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A data-driven open innovation program generating solutions

to the challenges that municipalities face

Cities are put under considerable pressure to absorb growing urban population needs while limiting their environmental impact 

of world population will be living in cities in 2050


 of global energy will be consumed by cities in 2050


billions estimated for"SmartCity" market in 2020


At DataCity Lab, we help cities test possible solutions to their upcoming challenges using the resources of their local ecosystem 

We identify a priority challenge common to public authorities and corporates

We gather the 

existing available data from public and private sources

We call out & select local startups to

help solve the challenge

We coordinate an experimentation 

phase in which startups test solutions

We analyse and communicate the results to the general public

We run a 7 to 9 month program from problem definition to solution validation


of  a common challenge to each partner and the city


of the startups to help solve each challenge


of a possible solution between all stakeholders


and communication the results 

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You are a public authority, a corporate, a small company or a startup? You want to contribute to the transition towards a more liveable, inclusive and resilient city? 

DataCity Lab

Carrer d'Estruc, 9

08002 Barcelona