The initiative Aveiro Tech City has one of its main goals to assume the city of Aveiro as a living laboratory, promoting the use of the Aveiro Tech City Living Lab - only laboratory in Portugal with an operational 5G network in the urban center of a City - to support and promote innovative projects in the fields of Smart Cities, Internet of Things, Mobility, Environment, Sustainability, Energy, Waste, Tourism, Industry 4.0, Health and Defense.
It is also intended to attract to Aveiro the most innovative and disruptive projects, developed by companies, R&D centers or higher education institutions, which will allow us to have a vision of what future cities will be like.
In this context, the program “Aveiro Tech City Challenges” aims to give the opportunity to companies and R&D centers to develop and test innovative solutions and products, in a real environment, in the area of Smart Cities and the Internet of Things.
The prizes amount to 20,000.00 euros per winner, in addition to monetary support for participation. The 1st Edition will elect a total of 6 finalists.
The programme is addressed to three types of beneficiaries:
Categories and Challenges
Aveiro Tech City Challenges fall under the following two categories:
a) Urban Challenges – are presented three challenges, with different themes and objectives:
b) Aveiro Tech City Living Lab - it is intended to select 3 projects that take advantage of the existing infrastructure in Aveiro (see Resources - Aveiro Tech City Living Lab) and that intend to develop projects in the area of Smart Cities and Internet of Things.
Schedule and Stages
Aveiro Tech City Challenges will be implemented with the following timeline:
Over the past years Aveiro Municipality has promoted two editions of Aveiro 5G Challenges. Get to know the winners of 2020 edition here and 2021 here. Also during that period, two editions of Aveiro Urban Challenges were promoted.
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