imgres-2A delegation of business leaders from Portugal is in Austin this week to study the city’s technology startup ecosystem.

The IC2 Institute of the University of Texas at Austin is hosting the group of 40 people, which includes Portuguese companies, incubators, venture capitalists and angel investors.

On Wednesday, the group visits Tech Ranch, the Austin Technology Incubator, the South by Southwest offices, Capital Factory and Techstars.

On Thursday, the group meets at the AT&T Education and Conference Center with local technology leaders and city officials in a daylong Texas-Portugal Venture Growth Workshop.

The program provides information about opportunities for launching or co-locating firms in Portugal and in Central Texas, said Marco Bravo, project director focused on global technology innovation at IC2 Institute.

“Our main goal is to get them connect and let these interactions happen,” Bravo said.