Portugal Mobi Summit 2020
PMS2020 Startup of the Year
The PMS2020 Startup of the Year is an initiative promoted by the Global Media Group and Startup Portugal and it takes place within the Portugal Mobi Summit (PMS). The focus for the 2020 edition is “Mobility in a Changing World” and aims to create debate and stimulate knowledge and innovation related with sustainable mobility and all of its ramifications, thus promoting entrepreneurship and stimulating the creation of new concepts and new solutions for mobility.
The PMS2020 Startup of the Year aims to promote the creation of new solutions for sustainable urban mobility, focusing on the value and transfer of knowledge, the dissemination of scientific and technologic culture and supporting the sector’s innovation and development. It aims to support entrepreneurs that develop projects with a high growth potential, who bet in innovative products or services that can contribute, directly or indirectly, to the development of sustainable mobility.
Candidates can be Juridical persons constituted less than 10 years ago, who are developing projects that aim to benefit sustainable mobility. Projects can correspond to a new product or service, or a new application of an already existing product or service.
There is no limitation on the subjects matters, although those who match the following areas of activity will be better positioned:
• Electric, intelligent or sustainable mobility
• Mobility as a Service (MaaS)
• Urban Planning
• Smart Cities, 5G and Internet of Things (IoT)
• Energetic and digital transition
• Development of digital tools for logistical management
Applications will be reviewed by a jury composed by 7 effective members, representatives of Startup Portugal (President of the Jury), Global Media Group, EDP, Brisa, CEiiA, Volkswagen, Cascais Town Hall.
The evaluation criteria can be found here.
Submissions for the PMS2020 Startup of the Year initiative is free of charge and applications must be submitted through a form that can be found here, together with the other documents and materials mentioned in the Regulation.
Applications must be submitted by the 20th Semptember 2020 at 00:00.
By September 21, ten projects will be shortlisted and presented in the radio program “Minuto TSF – Startup do Ano PMS2020” (about 1:30 minutes for each project), broadcasted through TSF radio station and with its content replicated in the PMS2020 website.
The 10 selected projects will also have the chance to present their projects at the PMS2020, in a place and time to be confirmed by the organizers of the event. They will be invited to an elevator pitch (presentation of maximum 3 minutes) at the PMS2020 stage.
The winner of the PMS2020 Startup of the Year will be awarded a monetary grant of five thousand euros, given by the Global Media Group destined exclusively to the development of the project.
The award ceremony will take place during a public ceremony to be held at the Portugal Mobi Summit in Carcavelos, and given proper promotion by the organizers of the PMS2020 Startup of the Year initiative.
The best 5 projects will win an individual ticket for the WebSummit 2020 given by Startup Portugal.
The winner of the PMS2020 Startup of the Year will also be invited to join the EDP Starter Community, a community of more than 200 startups selected by EDP who have exclusive access to conferences, talks, sharing opportunities, partnerships and other opportunities available through the universe of the startup network.
Official information regarding the initiative PMS2020 Startup of the Year will be available at www.portugalms.com
For any further questions please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Application to the PMS2020 Startup of the Year initiative implies the full acceptance of the Regulation that can be found here.