The 1st place in the start-ups category is awarded € 50,000 and the possibility of completing a pilot (proof of concept) with the Altice Group, with a minimum duration of 9 months.
The initiative also, for the 4th consecutive year, counts on partnership with the National Innovation Agency (ANI (NIA)), which will attribute the Born from Knowledge distinction to the finalist project that results from research and development (R&D) activities thus, promoting national scientific and technological knowledge.
On November 18th, the winners of the 4th edition of the Altice International Innovation Award will be announced. In a digital format ceremony and broadcast on SAPO.PT and on the social networks of Altice Portugal and Altice Labs, the winners will be chosen by a Grand Jury made up of national figures: Alexandre Fonseca, Executive President of Altice Portugal; Alcino Lavrador, General Director of Altice Labs; André Veríssimo, Director of Jornal de Negócios; António Bob dos Santos, Administrator of ANI; Daniel Traça, Professor and Dean of Nova SBE; Elvira Fortunato, Vice-Rector of Universidade Nova de Lisboa; Pedro Dominguinhos, President of the Coordinating Council of the Higher Polytechnic Institutes; Pedro Duarte, President of the Strategic Council for the Digital Economy of CIP; Pedro Matias, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ISQ and Sara do Ó, Founder and CEO of Grupo Your.
The six finalist projects were chosen from more than 100 applications - 116 – which was a record number for AIIA. This initiative reinforces innovation as a strategic priority for Altice Portugal not only for the development of an ecosystem of fundamental partnerships, but also for the country itself, whose economy and competitive capacity depend directly on investment in technological innovation.