that can change
Meet the finalist projects.
In a year in which the world was forced to reinvent and adapt day-to-day and working methods, innovation has taken on importance like never before. In 2020, the IN3 + Award is even more relevant for contributing to the discovery of the people and institutions that work every day to make our country a pioneer in innovation, teaching, and science, the three areas where we stand out.
Applications for the 3rd Edition were successfully closed. We had 87 participants from more than 30 different entities, including universities, research centers, companies, and startups from north to south of the country and, this year, for the first time, internationally. We thus registered a 163% increase in applications compared to the previous edition, which only shows that, despite the adversities, there are many projects to be developed that just need to be supported and have the incentives to become true.
This edition attracted the interest of 27 entities that joined the INCM Innovation Network, which currently has 48 partners contributing to the best of what is done in Portugal, in the area of innovation. This network aims to support the development of R&D projects and new solutions in several areas of INCM’s performance.
Applications will now be evaluated by the members of the jury, according to the defined criteria. INCM wants to thank all the participants of this 3rd edition and welcomes all new partners. We believe that together we will develop ideas that change the world.
NANOTECHNOLOGY | ICT | ROBOTICS | AUTOMATION | PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY AND MATERIALS
WHAT IS IT?
The IN3 + Award is a research, development and innovation initiative promoted by INCM – Imprensa Nacional Casa da Moeda. It aims to support the development of new ideas nationally and internationally.
In this edition, the IN3 + Prize has one million euros to support the selected ideas.
WHO IS IT FOR?
The IN3 + Award is a challenge for all researchers, entrepreneurs, research centers, universities, companies and startups that are part of the INCM Innovation Network.
Membership in the INCM Innovation Network is free and all public or private entities wishing to collaborate in the development of R&D projects and innovative solutions can apply online.
WHAT ARE THE CATEGORIES?
All applications submitted for this edition of the IN3 + Award, should fit into at least one of the following key areas of the activity of the National Press – Casa da Moeda. Teams and researchers were able to submit more than one project for the same or different categories.
INFORMATION AND COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES
NEW SECURITY ELEMENTS OR TECHNOLOGIES
NEW DIGITAL BUSINESS AND COMMUNICATION MODELS
NEW PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
OPTIMIZATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF PRODUCTIVE PROCESSES
WHAT IS THE PRIZE?
The IN3+ Award is one of the biggest prizes in support of national innovation, research and development, attributing 1 Million Euros distributed up to 3 selected ideas: