Smart Cities Challenge

Finding and co-creating innovative solutions.

Finding and co-creating innovative solutions to support infrastructure, transportation, and better waste disposal with LIMA EXPRESA and VINCI Highways group. Open innovation program to foster Smart Cities Startups


  • Co-create solutions: LIMA EXPRESA & winning Startups led by Seedstars (structure, mentoring, and tools for business design).
  • Own and sell your product/service: IP – Intellectual Property, and startup technology / purchased by LIMA EXPRESA and VINCI Highways, becoming the startups’ client.
  • Purchase: After the co-development process, LIMA EXPRESA and the rest of the concessions of the VINCI Group could purchase the solution, becoming clients of the startup.
  • Expand your business: opportunity to internationalize your product/service to VINCI Highways Center of Excellence.
  • Network and mentoring from executives: at LIMA EXPRESA and VINCI Highways Startups gain knowledge of market needs thanks to the experience, network, and knowledge of the group.

Prize: Grant around up to 1,291,000 PEN*** (around 346,000 USD) for all winning solutions to implement the co-development project that meets the challenges proposed. The amount will be split as follows in the Prize & Collaboration section

Collaboration & Prize
  • Type of collaboration: co-development / use of the solution
  • Prize: Grant to co-develop all winner solutions** up to 1,291,000 PEN*** (around up
    to 346,000 USD).
  • The amount will be given/transferred in PEN when each stage agreed is completed.
  • When: the project will be implemented until August 2023.

Choose Your Challenge:

Accident and Incident Detection and Prevention:

How to identify and reduce accident detection time?

What are we looking for? 

  • KPI: Targeting up to 5 minutes (detection time) with a 95% to 100% of effectivity.
  • We are looking for Software solutions (with or without hardware solutions) that allow the quick detection of incidents on the road, determining if it is an accident or an incident (informal event vs formal accident that LIMA EXPRESA needs to detect). We are not looking for software that registers incidents, we aim for an intelligent system that helps to differentiate a false positive from an accident.
  • Artificial intelligence, Smart cameras integrated with Ai and Big Data, Machine learning, IoT solutions, and Data analytics.
  • The solution should have an interactive dashboard that allows immediate actions and responses to the accidents.
  • It would be desirable to include predictive analytics based on history/occurrence or events over the years (weather conditions, traffic, or any relevant forecast).
Smart Roads Data from Customers:

Solutions to obtain massive data from users in Smart Roads with current infrastructure

What are we looking for? 

  • Create a platform to capture massive data from users in Smart Roads with current infrastructure (Smart cameras) for improving customer experience through data analytics, AI, and Machine learning.
  • Obtain 300k full registers (use of data acceptance).
  • System to communicate road to the driver.
  • Interoperability with other concessions, municipalities, and police.

Waste Management & Circular Economy:

How to manage 20 tons of waste per day? Collect, segregate and recycle disposals on the roads

What are we looking for? 

  • Solutions for collecting automatically 20 tons of waste per day.
  • Solutions for Waste valorization, reusing, recycling, or composting the waste collected.
  • KPI: Target collect and segregate 80% of the waste
  • Collect, segregate, recycle


April 20, 2022
Organizer Seedstars International Ventures
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Africa, Americas, Antarctica Region, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Europe, Micronesia
Green transportation and electric motors, Personal transport, Public transport, Transport and logistics