Co-Create a new Product or Service in a Pilot or Full Challenge with the help of the Smart City Hub Team.
Define Challenges
Immerse yourself into an intensive design thinking process to define the problems worth solving.
Source Partners
Select the technology and partners to collaborate with on the co-creation and experimentation process.
Develop & Experiment
Develop a Minimum Viable Product (MVP) in collaboration with selected partners to validate the solution and continuous coaching and project management.
Depending on the validation of users and the experimentation, create a business alliance with the partners to scale the solution.

Innovation Challenge Case

ALBA Group

Waste Trucks as sensor platforms

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.

"Through the network of the program, we have established many cross-sector contacts with established companies and representatives of the city and identified new challenges of the smart city in an intensive exchange."

Martina Kessler, Innovation Manager, ALBA Group

Innovation Challenge Case

Fujitsu Japan

Digital transformation for smart buildings

Fujitsu and RunMyProcess, in collaboration with the startups Comydo and LeafTech, developed a portal for building managers, offering a menu of individually selectable and configurable services for building management. The cloud portal, called ‘RunMyBuilding’, launched the MVP with the 2 startup sample services in energy
management and access management, but plans to onboard many more.

“The collaboration with the Smart City Hub made it possible for us to set up an MVP in a very short period of time. The activities and methodologies implemented were really valuable in the process of going from idea to prototype. It was a great opportunity to use our digital transformation platform, RunMyProcess DigitalSuite, to link innovative startups and urban projects – in a framework that is ready for integration of additional partners."

Wolfgang Ries, Head of Global Marketing, Fujitsu RunMyProcess

Reach out to us and find out more. 


About Smart City Hub


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


BIA-Logo-Full Colour-reverse-RGB.png

Contact Us

Berlin Innovation Agency (berlinplusone GmbH)

Meet us at

Torstraße 203,
10115 Berlin

  • LinkedIn
  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter