Connecting companies to develop

the cities of tomorrow .

Our Program

The BIA - Smart City Hub brings together corporates, startups, city officials, tech companies, and citizens reflecting a 360-degree view of the smart city innovation ecosystem. Our program aims at solving urban issues through cross-sector collaboration.

We provide multi-stakeholder events, workshops, innovation challenges, and co-creation projects setting a strong focus on ecosystem development and lean innovation principles.

 

Innovation
Ecosystem

CORPORATES

Sponsors of the program, defining the challenges to work on and driving the solution ideation and development process

CITIES

Mentoring with city officials or agencies and access to city-specific data sets and experimentation fields

TECH COMPANIES

Enablers supporting solutions with data expertise as well as tech infrastructure

STARTUPS

Ideation and co-creation partners in the process of digital pilot development and experimentation

 

CITIZENS

User research partners to continuously aim for a citizen-centric approach in urban innovation

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MOBILITY

ENERGY

SECURITY

LOGISTICS

UTILITIES,
WASTE & WATER

E-GOVERNMENT

CITY
PLANNING

BUILDINGS

HEALTHCARE

Smart City
Industries

We create a platform and program to build interconnected and integrated cities by bringing together the expertise and resources of various industries.

 

We strongly believe in cross-sector collaboration to break silos and create synergies within the huge ecosystem for the benefit of the city.

Our Program

Formats

OPEN INNOVATION


A time-boxed co-creation process between a corporate and partners to develop a pilot solution to a specific urban challenge.
 

OPEN IDEATION

Design thinking ideation workshops with multiple smart city stakeholders to co-ideate, connect and create synergies.

SMART CITY ECOSYSTEM

Public events and meetups to develop a prominent and large smart city ecosystem encouraging collaboration and exchange.

TAILORED INITIATIVES

Tailored events and programs to cater to specific business objectives in the context of smart city innovation.

Why

Join Us?

Promote your program sponsorship, reach thousands of smart city innovators from all sectors in multiple events and through media. Join workshops to learn and network with our ecosystem.

Join an inspiring smart city community and connect with corporates, startups, and cities to discover new grounds for collaboration through various public events and invite-only ideation workshops.

Embark on an innovation journey to tackle urban challenges by co-creating pilot solutions with startups, cities, and technology partners while you strengthen your position as an innovation leader.

 

Our Smart City Innovation Hub

PARTNERS

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STARTUPS

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Startup Incubator

Program

FUTURE CITY INCUBATOR

We are supporting pre-seed startups to reach the next steps in both – startup and smart city worlds.

 

We focus on teams with ideas that contribute to the creation of a more connected, greener, and dynamic city.

This program is financed by the European Social Fund (ESF), as well as the State of Berlin.
 

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“Initiatives like this program bring together the right actors, including those in urban society, in an agile way. Together we will develop answers to urgent questions about our growing city.”

RAMONA POP
Senator, Senate for Economy
Energy and Businesses in Berlin

City

Partnerships

Smart City Hub has already leveraged a rich network of city representatives in Berlin comprising 30+ mentors and collaborators involved in our program formats ranging from the senates to operational public agencies. 

 

City collaborators provide strategic and operational mentorship with access to data sets and experimentation fields, empowering a city-centric approach to solve urban challenges.

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“We are happy to participate in a project that develops visions for a climate and environmentally friendly city with a high quality of life. [...] Everyday mobility in cities has great potential to become much more efficient and environmentally compatible through digital technologies.”

GEORG ABEL
Executive Board Member
Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales Germany

 

About Us

We are BIA, an independent boutique agency and academy based in the heart of Berlin. We design training, innovation, and change programs for all size organisations in Germany and across Europe.

Out of our passion for creating better organisations and accelerating innovation across stakeholders, we launched the Smart City Hub in 2018.

Berlin Innovation Agency agency and acad
 

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About Smart City Hub

 

Smart City Hub brings together corporates, startups, city officials, tech companies, and citizens reflecting a 360-degree view of the smart city innovation ecosystem.

 

Contact Us

office@bia.team

Berlin Innovation Agency (berlinplusone GmbH)

Meet us at

Torstraße 203,
10115 Berlin

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