How working in Industry taught me the value of Academia

How working in Industry taught me the value of Academia

To deliver the solutions we deliver with the levels of user experience we strive for, we do a lot of technology transfer. Most of it would not be as effective without this constant support of academic work laser-targeted at the market's needs.

Should startups worry about Intellectual Property?

We hear a lot about Intellectual Property but what is it, exactly? Why should we care? In which way is it important for startups? When should you start thinking about it? Throughout this article, I will try to give you some answers to these questions, since we also had to deal with them. 

Adapttech: Why we chose Founders Founders

Adapttech: Why we chose Founders Founders

Our house is small when compared with other huge incubators out there, but just like Shihan Demura once said: “A great dojo doesn’t need to be a big building. It has to be full with the right people."

Adapttech: An Inclusive Startup

Adapttech: An Inclusive Startup

Adapttech being an inclusive company is something that happened naturally without us even noticing it, and I think that’s precisely the reason why it’s so much meaningful this way.

Adapttech: Our Dojo Kun explained

Adapttech: Our Dojo Kun explained

Since the first day we started working on our company I was completely convinced that we were going to require some guidance for creating our business culture. I wasn't quite sure on how to do this, but then we decided to create a set of rules for the company —and most importantly, for ourselves.

Adapttech: How we created our team

Adapttech: How we created our team

Putting your team together is one of those critical things you need to get done when you are starting your company. After all, what do you do when you need to get things done and you are not the best person for the job? You hire someone smart. Smarter than you. 

My Top 5 Things for a Good Entrepreneur

My Top 5 Things for a Good Entrepreneur

Over the last years Fred — my business partner at— and I have been trying to figure out what are the most important characteristics an entrepreneur can have. What I've seen from my limited experience is that most successful entrepreneurs have a set of common traits that I decided to gather in this article.

Adapttech: A new branding as powerful as our technology

In May, we presented our new branding. A much needed change to reflect the evolution that our company went through this past few years, since it was founded. It was developed by our Lead Designer Diogo Lopes that here unveils the whole concept behind the idea.

Adapttech: Our Dojo Kun

Adapttech: Our Dojo Kun

1. We don't f*ck around

If you are thinking about doing something, you are already late

The due date is always yesterday

If everything seems under control, you're not going fast enough

2. Don't be an *sshole

Rules are for the obedience of fools and the guidance of wise men

No one wins alone, and every triumph is collective

If you f*cked it, unf*ck it

3. Simplicity is the ultimate sophistication

Aim for the third best: the second best comes too late and the best never arrives

If it's stupid, but it works, then it's not stupid

If it's not broken, don't fix it

4. We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit


To develop biomedical technologies to help people with physical limitations improve their quality of life


To become a worldwide reference in innovation, design and quality in the biomedical devices industry

Our Values








Curious to know more about this topic? We have every part of this valuable Dojo Kun explained here.