After a tough first selection, the 15th of March 2016 twelve Israeli startups selected to take part of the final stage of the competition “The 3C Smart Cities Challenge”, pitched on the stage of AWS Pop­Up Loft in Lilienblum Street, in Tel Aviv, Israel.

3C Smart Cities Challenge was a joint initiative of three leading organisations: Planet Idea & SocialFare | Center for Social Innovation, both based in Italy, and StarTAU, based in Israel, and launched in order to develop a unique proposal combining together three different countries ­Brazil, Israel and Italy ­converging in a shared effort to generate social and technological impact.

Building on Israel’s prowess as a technological hub and a leader in high­tech fields designed a Challenge with the aim to discover start­ups and disruptive technologies that will change the future of smart cities in Brazil.

The selected companies work in different sectors and areas but had the common factor to be developing disruptive technologies in solving specific problems of the smart city of the future.

In the short time of 3 minutes, they showed their solution in front of a jury with panellists from StartTAU, Planet Idea, SocialFare, Enerbrain, TycoInnovation and the Smart City Community in Israel

Planet Idea together with StarTAU, Tel Aviv University Entrepreneurship Center are excited to announce officially the winners of the competition, with the following prices!

1st place

Innovative startup dedicated to design and manufacture staring (no moving parts) radars that revolutionise perimeter and border security. The team wins three tickets to Brazil (flights and accommodation) and the equivalent of EU €7.000 in cash.

2nd place

Innovative Smart Garden Hub, to control irrigation scheduling based on current and forecasted weather, saving up to 50% of water consumption. The team wins the equivalent of EU €5,000 in cash.

3rd place

Cloud platform that provides an accurate, dynamic and expanding 3d Map Server, that enables smart cities to be more efficient during planning and management. The team wins the equivalent of EU €3,000 in cash.

The three companies will be also contacted in the coming weeks to provide their products in the first Social Smart City of Brazil that Planet Idea is building in Croatà, near Fortaleza in the north area of Brazil and will have the unique opportunity to be part of the first real prototype of a smart city for the lower-income population.