UPGRADE LISBON CITY LIFE

about SOL housing

For the first time, some of the most relevant players in the residential and commercial real estate sector are participating in an Open Innovation program, to test innovative solutions in the city of Lisbon.

  • One-time opportunity to get support and direct access to key corporates
  • Validate your solutions using real data in a live environment
  • Work directly with your potential customers and/or partners
  • Be part of Lisbon’s flagship innovation program

who we are looking for

Product in working prototype or MVP

Established founding teams

challenges

To be announced

Urban Management & Smart Infrastructure

Construtech

Proptech

Resource Efficiency

Smart Homes, Buildings & Retail Properties

Home Care & Assisted Living

Customer & Community Experience

Financial Services

Technologies and Solutions

New Technologies applied to Mobility

  • New Materials
  • 3D Printing
  • AR/VR
  • IoT
  • AI
  • Sensors
  • Big Data & Analytics
  • Data Visualization
  • Blockchain
  • Machine Learning
  • Predictive Maintenance
  • Energy & Water Efficiency
  • Waste Management
  • Co-living
  • Cybersecurity
  • Mobility
  • Shopping Mall Experience
  • Green Spaces

Timeline

program stages

applications

December 13th, 2018 – February 13th, 2019

It all starts with online applications, then we will assess the fit between the startups and the program in order to invite those that can benefit the most from collaborating with the SOL Housing Partners.

We’ll be looking at:

  • How the solution addresses the City & Partners Challenges and improves city life;
  • How can SOL Housing provide value in terms of market reach, tech solutions, etc.
  • How solid is the business model;
  • Solution readiness for pilot development;
  • Growth potential and scalability;
  • The complementarity of skills within the team;

selection

February 14th, 2019 – February 26th, 2019

The startups with the better fit with the program will be invited to a remote pitch session, where they will present to the SOL Housing partners their solutions and explore their fit with the program. As a result, the 20-25 that can clearly benefit most from collaborating with the SOL Housing partners will move forward to the Bootcamp.

bootcamp

March 18th, 2019 – March 22th, 2019

The one week Bootcamp is composed of 1-on-1 partner meetings, talks, and workshops, that will enable the startups to further explore the opportunities with the SOL Housing partners, and benefit from useful learnings & skills for the program. At the end of the Bootcamp, the partners will select the startups that will move forward to develop pilots.

Physical presence: Full working hours presence will be required throughout the whole week. Minimum 2, maximum 3 members of the team (optimally one Business oriented and one Tech oriented).

preparation

March 26th, 2019 – April 26th, 2019

The key to a successful implementation is a well-planned preparation. The selected teams will work closely with the partners, to set the criteria for a successful pilot, and arrange all the operational requirements.

Physical presence: Not mandatory, depending on the nature of the pilot. A 2 hours approximate weekly sync (physical or online) with the Partners & Beta-i might be necessary.

experimentation

April 15th, 2019 – June 7th, 2019

This is the time of action and certainly the highlight of the program. For 2 months the teams will work together with the Partners to develop a pilot and experiment their solutions

Physical presence: Not mandatory, depending on the nature of the pilot. A 2 hours approximate (physical or online) with the Partners & Beta-i might be necessary.

demo day

June 27th, 2019

Demo Day is the one day you are called to present the results of the pilot you have been running during the 2 months of Experimentation.

Physical presence: Have at least 2 members of the team present.

sol lab

ongoing

After the end of the program, the most successful startups will have the opportunity to continue their pilots in the safe environment of the SOL Lab, where they will have access to perks & benefits to facilitate the ongoing implementation and integration.

Partners

associated partners

housing partners

media partners

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