Aveiro Urban Challenges

In Aveiro we care about urban contemporary issues affecting our community. Within this scope, in partnership with some of Aveiro STEAM City stakeholders - Galp Gás Natural Distribuição, EDP Distribuição, Veolia, Transdev e Águas da Região de Aveiro – we will support the development of solutions and ideas to address 5 urban challenges. This programme will focus in startups, scaleups and R&D institutions awarding the 5 finalists with 20.000,00€ each.

Aveiro Urban Challenges

Aiming startups, scaleups and R&D centres, the 1st edition for Aveiro Urban Challenges will award the best ideas and solutions to resolve urban issues in the area of environment, mobility and energy. In partnership with Beta-i, a benchmark company for acceleration and mentorship programmes, the City of Aveiro will host in 2020 five finalists in the programme which contains development and tests phase, accesses to workshops and a network of mentors and specialists from the various stakeholders of the programme. The challenges of this edition will be presented by Transdev, Galp Gás Natural Distribuição, Águas da Região de Aveiro, EDP e Veolia. Prizes go up to 20.000,00€ for each winner.

Challenges Calendar

  • 11th October 2019: Official presentation @ Techdays 2019;
  • 12th October 2019 to 31st January 2020: Applications submission period;
  • 1st February to 28th February 2020: Selection of applications to participate in Aveiro STEAM City Pitch;
  • 2nd March 2020: 25 participants of Aveiro STEAM City Pitch announcement;
  • 21st March 2020: Aveiro STEAM City Pitch and 5 finalists’ selection;
  • 23rd April 2020: Training session 1 - Welcome & Pilot Canvas;
  • 7th May 2020: Training session 2 - Talking to costumers and Pilots KPI´s;
  • 23rd April to 30th September 2020: Tests and development period | Mentoring sessions;
  • 8th October 2020: Training session 2 - Pitch Training;
  • 9th October 2020: Final Pitch, Demoday and Wrap up session.​​​​​​​