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Openvia Challenges: An International Open Innovation Program for Startups & Emerging Companies

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Application Deadline: April 8th

The Openvia Challenges Program is the first open innovation program of Openvia Mobility, SLU (“Openvia” or “Openvia Mobility”, indistinctly), aimed at solving, with the innovative community, the business challenges defined by the Company in the field of Mobility.

With this program, Openvia seeks to find the best entrepreneurial talent to develop innovative technological solutions in the infrastructure and mobility sector capable of adding value to society.

Participants in this program will have the opportunity to develop a pilot project with Openvia Mobility in a real environment (“Pilot Project”), receive support from Openvia’s specialized teams to develop and scale the model, and will be able to make it known to a network of experts from different countries in the closing event of the selection process (“Open via Startup Day”), thus promoting the growth of your business.


They are looking for startups and innovative proposals with the aim of participating in new projects that respond to their four business challenges.

Startups must have the following characteristics:

  • There are currently measurement systems that rely on on-site readings and real-time monitoring systems.
  • The solutions implemented (although it works) are less efficient in terms of cost due to the need for hardware that they imply. In addition, the Group’s infrastructures in Costa Rica have a high geotechnical complexity that, combined with rainy winters, makes the terrain complex and must be constantly analyzed.
  • Be legally constituted, as a company with its own legal personality, and not subject to legal cause for dissolution. Neither the partners nor the administrators of the company may be employees, administrators, partners, nor maintain a commercial relationship for the provision of services with the Globalvia Group at the time of submitting the request.
  • Have at least 2 people fully dedicated to the company Offer digital-based solutions.
  • Have a product/solution that is already on the market and that can
  • Be able to be validated through a proof of concept to be carried out with Globalvia.
  • Openvia Mobility reserves the right to exclude from the program any participant who is not capable of accrediting the above requirements, without the right to claim Openvia or the Globalvia Group in any way.

Application Procedure

  • They want to collaborate with the ecosystem to co-create innovative projects. At Openvia they offer you the possibility of developing a pilot in a real environment, support from their team of experts throughout the process and participation in the Startup Day.
  • Pilot development in a real environment
    • Test your solution or innovative project in a real environment with them.
  • Coaching and business mentoring
    • Collaborate with Globalvia and Openvia key personnel and with their ecosystem for the development and scalability
      of your business model.
  • Participation in the Startup day
    • Present your solution to the Globalvia and Openvia experts’ network, present in 6 countries around the world.
  • Growth of your business
    • Leverage co-creation to accelerate, scale your solution and make your business succeed.

Official Website: Openvia Challenges: An International Open Innovation Program for Startups & Emerging Companies

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