Brace for impact: the 7th edition of BIG is here.

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After 6 years of BIG smart cities, focusing on making them smarter using technology to improve the lives of the people who live, visit, work and study in the cities, we felt it was time to grow bigger.

After 6 years of BIG smart cities, focusing on making them smarter using technology to improve the lives of the people who live, visit, work and study in the cities, we felt it was time to grow bigger.

With a joint initiative that includes the two promoters, Vodafone and Câmara Municipal de Cascais, the partner Visão magazine and the innovation consultant imatch as the organizer, BIG evolved to be a competition that seeks to impact positively the world and the people that are part of it.

We began by identifying the 3 most crucial areas over which the promoters wanted to work on – Technology for Inclusion, Circular Economy and Information Curatorship. And then we merged the official launch with something bigger.

Then we invited some of the boldest, most creative and innovative minds to be part of a co-creation process to define the BIG challenges, inspiring and helping the sponsors to understand different approaches and opportunities.

It was an intense morning with working moments, but also time to get to know each other and to enjoy the wonderful sunny day by the sea. And because the impact is up to all of us, the whole event was designed with sustainable concerns, from the badges – a reusable mug in which people would write their names and use to drink during the whole day – to the catering – 100% bio, vegan and made with local products.

It felt like we’ve set off on the right foot. Join us and help us reaching BIG Impact.

www.BIGimpact.pt