Innovation is part of the Altice DNA

Altice International Innovation Award (AIIA) intends to promote and recognize the entrepreneurship and technological talent as well as to promote Altice as a brand that contributes to the development and competitiveness of the markets were it works.
In 2019, Altice will launch the third edition of this award in Portugal and France, in order to: a) Establish Altice as a leader company in the innovation area; b) Promote awareness to Altice brand; c) Enhance entrepreneurship and innovation in some of the business geographies of Altice.


The aim of the  initiative is to award projects from finalist students (Master’s or PhD) and startups in the incubation phase who present innovative projects in technological areas relevant to Altice International’s core business. More details available in the rules menu, scope chapter.

Important dates

February 28, 2019

Release date

February 28 until June 30, 2019 (23h59m (GMT)

Application period

July 01 until July 12, 2019

Validation of all received applications by local committees

July 15 until September 27, 2019

Evaluation of all valid applications by local committees

September 30, 2019

Shortlist closing and announcement

November 13, 2019

Winner’s ceremony (at Capitólio, in Lisbon, Portugal)


The initiative is applicable to these countries:

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Born From Knowledge

Under the partnership celebrated between Altice Labs and ANI (Agência Nacional de Inovação – National Innovation Agency) all Portuguese semifinalists are automatically qualified to the Born From Knowledge (BfK AWARDS), which aims to distinguish “knowledge-born” projects, as well as startups that stand out the most in R&D activities.

Evaluation criteria and other details are available here.

The winner of this award (the project that best proves to be born from knowledge considering the program evaluation criteria) will receive a piece of art as well as a prize money of €5000.



  • € 25.000 net of tax
  • Award trophy


  • € 50.000 net of tax
  • PoC with Altice Group*
  • Award trophy

BfK award** 

  • Piece of art
  • Prize money of €5000
* Together with the prize money, it will be offered to the winning startup the possibility to sign a MoU to perform a PoC in order to evolve its project technically and pre-commercially. The duration period for the PoC will be 9 months extensible, if both parts wish so, to 12 months. During this period of time the startup will have access to the following items: a) Working space at ENTER, a coworking space from Altice Labs located in Lisbon (may be a space in France for French candidates); b) Project exposure to Altice Group; c) Technical support and mentoring (in areas like Systems architecture; HW and SW technologies; systems integration; product industrialization, if applicable); d) Business support to better define/adjust the project business model. ** Only for Portuguese semifinalists