Smart City – Building Scalable Startups!
Developing and activating innovative, scalable solutions and business ideas to make cities smarter.
We support entrepreneurs to realize their Smart City business ideas quickly and successfully.
Through our entrepreneurial ecosystem we provide startups with the necessary contacts to develop their innovative Smart City solutions.
We focus on technologies with the highest relevance for the global Smart City market: Mobility, Data, Building Technologies, Resource Efficiency
Do you have a business idea tackling urban challenges?
Apply for the innovation competition.
- Students with a first business idea on Smart City
- Scientists with a technology relevant for the Smart City market
- Early stage startups on their way to realize business in the Smart City field
Join the Smart City Community!
There are plenty of opportunities for you to join the community and to take advantage of our tailored programs. Take a look e.g. at the TechChallenge, the Bootcamp4Scientists, our Startup Talents or the incubator program XPRENEURS. Come and join the International Entrepreneurs’ Night!
About the Project
The Smart City project aims at developing and activating innovative, scalable solutions and business ideas to make cities smarter. With a team of more than 20 people we identify promising technologies and marketable applications in the Smart City area and support startups to realize their ideas quickly and successfully. The 5-year project with a 5 Mio Euro budget is co-financed by the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs, Energy and Technology.
The Cities’ Challenge
The cities continue to grow and new challenges rise worldwide. Thus, creative and innovative technologies are needed to cope with these challenges and to ensure that cities run as efficient as possible and remain livable. The main challenge is to tackle the transition towards a sustainable, post-carbon society very soon. The City of Munich has set a high goal regarding climate protection: until 2030 the CO² emission per head should be halved compared to 1990.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is a Smart City?
A Smart City provides a better quality of life by using technological innovations. The “smartness” of a city is rated in several dimensions – like smart mobility, smart environment, and smart living. Also, the smart inclusion of its citizens’ activities determines a Smart City.
What technologies are we focusing on?
What’s the project’s vision?
What is the innovation competition of the City of Munich and UnternehmerTUM about?
Open Call for Solutions to Smart City Challenges
Designscapes is a Horizon 2020 European Project and aims to exploit the generative potential of urban environments in the highest possible number of European Cities. The focus is on using design and user engagement to come up with effective solutions to smart city challenges. Are you interested in solving urbanization related challenges? Apply now for the Designscapes call!
The call is divided into three stages. Please remember the deadline for submitting proposals for stage 1 Feasibility Studies is November 30th, 2018! Maximum funding per proposal is 5000€ for stage 1 and 25.000€ for stage 2 and 3 respectively.
Get to know some teams with Smart City solutions from XPRENEURS