-how.
Hosting space for technology-based companies, both in industry and services, with a strong component of innovation and development.
Establishment of educational and applied research institutions, as well as the encouragement of specialised training activities, and the showcasing of new techniques and technologies in various areas of competence.
LEISURE AND WELL-BEING FUNCTION
Space of convergence of residents and visitors to move towards the information society and new technologies, through the creation of appropriate environments and adequate infrastructure for sports, leisure and well-being.