Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Took place the third annual edition of SCNY – Smart Cities New York, the largest smart cities conference in NYC.

The conference convenes innovators and decision-makers who are improving life in the cities of tomorrow including: city leaders, CEOs, and startups.


CEiiA, the Portuguese center of engineering and product development, participated in the event as one of the main sponsors to present their most recent project: AYR platform. The AYR platform quantifies the CO2 emissions that any stakeholder, individual or corporate, didn’t produce, then value its C02 savings and enables you to exchange the savings. Also, a retinue of city mayors from center-west region of Portugal was in the city for the event and to explore disruptive smart cities solutions.


AICEP Portugal Global attended the event to support the Portuguese participation in the conference, connect with local players and explore new business opportunities for both trade and investment segments.


European Tech Nights NY – Smart Cities Edition


Organized by Dutch Consulate with support European Tech Initiative.


European Tech Nights is an event series organized by the European Tech Initiative, bringing together the European tech and startup scene in New York City. The aim of the event is to foster exchange between different European ecosystems by providing them with a platform for knowledge sharing and networking. For VCs, investors, and all other entrepreneurial-minded New Yorkers, this is the place to connect with Europe's hottest startups.


AICEP participated in this initiative, representing Portugal. This Smart Cities edition was sponsored by the Consulate General of the Netherlands. The night started with welcoming remarks by Dolph Hogewoning, Consul General of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in New York, and it was followed by a keynote speach from Roger van Boxtel. After, there were five different pitches from European startups: Fiberneering; Sova3D; MetroPolder Company;  Wheeli; Studio solarix; and HAL24K.