Lisbon Secures European Capital of Innovation Award

Lisbon has emerged victorious in the prestigious European Capital of Innovation Award, marking a significant milestone for the Portuguese capital’s thriving tech ecosystem. This accolade, bestowed by the European Commission, underscores Lisbon’s commitment to fostering innovation and its rise as a hub for dynamic enterprises.

Lisbon’s Innovation Landscape

In recent years, Lisbon has experienced unprecedented growth in its tech sector, earning it the moniker of the “Unicorn Capital” and attracting entrepreneurs from around the world. The city’s strategic positioning and emphasis on the symbiosis of technology with culture, sustainability, and citizen engagement have played a pivotal role in this recognition.

INOV’s Role

As Lisbon basks in the glow of this achievement, INOV stands as an integral part of the innovation narrative, contributing significantly to Portugal’s prominence in the global technological landscape.

This achievement resonates deeply with our researchers, who are leading innovation in critical areas such as Communication Networks, Cybersecurity, Artificial Intelligence, Enterprise Computing, Cyber-physical Systems and Remote Monitoring.

Linköping on the rise

In addition to Lisbon’s triumph, it’s noteworthy to recognize Linköping, Sweden, as the European Rising Innovative City. This acknowledgment highlights Linköping’s exciting journey marked by unwavering faith in the future, entrepreneurial spirit, and groundbreaking innovation.


The award not only positions Lisbon as a European innovation powerhouse but also reflects the city’s dedication to leveraging technology for societal well-being.

While reveling in the success of Lisbon and acknowledging the achievements of other cities, it is crucial to maintain a nuanced understanding of the broader implications. As the tech landscape evolves, INOV remains dedicated to advancing technology responsibly, cognizant of the impact on the societal fabric of our cities.


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