Barcelona City Council is bringing to the Smart City Expo World Congress (19 - 21 November) its Espai Fòrum, a forum for presenting the city’s municipal projects and initiatives from third-sector organisations, associations, emerging enterprises and SMEs.
The collaborative economy was the central theme of the “How to launch a collaborative social project” meeting held on 23 October at InnoBA as part of the DSIPLAY cycle of digital social innovation experiences. Those attending the event discovered several ways of launching a collaborative project and were able to exchange queries and opinions with entrepreneurs from the sector.
The latest edition of the Maker Faire Barcelona, which was held on 5 and 6 October at Nau Bostik, was attended by a total of 10,000 people. The fair attracted 500 participants in all, between exhibitors, speakers and workshop facilitators.
It isn't always easy to secure funding for projects with a social objective and a technological profile. The DSIPLAY cycle of talks is organising an exchange session where various innovative social projects (start-ups) that are already set up and are in the operational phase, will explain the business model they have developed and what obstacles they have encountered along the way.
Do you have a technological initiative that can help Barcelona become a fairer, more egalitarian, more compassionate city? Then now you can share it on the City Council’s stand at the Smart City Expo (from 19 to 21 November). The call is open to all innovative third sector entities, associations, startups and SME's.
Do you believe that technology can help make society more sustainable? Do you fancy taking an acoustic levitation test? Are you interested in knowing how artificial photosynthesis can generate fuels? You’ll be able to discover all this and plenty more at the new DSIPlay cycle and on the tour through new forms of manufacturing and education that will take place on 5 October at the Maker Faire. Digital social innovation is just around the corner. Come along and take part!
Sónar+D was the setting for the presentation of the new Collide International Barcelona Award, with the Dutch artist Rosa Menkman the winner of this first edition. Within the framework of the congress, which finishes on 20 July, Barcelona City Council gives support to people who work in the digital and creative industries sector, in the areas of entrepreneurship and employment.
We present an account of municipal innovation entitled “Barcelona, innovation laboratory” corresponding to the 2015-2019 term of office, which shows the main results achieved in innovation matters through digital innovation strategies and policies.
The first session of experiences from the ‘Impulsem el que fas’ initiative was held on 2 April, bringing together all the organisations that implemented projects within the framework of the 2017 and 2018 calls.
Four videos, eight experiences and a common goal: to achieve a digital city for the people. “The digital revolution must serve the many and not just the few.” Francesca Bria, the Barcelona City Council Commissioner for Digital Technology and Innovation.