The aim of the initiative is to award projects from PhD finalist students and startups in the incubation phase, who present innovative projects in technological areas relevant to Altice International’s core business (such as AI/ML, Extended Reality, 5G, IoT, Smart Cities, Smart Living, Big Data, eHealth, Digital Content, Future Networks, Over the Top services, Security, Blockchain, Quantum Technologies, etc.). These descriptions are suggestions and guidelines, not restrictions.
AIIA also awards projects that promote digital inclusion and accessibility to communication, particularly in school, professional and social contexts, providing a set of services, solutions or technological initiatives for people with disabilities. This category is named “INCLUI” and is powered by Fundação Altice, a partner of AIIA.
As part of the partnership between Altice Labs and the National Innovation Agency (ANI), AIIA is also promoting the “Born from Knowledge” (BfK) Awards. BfK is an initiative of the exclusive responsibility of ANI, which aims to distinguish Portuguese “knowledge-born” projects, as well as Portuguese startups that stand out the most in R&D activities. More details are available here.
Finally, as part of the partnership between Altice Portugal and Startup Lisboa, AIIA is also awarding Startup Lisboa Incubation Services benefits. Startup Lisboa Incubation initiative is of the exclusive responsibility of Startup Lisboa and it aims to bring together a selective group of startups that are disrupting their industries and build the foundations of an ecosystem with a founder-driven mindset. More details are available here.