The Startups That Will Shape the Future of Lisbon

August 31, 2016

[fusion_text]The first open data program for startups in Lisbon, Smart Open Lisboa, that will improve the lives of millions of people, is about to begin…

After a thoughtful selection of projects we have chosen 10 startups to join us for the experimentation phase. These promising projects to improve Lisbon’s city life will now get to test their solutions in real life.

Because we truly believe that Lisbon is a city of the future, we would like you to join us for our kick-off this September the 12th. During this event these ambitious entrepreneurs will introduce their projects and plans to the world, putting Lisbon under the spotlight when it comes to Smart Cities.

It’s time to make Lisbon a better city to live in and to use technology and irreverent approaches to turn it into a reality.

Check out who these 10 startups are and how they will shape the future of Lisbon:


360Waste is an integrated platform for waste collection management. It combines sensors installed on the container’s lid and an online platform integrating dashboards and advanced algorithms. Their platform can also integrate different routing algorithms in order to maximize the collection activity.


AidHound is a georeferenced aid manager. It was designed to help volunteers and the management of NGOs that work with homeless communities.


Bclose is a digital platform that integrates simple & intuitive devices for safety, health, wellness and energy management onto a single platform. Through behaviour analytics they try to bring useful solutions to end user customers for daily base use.

ChatBots haven’t yet been used for governmental agencies and with its solution will reduce the hours of workers who have to answer questions from customers.


Ekoneksa is an all-in-one solution that manages the resources of a building, driving for an increase of energy efficiency. It is a vendor-agnostic, cloud-based software that monitors and controls buildings’ energy consumption in real-time.

Fi-Sonic processes and analyses the sound captured by a network of multi channel microphones distributed throughout the city. Sound is an environmental measure with great sensory impact on the quality of life of people living and working in the city. By realizing this importance, we use the information captured by our network of Smart Sound Stations to monitor and study the impact that sound has on the urban environment. We provide value from sound following these three line of actions, Noise Monitoring + Sound events location + Sound event identification (people in distress, accidents, etc.).

Load Interactive

Load Interactive specialises in the study and development of new digital products and services, focused on developing smart, web & mobility solutions, with a strong focus on design and user experience. They have currently developed a solution that allows the user to see the occupation of a certain space, for example if a museum is fully booked, or if a venue is completely crowded.


Medcore introduces many solutions for active aging. For Smart Open Lisbon they’re using city and personal infrastructure to locate missing people or items on demand using citywide infrastructure that is already set.


Optishower aims at reducing water and energy consumptions for citizens by implementing a revolutionary cyber-physical system and gamification techniques.

Want to know more? Join us for the kick-off of Smart Open Lisboa on the 12th of September – just register here.[/fusion_text]