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NOVA ImpACT Challenges 2023 Demo Day Unveils Winning Project and Honourable Mentions

Last Friday, 14 July, was the eagerly awaited Demo Day of the NOVA ImpACT Challenges 2023, an innovative programme created by the NOVA Impact office in partnership with Santander Universities. 

During the event, a winning project and two honourable mentions were announced. 

Winning Project -Trash4Goods 

Trash4Goods is a gamification platform that rewards users for recycling their electronic waste, empowering them to play a more active role in the circular economy. 

Follows information about the Honourable Mentions

Mindc @re 

With the global increase in the number of people with dementia, MindC @re offers a digitally certified health platform that serves as a risk assessment solution for dementia. It combines data from two digital solutions: MindC @lc and MindBr @ce. The target users are family members, caregivers, friends, and helpers of individuals aged 50 and above. 

Apregoar (pt for Proclaim)  

Knowing where things happen is essential for individuals and organizations to make informed decisions. Apregoar aims to equip people with localized information to better engage with and on behalf of their communities. The platform enables journalists (and other creators of public service content) to easily define the schedules and locations of events covered in their articles. Apregoar structures and saves these "geo news” through white-labelled products, allowing newsrooms to provide better context and relevance to their readers, along with back-office panels to assist them in managing and planning their own content effectively. 

The winning team will receive a cash prize of 2,000 euros, while the honourable mentions will receive mentoring sessions with Bárbara Leão de Carvalho from 3XP Global.

 In addition to Bárbara Leão de Carvalho, the jury was made up of Nuno Simões, a representative of Santander Universities, and Nuno Comando from Casa do Impacto.

The NOVA ImpACT Challenges Demo Day provided a platform for promising projects and enabled teams to turn their ideas into reality. By fostering innovation, entrepreneurship, and strategic partnerships, the program continues to drive social and environmental transformation through creative solutions. 

NOVA Impact is an entrepreneurship and social innovation office at NOVA University Lisbon, committed to fostering impact-driven entrepreneurship and developing sustainable solutions for global challenges. 

Santander Universities is a program by Santander bank that supports higher education institutions and promotes education and entrepreneurship among young people. Through strategic partnerships, Santander Universities encourages innovation and the development of projects that contribute to society.