Portuguese Smart Cities
Environment, Energy, Mobility, and Governance are the key ideas of the international campaign about Portuguese Smart Cities created and developed by AICEP - Portuguese Trade and Investment Agency. This campaign showcases innovative solutions to make cities smarter and promote citizens' welfare. All the technologies are created by innovative companies and municipalities and implemented in Portuguese cities and villages.
Portugal Makes Sense at Hannover Messe 2023
One year after being Hannover Messe's partner country, Portugal returned to the world's most influential technology stage in an initiative to consolidate Portugal's image and skills in Germany's important market, with the support and participation of AICEP – Portuguese Trade & Investment Agency.
Six new GIRA bike stations in Lisbon
EMEL, the company responsible for the GIRA bicycle service in Lisbon, recently inaugurated six new stations, bringing the total number to 146 stations and 2,873 parking docks, an expansion that aims to improve the operation of the service in the city of Lisbon, providing greater convenience to users.
Oeiras bets on Air Electric Mobility
The municipality of Oeiras and the Megellan 500 consortium signed a protocol to implement an Air Electric Mobility project in the metropolis. This project is intended for passenger transport and involves the installation of vertiports for aircraft bases and VTTOL-electric vehicles with vertical take-off. It is estimated that the system will be in operation within six years.
Albergaria-a-Velha encourages the use of bicycles in the municipality
In Albergaria-a-Velha, in the district of Aveiro, the MOB.A - Mobilidade Operação Bicicleta project was implemented, which provides bicycles for free public use. The programme has three main objectives: to foster a culture of sustainable travel in the city, reduce the use of motorised vehicles, and encourage an active and healthy lifestyle.
Aveiro has the Iberian Peninsula's first electric ferryboat
"Salicórnia" is the first electric ferry developed entirely in Portugal by Portuguese companies to serve a Portuguese region. It is also the first electric ferry on the Iberian Peninsula. The vessel, which links São Jacinto to Forte da Barra (Aveiro), has zero CO2 emissions, eliminating more than 300 tonnes of CO2 released by the previous model in operation and reducing energy consumption by around 30%.
EDP develops innovative solution for heating water
EDP Ventures, through British startup Mixergy, invested 1.7 million euros in developing an innovative technology that, using advanced Artificial Intelligence techniques, provides significant savings in water heating, efficiently using solar energy and optimising the management of available resources. With this technology, the water heating time is five times faster.
Seixal invests in measures for energy sustainability
In Seixal, the municipality is investing in a municipal public lighting plan to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions, which includes the replacement of more than 6,000 lamps and the identification of faults in lamp posts throughout the municipality.
Pinhal Novo with a new park of 22,000 solar panels
In Pinhal Novo, the first photovoltaic park in Portugal was inaugurated as part of Voltalia's Garrido Complex, composed of five solar plants. With an investment of 11 million euros, the park has an installed capacity of 11.8 MW and around 22,000 solar panels.
Urban Analytics Lab develops monitoring systems for intelligent mobility
The Nova University of Lisbon has launched NOVA cidade, a network of people and organizations led by NOVA IMS - Information Management School to develop activities that promote knowledge creation in the context of urban intelligence.
Oeiras wants to reduce the use of individual transport by 43%
Oeiras City Hall wants to increase the use of public transport by 36% and soft mobility by 25%, which will allow a reduction in the use of individual vehicles by 40%. The goal is to reduce 20% of the greenhouse gas emissions in the municipality. Implementing the strategy will involve the creation of innovative projects capable of bringing more efficiency to the city's transportation system.
Companies develop pilot projects aimed at carbon neutrality in Lisbon
Monitoring cities with a view to sustainability is setting the profile of urban environments to respond more effectively to people's needs and improve their quality of life. In this sense, the Lisbon Municipality, together with the consultancy Beta-i, promoted the Smart Open Lisbon Energy Transition intending to reduce carbon emissions in the city and improve the experience of its citizens. Six projects reached the end of the programme and are already being applied in a real context.
Barreiro creates innovative system for municipal waste management
The Municipality of Barreiro is developing a pilot project to manage waste deposits regarding access, blockages, disposal statistics and cross-referencing information with volume sensors. This is possible thanks to containers incorporated in the access controls. This solution aims to create a governance model that promotes sustainability and efficiency in contemporary cities.
Waste collection in Cascais is 100% electric
Cascais Ambiente is responsible for managing public spaces to ensure the preservation of the environment, biodiversity and the fight against climate change. The 100% electric truck is one of its most recent projects and aims to contribute to a more sustainable urban waste collection.
Guimarães, a sustainable and digital city
The Municipality of Guimarães has developed and implemented strategies supported by cutting-edge technologies to improve the inhabitants' quality of life. From water retention basins to prevent flooding to the gymnasium with an efficient and innovative energy supply system, Guimarães advances in the construction of a more SMART and sustainable future for the next generations.
Omniflow technology helps reduce carbon footprint
Environmental sustainability is a major focus of smart cities. Ensuring a more sustainable future, based on innovative solutions that address resource management, air quality, and energy efficiency, is one of the primary goals of the Portuguese company Omniflow.