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E.Awards@Técnico 2022/23 Edition


Support and award the best innovation and entrepreneurship projects designed by IST students enrolled in Entrepreneurship and Innovation courses, regardless of the study cycle, with the aim of encouraging, recognizing and disseminating ideas and entrepreneurial and innovative projects formulated by the IST community.


  • All IST students enrolled in an Entrepreneurship course unit in the academic year 2022-2023 are eligible to apply.


Applications to the E.Awards@Técnico take place between December 2nd to June 18th 2023.

  • Only applications made through the respective Form will be considered. FORM HERE
  • All candidates must attach to the Entry Form in Poster* of their project


  • Submission of applications: December 2nd to June 18th 2023 – HERE
  • Info session: release soon
  • Communication of the projects selected for the final pitch: until June 23rd 2023;
  • Exhibition of posters to be voted on by the IST community: June 26th to July 5th 2023;
  • Final Pitch: July 5th 2023

Evaluation Criteria

In the first phase of tabulation, the jury’s assessment will be based on the following criteria:

  • Development status of the project;
  • Competence and suitability of the team;
  • Technology/ Degree of innovation and feasibility of the project;
  • Validation and potential of the business model or social and environmental impact.

In the Final Pitch the jury will evaluate each project based on the 3-minute pitch and how the team answered the questions, with the following criteria:

  • Business model: validation by customers, revenue model, partnerships, customer acquisition, market and the like;
  • Potential for Social and Environmental Impact;
  • Technology: feasibility, complexity, quality of prototype, and the like;
  • Presentation: quality and effectiveness of the speaker and slides, graphic quality of the prototype and website, among other acceptable supports.


In this edition, the best entrepreneurship projects selected by the jury are awarded with the following values:

  • Best E.Project by Santander – €3.500;
  • Honorable Mention by by Accenture – €1000;
  • Honorable Mention by Armilar Ventures –  €1000;
  • Best Poster by Accenture – 2 awards of €500 each;
  • Consultancy Hours for the 3 Winning Projects by Armilar Ventures.

Jury Panel

The jury will be composed by five members:

  • one member appointed by Santander Universities;
  • one member appointed by Accenture Consultores de Gestão S.A;
  • one member appointed by Armilar Venture Partners;
  • one IST professor with a link to entrepreneurship who will be the president of the jury;
  • one external guest with an outstanding track record in innovation and entrepreneurship.


Available in the Portuguese version

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