Agência para o Investimento e Comércio Externo de Portugal


Portugal’s capital Lisbon is among 12 cities shortlisted for the European Capital of Innovation Award, handed out under the European Union’s research and innovation programme, Horizon 2020.

The results will be announced at the Web Summit in Lisbon on 6 November. The other finalists for this year’s European Capital of Innovation Award are Aarhus (Denmark), Antwerp (Belgium), Bristol(UK), Gothenburg (Sweden), Hamburg (Germany), Leuven (Belgium), Madrid (Spain), Toulouse (France), Umeå (Sweden)and Vienna (Austria).

The European city best able to demonstrate its ability to harness innovation to improve the lives of its citizens is to receive €1 million, and each of the five runners-up €100,000.