Do you know challenges in Porto that can be solved through innovation and technology? Are you a startup willing to make Porto a better city to live in? Desafios Porto may be for you.
Desafios Porto is a competition created by Câmara Municipal do Porto in partnership with NOS, EDP, CEIIA and EY, that aims, at first, to identify the biggest challenges faced by the city of Porto and, at a second phase, to find the tech solutions that give the most innovative and scalable answers.
From today to August 1st, each citizen will be able to present challenges related to the city of Porto in four different areas: Health and Wellness; Energy; Digital City and Mobility and Environment. The challenges are then selected by a panel of judges, and from September 1st to October 15th all startups/ companies with innovative solutions that solve those specific challenges are invited to present them.
Why should you submit a challenge? Besides helping your own city you will also get a prize! And why should you present a solution? You will show your skills while working on real problems and have access to €250.000 in funding and specialized technical support.
This symbiosis between challenges and solutions will result in a strong impetus to the development of the city’s entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Like other cities around the world, Porto is using a Smart Procurement strategy to improve the city: bringing citizens (users) and startups/companies (suppliers) together to find creative solutions.