press and awards
GovTech is a Portuguese Government initiative that aims to reward and support innovative products and services, created by startups, that fit the solution of one of the 17 United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDG), in a national response to the challenges which are placed in Portugal and in the rest of the world.
In its first edition, GovTech received 113 applications and INFORMAT was one of the three winning initiatives. The voting was done in two stages: the first stage was open to any portuguese citizen, to vote in his favorite projects, and in the second stage, a jury composed of government members and entities related to science, technology and industry, voted for the three winning projects. The INFORMAT was the most voted project in both stages. As a consequence of this victory, INFORMAT received a monetary prize of 30 thousand euros, signed a protocol of collaboration with the State to develop and test its prototypes, to support internationalization and access to the Alpha package for the 2018 Websummit.
This initiative has already been awarded the Govtech prize for innovative products and services which provide an answer to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) of the United Nations, and the Credito Agrícola 2018 Entrepreneurship and Innovation Award.