• Official image of the call The Proactive City 2022

    The Proactive City. Innovation with impact

    Call for grant applications for urban innovation projects for 2022


    Until 27 May
  • Agenda 2030 Awards Banner.

    We are looking for innovative initiatives to help achieve our city’s sustainable development goals


    Until June 14
  • Barcelona

    Barcelona ranks seventh among cities receiving the most tech investment

    The Barcelona Observatory shows the strength of the Catalan capital’s brand in the overall context of the economic crisis caused by the pandemic



  • Delivery of technological material from Connectem Barcelona

    Taking stock of “Connectem Barcelona” with the 30 partners involved in the project 

    “Connectem Barcelona” aims to reduce the digital gap among vulnerable families in Trinitat Nova (Nou Barris)

  • Algorithms

    The Global Observatory of Urban Artificial Intelligence’s new report on AI Ethics



  • Ca l'Alier, headquarters of the BIT Hab Foundation

    New boost for urban innovation in Barcelona



  • Illustration on digital rights

    We are publishing a repository of 46 initiatives from city residents in defence of digital rights.

    Check it out!



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Roof with vegetation in the Fàbrica del Sol.

The aim of the awards is to recognise and disseminate innovative and inspiring initiatives in a variety of sectors (in the fields of business, social, communication and education) to help achieve our city’s sustainable development goals.

A woman picks up the laptop provided by Connectem Barcelona

“Connectem Barcelona” aims to reduce the digital gap among vulnerable families in Trinitat Nova (Nou Barris). During the first stage, 277 people received support, and now have a quality laptop and a solid Internet connection. Twenty-four information sessions were also organised, along with visits to the Cibernàrium and training support.

Presentation of the report on the ethics of AI in politics during the Smar City Expo 2021.

During the Smart City Expo World Congress 2021, the Global Observatory of Urban AI (GOUAI) presented its newly published report “AI Ethics in policy and action: city governance of algorithmic-decision systems”, which aims to set an ethical framework to guide cities’ applications of algorithmic decision systems.


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