Aveiro Urban Challenges
5 Challenges in the areas of Enviroment, Mobility and Energy
Apr 23-Sep 30 '20 (5 months)
About Aveiro Urban Challenges
Targeting startups, scaleups and R&D institutions, the 1st edition of the Aveiro Urban Challenges will award the best ideas and solution towards urban problems in the areas of environment, energy and mobility. Organized 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.
The solutions to be submitted must meet the following challenges:
a) Augmented reality (AR) in maintenance of equipment and networks;
b) Bicycle powered by hydrogen fuel cells;
c) Vehicle allocation optimization based on ecological footprint and operating cost criteria;
d) Smart energy networks;
e) Bio-waste selective collection solutions.
The 5 finalists’ projects of Aveiro Urban Challenges benefit from the following support:
a) € 500.00 monetary support to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the participation in Aveiro Tech City Pitch and access to the global prize of € 20,000.00;
b) Participation in training workshops for project development;
c) Access to a network of mentors and experts specializing in certain business areas;
d) Access to real data provided by the stakeholders;
e) Free co-work space at the Business Incubator of the Municipality of Aveiro during the Development & Test phase.
Aveiro Urban Challenges will be implemented with the following timeline:
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.