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Posted on August 18, 2015
Rio Negócios, the official investment agency of Rio de Janeiro, is partnering with the Cisco Porto Maravilha Urban Innovation Challenge to transform Rio into a smarter, more humane and connected city. The project stimulates entrepreneurs and startups to develop solutions based on Internet of Everything (IoE). The five more innovative ideas must be able to implement before the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The winners will be included in an acceleration program supported by the Cisco IoE Innovation Center and an acceleration partner to make the projects feasable.
The projects must be created within the IoE platform being implemented in the Porto Maravilha region, as well as using public data from Rio City Hall. Participants will be evaluated based on criteria such as innovation, social-economic impact, feasability for implementation within six months, synergy with Cisco technology, multidisciplinarity and proposed business model efficiency.
Groups interested in participating in the first phase of the challenge can sign up until 07/09 on the website.