A platform and idea that can address climate change, urbanization, economic competitiveness, digitization, quality of life, and cross-sector collaboration.
Smart City Hub brings together corporates, startups, city officials, tech companies, and citizens reflecting a 360-degree view of the smart city innovation ecosystem.
Through our multiple program formats, we build smart city solutions that leverage the Internet of Things, data-driven innovation and software applications.
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.
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.
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.
Leverage your unique assets and co-develop data-driven and IoT pilot products to tackle urban challenges by supporting corporate social responsibility activities.
Discover innovation opportunities in the smart city field and connect with city representatives, startup teams, tech experts and more.
Infuse entrepreneurial energy and experimentation culture in your company with new products and digital business models.
“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
WASTE TRUCKS AS
Alba Group, a leading global recycling and environmental services company with headquarters in Berlin, developed qualified applications in collaboration with Vialytics, a Stuttgart-based machine learning startup, to turn recycling vehicles into smart sensor platforms. The first application focuses on street-quality (potholes, blockages & weather-condition) and can be extended to be applied to other urban systems.
“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
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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.
Historically called NUMA DATACITY, Smart City Hub is the next generation of the program specifically designed for the German market, addressing the decentral and multi-facetted economical and smart city environment in the country.
The team behind BIA (formerly NUMA Berlin) conceptualises and facilitates Smart City Hub’s programs. Our legacy program DataCity has facilitated editions in other cities like Paris, Barcelona, Bangalore, Casablanca - and Berlin through BIA.
For more information on BIA, please visit: berlin-innovation-agency.com