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“Barcelona has a strong community of digital innovators focused on social impact and the maker movement is part of it.” – Tomás Díez, Fab Lab Barcelona Director.

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“It’s amazing to be able to approach technology without any fear, such as, “I can do this, right?” – Antonia Folguera, a Sonar+D curator.

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“Governments need to change. They are no longer vending machines offering health, education, transport or lighting, but work and act as facilitators to create common solutions.” – Anna Majó, the Director of Digital Innovation Director at Barcelona City Council.

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In 2017, “We're promoting what you do” subsidised ten projects with a €350,000 budget. The projects funded provided a solution for high social-impact needs, such as recycling, training and digital inclusion, reducing the digital gap and fighting against energy poverty.

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The latest issue of the magazine Barcelona Metròpolis is out now, and is dedicated to the digital city and the round table discussion “Digitalisation in the city: how are data generated and who controls them?”, which took place at Ca l’Alier as part of Mobile Week.

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Maker Morning # 5 will take place on Wednesday 6 March at InnoBa, Barcelona Activa's new centre for social and economic innovation. It will be the first Maker Morning get-together in 2019.

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As part of the City and Science Biennale, we have designed and developed innovative solutions for four challenges relating to healthy, sustainable eating habits, together with a hundred young people aged twelve to fifteen from three city secondary schools.

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The office of the Commissioner for Technology and Digital Innovation organised two round tables – 'Public Money = Public Code' and 'Cities Coalition for Digital Rights' – at Ca l’Alier on Wednesday 23 January to tell the general public about the latest municipal developments in digital rights and sovereignty.

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Beepath is an interdisciplinary project that aims to introduce citizen science into the schools of Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area. This is an activity concerning mobility and geolocalisation, aimed at 3rd and 4th year secondary school (ESO) teachers and students. It is based on three interrelated principles: education, science and technology.

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The “BCN Plays Things Right” challenge has two main objectives. The first is to obtain reliable data on the use and state of repair of play areas and to adapt them to the preferences of young children and the people accompanying them, and the second is to develop a system of active listening, which will make it possible to systematically include their evaluations.

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