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Vodafone Merit Award in Mobile Networks and Internet of Things

PITCH Projects 2021/2022Ambient MonitorSmart GarbageSmart VaseWater MonitoringBee Easy

Target audience and application conditions

In the 2022/2023 edition, the candidates to the Vodafone Merit Award in Mobile Networks and Internet of Things will be all Técnico students enrolled in the Mobile Networks and Internet of Things course unit of the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department of Técnico,  specifically the teams formed within the course unit, with a maximum of 3 elements each.

Selection Criteria

Teams will be selected for the final pitch, at the end of the semester.

The candidate teams for the pitch will be ranked according to classification obtained in the project developed within the laboratorial part developed during the course unit, among the teams whose elements have obtained a classification in the final exam of the course unit (regular evaluation period) minimum of 9,5 values.

Up to 6 teams will be selected for the final pitch.

In the final phase, the jury will evaluate each team based on the 10-minute pitch (+ 5 minutes of Q&A), with the following criteria:

  • Project execution;
  • Innovative component;
  • Presentation of results;
  • Communication skills.

The final pitch of the project will be scheduled for the end of the 2nd semester.

After the final pitch, the results must be publicly disclosed.


  1. Monetary prize, to be given to Student, amounting to € 1.310 (one thousand and three hundred and ten euros);
  2. Donation for the improvement of the education quality, in the amount of  873€ (eight hundred and seventy three euros).


The jury must be composed of more than one IST member, so that they have a majority of the votes.

(See regulation of the respective academic year for more information.)


Edition Project Team Price
2020/2021 SmartMirror Lourenço Banza Tourais  e Guilherme da Costa Lopes 1.310,00€
2021/2022 Smart Vase João Rocheteau 1.310,00€
PITCH Projects 2020/2021Smart-Lock; Mobile Air Quality Measurement with GPS Stamp; Smart COMF; Smart Intelligent Irrigation of House Plants; Smart Mirror.


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