Aveiro 5G Challenges

In partnership with Altice Labs, Aveiro intends to establishes itself as one of the first 5G Trial Cities in Portugal and Europe. Aveiro 5G Challenges will award new solutions and products using 5G technology. In Aveiro testbed, startups, scaleups and R&D centres will be able to develop and work innovative solutions, with technical support and mentoring sessions.

The three winners of each edition will be awarded with 25.000,00€ and the remaining finalists will have financial support of 2.000,00€. Application for the 1st edition of the programme opened on the 11th October 2019.

Targeting startups, scaleups and R&D institutions, the 1st edition of Aveiro 5G Challenges will award the best ideas and solutions in the area of 5G. In partnership with Beta-i, a benchmark company for acceleration and mentorship programmes, and sustained by a 5G ecosystem developed by our technological partners Altice Labs ad Ericsson, the City of Aveiro will host in 2020 ten finalists in the programme which contains development and test phase, access to workshops and a network of mentors and specialists from various areas, in addition to the opportunity to use Aveiro 5G network.

Challenges Calendar

  • 11th October 2019: Official presentation @ Techdays 2019.
  • 12th October 2019 to 31st January 2020: Applications submission period and technical clarification.
  • 01st February to 12th March 2020: Selection of applications.
  • 13th March 2020: Finalists announcement.
  • 17th April 2020: Kick-off event.
  • 21st April to 14th May 2020:Training and mentoring;
  • 17th April to 30th September 2020: Tests and development period.
  • 08th October 2020: Pitch Training.
  • 09th October 2020: Final Pitch.
  • 10th October 2020Demoday @ Techdays 2020 and winners’ announcement.