Innovating European Smart City, Green Tech and Health Tech industries with Urban Tech


In October, CIVITTA took over the leadership of the pan-European project URBAN TECH, which aims to find solutions to the challenges of both private and public sector organizations and develop new industrial value chains in the three emerging areas, helping to shape a healthy, smart and green urban environment of the future.

How will we do it?

  • Urban Tech will map 300 challenges in the areas of Health Tech, Smart City and GreenTech industries.
  • The project will launch 3 Open Calls for start-ups and SMEs to provide solutions to one or more Challenges. Selected start-ups and SMEs will be invited to participate in 16 international industry hackathons which will identify 80 innovation projects selected for the incubation phase.
  • 80 businesses incubated in 8 technology parks will deliver minimal viable products (MVPs).
  • 30 products will be selected and rewarded with a grant for piloting and large-scale testing.
  • 20 tested and piloted products will be demonstrated to Challenge owners and investors.
  • 20 innovative solutions with the highest potential of commercialization receive GOING GLOBAL support.

The project is being implemented by 10 more partners from 9 countries: Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Turku Science and Technology Park in Finland, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Center at the University of Graz in Austria, Mälardalens University in Sweden, Energy Agency Energiesparverband in Austria, Karlsruhe Technology Region IT Network in CyberForum in Germany, Kaunas Science and Technology Park from Lithuania, Gdansk Science and Technology Park from Poland and communication agency LOBA from Portugal.

Read more about the project and how you can contribute HERE and follow Urban Tech for project news and updates.

If you are interested in joining our network and would like to receive more information, please contact:

Reesi Lepa
Project Coordinator
[email protected]

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