PT launches Innovation Award to promote and support Portuguese talent

15/09/2016     PT / award / innovation / Techdays Aveiro

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Portugal Telecom (PT) in the context of Techdays Aveiro, the largest national technology forum, launches today the PT Innovation Award, in order to contribute to the identification and promotion of technological portuguese talent, either individually or in startups. With this award, we intend tostrengthen Portugal’s position in innovation development, creating conditions to promote national merit both inside and outside of Portugal.

The PT Innovation Award, the details of which can be known in www.alticelabs.com/site/premioinovacao, is intended to reward the finalists of TICE areas (Masters or PhD) and Portuguese startups in incubation phase, who present innovative projects in technological areas: 5G and Future Networks; Networks and Optical Technologies; Cloud, SDN, NFV; IoT, SmartLiving and Smart Objects; Big Data & Analytics; Platform services; Interactive TV; and Security & Privacy.

The PT Innovation Award candidate projects will pass through the sieve of a recognized technological jury and representative of different categories: PT / Altice Labs, Media, Startups, Academics and Government Agencies.The awards will be given in two different categories: Startups will be awarded with 15.000€ and Masters or PhDs finalists with 5.000€, in addition to integrating the promotional PT ecosystem, as well as the possibility of having follow-up mentoring and coaching for the development of their projects. The winners of both categories will be announced in May 2017.

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