Aveiro 5G Challenges

In partnership with Altice Labs, Telecomunications Institute and the University of Aveiro, the city of Aveiro offers a Living Lab that includes, among other features, an experimental 5G network, assuming itself as one of the few 5G trial Cities in 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€ each and the remaining finalists will have financial support of 2.000,00€. 

Aveiro 5G Challenges is back for the second Edition.
Apply until March 28, 2021.

Targeting startups, scaleups and R&D institutions, the 2nd 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 2021 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.



The second edition of Aveiro 5G will be implemented with the following timeline:

  • 21st January to 28th March 2021: Application submission period and technical clarification. 
  • 29th March to 13th April 2021: Selection of applications period.  
  • 14th April 2021: Finalists announcement.
  • 28th April 2021: Kick-off event.
  • 28th April to 30th September 2021:Development and trial stage.
  • 17th to 26th May 2021: Training and Mentoring.
  • 9th August 2021: Progress report delivery.
  • 14th October 2021: Pitch Training.
  • 15th October 2021: Final Pitch and 3 winners’ announcement.
  • 11th to 17th October 2021: Demodays @ Aveiro Tech Week 2021. 





Winners of the 2nd Edition

Allbesmart, Cycle AI and Infinite Foundry are the three winners of the 2nd edition of Aveiro 5G Challenges. Announced after the Final Pitch, during Aveiro Tech Week, the three Portuguese startups took home a prize of 25.000,00€ each. - (…)



Get to know the finalists of the 2nd edition of Aveiro Urban and 5G Challenges

After thorough assessment of the projects submitted by 59 candidates from 26 different countries, the finalists of the "Aveiro Urban Challenges" and "Aveiro 5G Challenges" programmes are announced. Both activities aim to select and (…)



Applications for the 2nd Edition of Aveiro 5G Challenges are open

Applications for the second edition of Aveiro 5G Challenges are officialy open. Registrations can be submited until March 14th 2021 on initiative’s webpage. The second edition of Aveiro 5G Challenges will reward new solutions and products (…)


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