Protechting is an open innovation program designed to connect top startups in the areas of insurtech, fintech, and healthtech with successful companies such as Fosun, Fidelidade, Hospital da Luz Learning Health, and Hauck & Aufhäuser.

Stay tuned, Protechting 5.0 is being set up

Protechting 4.0

Protechting is an open innovation program designed to connect top startups in the areas of insurtech, fintech, and healthtech with successful companies such as Fosun, Fidelidade, Hospital da Luz Learning Health, and Hauck & Aufhäuser.

Stay tuned, Protechting 5.0 is being set up

innovation is
about people

After three previous successful editions of Protechting that helped startups scale to whole next levels, it is time to introduce some new features that will lead to real business value by promoting the collaboration between startups and established corporates.

Protechting has now two different tracks to boost startups growth, according to their maturity: a Piloting track and a new Pre-Acceleration track.

Also, the program is opening a new call for sustainable and socially impacting solutions that are contributing to a better world for all of us!


We have two tracks:

Do you want to connect your startup with an established corporate?

Piloting Program

If you are a startup with an innovative solution in insurtech, healthtech, and fintech, and want to take the chance to work together with established corporates towards a long term deal agreement, you should definitely take this track.

Do you have a concept and want to develop it?

Pre-Acceleration Program

If you are an early stage startup interested in validating your own MVP and develop it with the best experts, this track is for you. We will deep dive into the founders’ solution and technology, helping them define their roadmap for product market fit.


Come and help us to continue improving people’s lives. We are searching for projects with innovative approaches and solutions that will bring solutions to disrupt 4 different areas:


  • Connected Car
  • Connected Home
  • Connected Me (eHEALTH)
  • with impact

  • Aging
  • Climate Changes
  • Energy
  • Housing & Residential Environment


  • KYC – Know Your Customer
  • AML Solutions
  • Security & Authentication
  • Analytics & Client Behavior
  • Digital Mortgage Solutions
  • Seamless and Paper-Free Client Onboarding Tools
  • Wealth Management Solutions
  • with impact

  • Domestic Savings
  • Sustainable Investment
  • Financial Literacy


  • Mobile Health
  • Domestic health
  • Assisting Patients
  • Telemedicine
  • with impact

  • Health
  • Well Being
  • Safety







Fidelidade is the largest insurance group in Portugal, with over 200 years of existence and a wide presence in various countries around the globe.

Fidelidade consists of a group of companies in the insurance sector, health and a combination of services, that as a whole, protect the future of families, companies and country.

The highest mission of Fidelidade is to ensure that people’s lives never stop, being present when it is absolutely necessary, with innovative solutions for protection with a human side in the service it provides, thus contributing to a sustainable society and for the larger good of the people.

Fosun was founded in 1992. Fosun International Limited is a family-focused multinational company that has been listed on the main board of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (00656.HK) since 2007, with total assets over RMB638.8 billion (c.US$93.1 billion) as of 31 December 2018.

With its roots in China, and through technology and innovation, Fosun’s mission is to create customer-to-maker (C2M) ecosystems in health, happiness and wealth, providing high-quality products and services for families around the world. Fosun International ranks No.416 on the 2019 Forbes Global 2000 List.

We believe that the personal touch is key to building lasting relationships based on a spirit of trust with our clients. We attach great importance to establishing long-term partnerships with our clients and always focus our actions on the achievement of their personal goals.

Tradition has shaped Hauck & Aufhäuser. It has a very strong brand and offers a first-class range of services. Our values and principles define our actions. Our philosophy is to create sustainable networks that foster innovation and that combine efficiency, flexibility, and versatility.

Hospital da Luz Learning Health is dedicated to the advanced training of professionals, translational research and innovation, in the areas of healthcare provision and management.

Learning Health aims to promote the generation and dissemination of knowledge, technologies and more advanced practices in healthcare, both inside and outside Luz Saúde Group, contributing to improvements in patient safety and quality of care.

With the establishment of Learning Health, Luz Saúde Group strengthens its commitment to medical excellence, innovation and development of exceptional people.

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Beta-i is an organization created to boost entrepreneurship, and its mission is to foster a true innovation culture. We help new and established businesses grow, by offering 360º innovation services with 6 main areas: Acceleration, Events, Consulting, Open Innovation, Education and Investment.

Internationally recognized as one of the leading companies in this field, and for running Lisbon Challenge, one of Europe’s most active startup accelerators, since 2010 we have received +5000 applications to our several programs and accelerated over 850 startups, that have raised +65M.


If you have any question regarding Protechting, please contact us.