Award 2018

Last updated on May 6th, 2021 at 11:06 am

Meet the winners of the Award 2018!

The Award 2018 showed innovative research projects that use materials and information from the free universal access service offered by

Contestants must take advantage of the search engine openly accessible by to formulate their proposals.

Submissions to the contest should clearly demonstrate’s utility and its unique nature.

All applications must be in Portuguese.

A careful consultation of the following criteria is essential for a successful aplication:

  Prizes Values

  • 1st place: 10 000 €
  • 2nd place: 3 000 €
  • 3rd place: 2 000 €

Submission deadline

  • May 4, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. (Lisbon time)


Submitted applications can focus on any subject, as long as is used as source of information.

Who can apply?

The competition is open to anyone, individuals or groups.

How to apply?

To submit an application please fill the online application form and include:

Publication and dissemination of submitted projects

Submitted projects may be published without compensation but authorship is always guaranteed  (Creative Commons Attribution By-Law).


Attribution criteria

  • Technical quality of the application (clarity, presentation, structure)
  • Originality and innovation
  • Maturity of the work (level of implementation)
  • Social impact (application and social adequacy)
  • Scientific impact (application and scientific effectiveness)
  • Relevant use of

The Jury may require personal presentations of the submitted applications in Lisbon, Portugal.

Contest results are expected to be announced in July 2018, pending on the number of submissions received.

Submission form: Applications closed

Contestants must fill one of the following forms :

  • Alternative submission form (does not require a Google account)

Useful references for the development of works

Dissemination materials (in Portuguese)