Connecting companies to develop
the cities of tomorrow .
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.
Sponsors of the program, defining the challenges to work on and driving the solution ideation and development process
Mentoring with city officials or agencies and access to city-specific data sets and experimentation fields
Enablers supporting solutions with data expertise as well as tech infrastructure
Ideation and co-creation partners in the process of digital pilot development and experimentation
User research partners to continuously aim for a citizen-centric approach in urban innovation
WASTE & WATER
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.
A time-boxed co-creation process between a corporate and partners to develop a pilot solution to a specific urban challenge.
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 events and programs to cater to specific business objectives in the context of smart city innovation.
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.
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.
“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.”
Senator, Senate for Economy
Energy and Businesses in Berlin
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.
“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.”
Executive Board Member
Mercedes-Benz Cars Sales Germany
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.