Pitch Competition Smart City

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Do you want to be the most innovative startup at Smart City Expo World Congress?

Smart City Expo World Congress gathers leaders from the most innovative companies, governments and organizations to move cities towards a better future.This year’s edition will be held on November 15th to 17th in Barcelona, and will be broadcast live online.

Smart City Expo World Congress expects to be a platform to give visibility to startups providing solutions to the cities’ actual challenges. For the first time, it will feature different activities to showcase national and international startups and their solutions, and launch a Pitch Competition to award the most innovative startup of this edition.

Apply before November the 1st!

We are looking for Smart Startups with a focus on the following areas:

Enabling technologies

How can datafication, blockchain, quantum computing, extended reality, digital twins, etc., inspire better cities?

Energy & Environment

How can cities continue to explore innovative solutions to meet their energy needs while tackling climate change?

Mobility

How can cities turn crisis into an opportunity to move towards more sustainable, human-centric urban mobility systems?

Governance

How can governments improve trust in democratic institutions while protecting democracy from multidimensional threats?

Living & inclusion

What do cities need to do to reinforce their commitment to leaving no one behind?

Infraestructure & Buildings

How can city leaders improve quality of life through smart, sustainable buildings and well-integrated city infrastructures?

Economy

How can we rethink strategies for economic growth in the post-pandemic world?

Safety & Security

How can city governments respond to safety and security challenges in a manner that directly improves people’s lives?

How Can I participate?

Send us the most relevant information about your project and if you are one of the finalists you will be able to participate in the Startup Pitch Competition that will take place on November 17th, during the Smart City Expo World Congress event at Fira de Barcelona. The winning projects will obtain, in addition to visibility, an aid package in kind.

You just have to fill out this form detailing your startup by November 1st. We will select a maximum of 6 finalists, who will participate in the Startup Pitch Competition.

You can check the details in the Terms & Conditions

How will the winning projects be selected?

Six finalist projects will be selected

The six finalist projects will be selected based on three criteria: project viability, social impact and innovation.

A expert jury will select the wining project

During the Startup Pitch Competition, an expert jury, formed by members of Smart City Expo World Congress, AticcoLab and collaborators in the call, will select the winning project and announce it at the end of the competition.

You can check the details in the Terms & Conditions

Are you one of the finalists? You will get many benefits

Visibility in the Smart City Expo World Congress and AticcoLab channels

If you are one of the finalists, we will promote your project through the Smart City Expo World Congress and AticcoLab communication channels

3 months of free at Aticco Workspaces

3 months of free membership at Aticco coworking spaces in Barcelona or Madrid

Exhibit at the 2023 Smart City Expo

Present your project at Smart City Expo World Congress and find the best allies to grow

Access to all the perks that AticcoLab offers

Access to all the perks that AticcoLab offers, with our partners, such as Hubspot, Amazon Web Services and Signaturit

Can your project move a city towards a better future?

Sign up before November 2!

Key dates to remember

Wednesday,  Nov 2

Closing of the call

Tuesday, Nov 8

Announcement of the finalist projects

Thursday, Nov 16

Startup Pitch Competition and announcement of the winning project at Smart City Expo World Congress, held at Fira de Barcelona

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