The innovation contest "Techdays - Building our Future" extended to September 17 the deadline for applications. Within  the initiative "Aveiro Tech City", this contest aims to find and support innovative and disruptive ideas that help shape the cities of the future. To reward the five best proposals the total value of the prizes amounts to 35 thousand Euros.

The best project receives a prize of 12 thousand euros to support the development of the idea, while the runner-up gets a support of 8 thousand euros. From third to fifth place the value of the prize is 5 thousand euros each.


Companies, R&D institutions and higher education institutions may apply. The best ideas can be tested in the "Aveiro Tech City Living Lab", the only lab in Portugal with an operational 5G network, in the urban centre of Aveiro. The use of this open-air laboratory will serve as proof of concept and will allow the promotion of projects in the field of Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Mobility, Environment, Sustainability, Energy, Waste or Tourism.


The jury of the competition has representatives from the University of Aveiro, Cluster TICE.PT, Cluster Sustainable Habitat, Altice Labs, Institute of Telecommunications and Inovaria.


The announcement of the winners will be on September 24 and the projects will be presented and exhibited to the public, in Aveiro, during Aveiro Tech Week, which this year takes place between 11 and 17 October 2021.