SOL is turning even greener.
SOL Green Capital is the Green and Circular economy vertical of Smart Open Lisboa (SOL), the startup implementation program focused on the validation and integration of innovative solutions made to upgrade city life.
Through the European Green Capital 2020 award, Lisbon is recognized for its work over the last decade in sustainability and green innovation, presenting itself as a people-friendly city. This is the first time that a Southern European capital has won this distinction, that SOL Green comes to complete.
The selected solutions for the program will have a one-time opportunity to get support and direct access to key corporates and validate their solutions using real data in a live environment while working directly with potential customers and/or partners.
who we are looking for
Product in working prototype or MVP
Established founding teams
We are looking for solutions ready to be implemented in the city of Lisbon that focus on Green Economy and Circular Economy. Such solutions should focus on turning the city smarter, greener, and more sustainable.
New technologies applied to green and circular economy
- Artificial Intelligence
- Big Data
- Machine Learning
- Mobile Applications
- Predictive Analytics
- Smart Meters
In order to better deliver the innovation that the city deserves, SOL Green Capital moves through different stages. As usual, it will start by taking applications from the bravest innovators in town, selecting them, and moving them forward to Bootcamp and Experimentation.
January 5 – March 7, 2021
Your application is submitted online. We’ll be looking at how the team works together and if the product addresses the City Challenges and improves city life. We’ll also take into account how it delivers value and what value is delivered, how flexible is the business model and how SOL Green Capital can provide value in terms of market reach, tech solutions, etc.
Selection & Online Pitch
March 30, 2021
All online applications will be evaluated and up to 40 startups will be selected to take part in the Online Pitch. The Online Pitch is part of the selection process, where you will pitch your solution and answer any additional questions from the partners’ jury members. About 20 to 25 startups will move on to the next phase, the Bootcamp.
April 19-21 and 27-29, 2021
The Bootcamp is composed of workshops, talks, and mentoring sessions that will provide you with useful learnings for the program and enhance your skills. It will also be an opportunity to directly engage with the program partners and participants, understanding the fit of each solution. Partners will also have to pitch back.
April 30 – July 21, 2021
This is the time of action and hard work. And also the most rewarding one. During this phase, the teams will work closely with the partners who have selected them and start working on their pilots, together.
July 22, 2021
The day for the rest of the world to know what you’ve been up to. The Demo Day is the one day you are called to present the results of the pilot you have been running during the months of Experimentation.
Take advance of special perks: AWS credits and technical support available to startups in each phase of SOL Green Capital program!
Quote Sonae Sierra
SOL Green Capital is, for Sonae Sierra Group of Companies, a promising program for three main reasons. First, sustainability is at the core of everything we do; We are proud to be able to announce significant improvements in resource efficiency over the last years. In addition, we honor a serious commitment by integrating ULI Sustainability Council and ULI Greenprint Center for Building Performance, the Paris Pledge for Action, the World Business Council for Sustainable Development, and the World Safety Declaration. Second, we want to accelerate change, and SOL Green Capital helps us to achieve it by fastening and simplifying the contact with start-ups worldwide from the early stage of briefing until the final step of piloting selected initiatives. Third, we need to achieve sustainable business impact through a set of pilots of potential new green projects aligned with our strategic roadmap.
Manuela Calhau, Director, Innovation & Improving Our Work Sonae Sierra
At NOS we are committed to drive our society towards a better future and, in this journey, more than to balance innovation, technology and sustainability, to incorporate sustainability at the core of our objectives and practices. Initiatives like SOL Green Capital are important to help us grow and overcome challenges, together with great entrepreneurs.
João Ricardo Moreira, Board Member NOS Comunicações
Quote Turismo de Portugal
Turismo de Portugal is committed to finding the best-fit solutions that help us turn into a resource-efficient, green, and competitive low-carbon destination. As a partner of SOL Green Capital we aim to help design Lisboa to be the best city for its residents, an attractive destination for tourists, and an example of a green city that is not only a healthier place to live, visit, study, or work but also a more resilient city.
Luís Araújo, President of Turismo de Portugal