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We are sourcing SmartCity solutions operating in the following sectors:

— Mobility and Transport

— Energy and Environment

— Security and Resilience

— Urban and Spatial planning

— Open Data and Data Management


Come help us develop the world of tomorrow!


Understanding of the market: you know the context you want to work in or to disrupt.

Maturity of the project: At least already one customer / POC

Innovating nature of your offer: Digital platforms may use many technologies or new uses (AI, cloud services, IOT, sensors, SaaS, community management…), explain us which one makes your offer exceptional

Quality of the team: your team skills match with the ambition of your project

Synergies with VINCI Energies: explain us the partnership you would like to develop with us !


A major concern for our customers is: how is Vinci Energies contributing to smarter and safer buildings, industries and/or cities?

As a startup, how does your knowledge of your market PLUS your tech-based platform help Vinci Energies address this concern?

Submission Requirements


- Startups apply on the AfricArena Startup Portal  
- All applications will be shortlisted to 12 SMEs. 


For this challenge we will consider only:

Startups from operating in Southern Africa

Do you meet the criteria?

Submit to Win

Prizes & rewards


- The 12 SMEs will pitch at events hosted by AfricArena in Cape Town (3 September 2019) and Johannesburg 
- Out of the 12, 5 finalists will be selected to pitch and showcase at the AfricArena Summit in Cape Town in November 11-12th 2019.
- The Top 3 SMEs post-Summit will earn several benefits, including a trip to Viva Tech in Paris in May 2020 to showcase to the biggest European tech event of the year.