Applications have now opened for the INOVA+ 2024 Prize, which aims to distinguish innovative projects in a scientific, business and public context. Applications open until June 21st.

 In 2022, to mark its 25th anniversary, INOVA+ launched the first edition of this Award, dedicated to Scientific and Business Innovation: the first award of its kind in Portugal. The initiative had the support of AIP and resulted in around 230 expressions of interest and 50 formalized applications.

This second edition is divided into three categories: Scientific Innovation, Business Innovation and Innovation for Creative Cities and will distinguish differentiating products, services, solutions and/or technologies in emerging areas, capable of responding to the main European priorities. In each category, the first place winner will receive a cash prize of 5 thousand euros, while the second and third will have access to specialized consultancy services worth 2.5 thousand euros.

Portuguese companies of any nature and under any legal form with R&D and innovation activities can apply for the INOVA+ Business Innovation Award. This category will distinguish R&D and Innovation projects, with high market potential and international scale-up capacity.

Applications will be open from April 9th to June 21st, 2024. Afterwards, the candidate projects will be evaluated by the jury, chaired by Eurico Neves, Chairman of INOVA+, and made up of representatives of the partner entities of the INOVA+ 2024 Award: the Associação Industrial Portuguesa ( AIP), National Innovation Agency (ANI), the Coordinating Council of Higher Polytechnic Institutes (CCISP), the Council of Rectors of Portuguese Universities (CRUP) and the Directorate-General for the Arts (DGArtes). The winners will be announced in October.

This initiative has the High Patronage of His Excellency, the President of the Republic.

Applications and more information at