With the partnership, Connected Smart Cities participants will have the functionality of the 100 Open Startups, which offers Open Innovation experience and connects startups to executives from large companies, governments and entities. The CSC Startup Hub will provide even greater scope for the actions of the event, which among the various lines of action, stands out the realization of the CSC Award, aimed at these organizations.


Through its partnership with the 100 Open Startups, a digital platform that uses technology and data to facilitate the co-creation of innovative businesses, Connected Smart Cities 2019 will feature the CSC Startup Hub, a space dedicated to the participation of startups. The initiative aims to promote the participation of these organizations with proposals to transform Brazilian cities. The CSC 2019 will be helde on September 17 and 18 in São Paulo, and the final stage of the 2019 CSC Award will be held at that time, when the winners will be announced in the operational and pre-operational business categories.

According to the founder and CEO of 100 Open Startups, Bruno Rondani, the partnership introduces the functionality of the 100 Open Startups digital platform for Connected Smart Cities participants in the speed dating format, a unique Open Innovation experience that connects startups to executives from large companies, governments and entities in 20-minute meetings to generate business and accelerate results.

“For matchmaking to happen, startups feature the disruptive solutions they work with, and large companies and governments signal the innovation challenges that are demand within their processes. The proposal is to generate – with this method, real business opportunities so that innovative solutions can be implemented with greater agility, benefiting cities and their populations. Startups that make up the 100 Open Startups network work with disruptive solutions such as: IoT, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Big Data, and 3D Printing. These are trends in technology that are radically changing the reality that we know today and, through collaboration with the other players in the innovation ecosystem, will significantly impact the construction of a more human, sustainable and intelligent future”, he said.

Rondani also points out that events such as the Connected Smart Cities have a fundamental role, since they bring together and update the main transforming agents of the sector. “This, summed with the 100 Open Startups, will enable these stakeholders to discuss partnerships, investments, agreements and ways to implement innovative solutions together, leveraging business results for all. The expectation of the partnership with the Connected Smart Cities is that engagement at the meetings, which will be held during the event, is the first step towards accelerating innovative business between startups, businesses and government, which will co-create solutions and become protagonists of changes that will impact the future of cities”, concludes Bruno Rondani.

5th edition of Connected Smart Cities will be highlighted by innovation and new technologies Among the several lines of action of the CSC platform, Connected Smart Cities Award, which is in its 5th edition, includes the operational and pre-operational business categories, in which legal entities, based in Brazil, participate. present an innovative business. CLICK HERE AND SEE ALL WINNERS OF THE CSC 2018 AWARD!


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