PT Innovation Award receiving applications until April 28th


The Innovation Award PT will be receiving applications until April 28th, after which time a jury with the representation of different stakeholders will analyze the best proposals in the categories across the competition.

Launched in September 2016, the PT Innovation Award aims to contribute to the identification and promotion of Portuguese technological talent, both in terms of individuals and startups.

The members of PT's Executive Committee are members of this jury, as well as personalities referenced in the media, startups, academia and Portuguese industry:

Portugal Telecom
Paulo Neves (CEO); Alexandre Fonseca (CTO); Alcino Lavrador (Director General Altice Labs

Lourenço Medeiros (Editor New Technologies SIC); Pedro Oliveira (Exame Informática Director); Fátima Caçador (Founder and Journalist Casa dos Bits)

Celso Carvalho (CEO Portugal Ventures); Miguel Fontes (Startup Lisboa)

Manuel Assunção (Rector Aveiro University); Paulo Ferrão (President, Foundation for Science and Technology)

Other Organizations
Vasco Lagarto (President tice.pt); Licínio Pina (President CCA); José Carlos Caldeira (ANI President)

Two prizes will be awarded, in two distinct categories:
  • Startups, 15,000 Euros,
  • Finalists of Master's degrees or Doctorates, 5000 Euros plus integration into the promotional ecosystem of PT, as well as the possibility of mentoring and coaching in the development of the project.

The winners of both categories will be announced on a date to be announced shortly.

In order to reinforce Portugal's positioning in the development of innovation, creating conditions to enhance national merit and disseminate it at home and abroad, the PT Innovation Award aims to reward finalists from the TICE (Master's or PhD) and Portuguese startups in their incubation phase, presenting innovative projects in the technological areas:

  • 5G and Future Networks; Optical Networks and Technologies; Cloud, SDN, NFV; IoT, Smart Living and Smart Objects; Big Data & Analytics; Service platforms; Interactive TV; And Security & Privacy.

The innovation and leadership ecosystem behind the PT Innovation Award

PT is part of the Altice Group and has 3 main axes: innovation, investment and quality of service, aiming to build future proof state of the art infrastructure.

PT provides the largest and most modern fiber optic network in Portugal that, by 2020, will reach 3 million homes and businesses. It also has the highest quality 4G mobile network in the country, covering 93% of the population, positioning itself as a successful multi-play operator, leading convergent and best-in-class offerings worldwide. PT invests the most in innovation in our country.

The infrastructure network, coupled with its innovative capacity in Altice Labs, positions PT as the best prepared player in Portugal regarding the development of cutting-edge technology, and with the most innovative ecosystem of solutions, services and products. This network, coupled with the international experience of the Altice Group, enables a broad research capacity, anticipates technological risks, as well as identifying and integrating talent.