This third edition is even more ambitious than the previous ones. The goal still continues to be the contribution of startups and their innovative ideas to a better, smarter and more efficient city. But this year you can count with new verticals and a “SOL Lab”. The program keeps its power to link partners, corporates and startups to face the challenges of smart cities, it’s only perfected.
According to Duarte Cordeiro, Vice President of Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, “the Smart Open Lisboa is a project that fits the innovation strategy that the City Hall has designed for Lisbon, adding the fact that we can transform the city into a true Open Innovation Lab. We learned a lot from the first two editions and that’s why we’ve made some changes. For instance we created several smaller verticals dedicated to specific areas instead of having the whole program focused on different areas”.
So the program starts focused on Mobility and during Summer is having a vertical focused on Housing. Also “SOL Lab” makes its debut, the goal of this lab is to help these new ideas to be introduced in the city.
The program is promoted by Câmara Municipal de Lisboa, with collaboration of Sharing Cities, with Axians, Cisco, Daimler, NOS, Santa Casa da Misericórdia and TOMI as associated partners. Carris, Metropolitano de Lisboa, EMEL, Brisa and Ferrovial will help with the startups’ pilots. Infraestruturas de Portugal and CP will have data available.
Applications are open until June 12.