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10.000€
+
Working Space at Vodafone Power Lab during 6 months
Participation at Vodafone Power Lab Acceleration program
Trip to one of Ericsson's innovation centers in Europe
Honorable mentions
Public votes
Vodafone new generation networks
Ericsson Internet of Things
Support through Vodafone Power
Lab Accelaration Program
START. PITCH. LAUNCH.

BIG smart cities, super-charged by Vodafone Power Lab and Ericsson, is an international competition to create innovative startups based on technologies for smart cities that improve the citizens' experience. Start your idea, Pitch to investors and Launch your business in Vodafone Power Lab with mentoring, BIG prize money and a trip to one of Ericsson's innovation centers in Europe.

Big city challenges

14 Abril
21 Abril
26 Abril
28 Abril

Smart areas

Smart
LIVING
Smart
GOVERNMENT
Smart
Mobility
Smart
Tourism
Launch

2 April: BIG smart cities Launch Day
2 April - 4 May: Open call for applications
14 April - 28 April: Four events across the country to present insights from opportunity areas with worskhops and mentoring for the participants
The winners of the four events will automatically become BIG finalists 

  • Big City Challenge @ Porto

    14 Apr

  • Big City Challenge @ Coimbra

    21 Apr

  • Big City Challenge @ Évora

    26 Apr

  • Big City Challenge @Lisboa

    28 Apr

  • Application deadline

    05 May

Selection

The selection process will take place from to 16 May.
Six evaluation criteria will be present:
1. Team 
2. Quality of the idea 
3. Value & Use of the BIG idea to the city
4. Business model
5. Feasibility 
6. Vodafone New Generation Network 
[see more in the section HOW]

  • Jury evaluation

    06 May - 11 May

  • Interviews

    12 May - 13 May

  • Announcement of 20 selected

    16 May

Acceleration

7 weeks acceleration program with a group of mentors including:
1) Three sessions dedicated to workshops, experience sharing from other entrepreneurs and BIG alumni and office hours.
2) BIG Bootcamp, a two-day intensive program destined to finalize the development of pitches and demos for the BIG final.

  • Kick Off

    20 May

  • Big Workshops day#1

    04 Jun

  • BIG Workshops day #2

    18 Jun

  • BIG Bootcamp

    01 Jul - 02 Jul

Big Final | 5th July

5th July. An event open to public where the finalists present their pitches, which are followed by a Q&A session, BIG Expo and an award ceremony.
The winning team gets automatically included in the acceleration and incubation program supported by Vodafone Power Lab.

Big Smart Cities

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