Urban Innovation Platform
Description / Objectives
The Barcelona Urban Innovation Platform (PIU) is a place for reflection and dialogue between Barcelona City Council’s various areas and the parties in the quadruple helix (the public, the world of academia, the business network and the public administration) that provides a structure for the support, acceleration and distribution of innovation in the city.
It is composed of all the people in the BIT Habitat Foundation’s governing bodies. This is a total of 100 people from different fields and disciplines who are committed to working together to make Barcelona more inclusive, sustainable, resilient and safe.
The first agreement between the members of the PIU is set out in the document Commitment to boosting innovation in Barcelona. A common and agreed narrative capturing the shared vision of what is understood by the term innovation, the purposes and people it should serve, and the commitments reached to promote it in the city.
In order to promote innovation in Barcelona and respond collectively to the urban challenges facing the city, the members of the PIU have made the following commitments:
- To collaborate in an honest and productive manner, acknowledging their paths and differences.
- To be open to the incorporation of new visions and perspectives from an intersectional approach.
- To review and periodically rethink their structures, priorities and processes in order to respond to the needs, demands and aspirations of the people who live and work in Barcelona and its Metropolitan Area.
- To identify and prioritise missions that require joint, courageous and urgent action as a city.