INL invites Braga for a Hackacity open to the whole community


INL – International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory, CeNTI – Center for Nanotechnology and Technical, Functional and Intelligent Materials, and IPN – Instituto Pedro Nunes, will bring together specialists in several areas for a “marathon of ideas” around what Braga needs to become a Smart City by 2030.

This Hackacity@Braga will take place on December 17, Tuesday, from 2 pm to 10 pm, at INL, Braga, under Fuel, a scientific and technological startup acceleration program, funded by COMPETE.

The program for this half-day debate about Braga’s future starts with the presentation of problems, followed by a group discussion. After dinner, there will be a pitch of the ideas proposed by scientists, technicians, experts, entrepreneurs and enthusiasts.

Before the “starting shot” four challenges will be launched: what the city and the scientific community can offer with S.E.N.S.E, a new building to be created near INL for the dissemination and experimentation of science; how to use technology to retrofit spaces and buildings in the city and how participants imagine that Braga will be 10 years from now; how technology can support urban mobility in the city; and lastly, what are the most favourable solutions for achieving sustainable waste management.

This initiative has the support and intervention of Braga Municipality, DST Group, TUB – Braga Urban Transports, AGERE – Braga Water, Effluents and Waste, BRAVAL – Solid Waste Recovery and Treatment, and BOSCH.

Participation in Hackacity@Braga is free; register here.

Agenda here
On December 18, Wednesday, from 10 am to noon, also at INL, the lecture “Cities as a testbed for technologies”, will be held with the participation of Paulo Ferrão former Portuguese Science Foundation President and specialist in Smart Cities, the Braga City Mayor Ricardo Rio, BOSCH Administrator Carlos Ribas, DST Group CEO José Teixeira, TUB Administrator Luís Teotónio, and AGERE Chairman Rui Morais.
In the end, Hackacity @ Braga’s winning ideas will be announced.