Urban Innovation Platform

Description / Objectives

A place for reflection and dialogue between the public, the world of academia, the business network and the public administration to boost innovation in the city.


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.

See the manifesto



Llibre Blanc de la interrelació entre Art, Ciència, Tecnologia i Societat a Espanya 2023

FECYT presents the White Paper on the interrelationship of art, science, technology and society in Spain

Fri, 16/06/2023 - 18:35

Art and science. The publication was presented at an event that took place at the Sónar+D digital art and culture meeting.

Call for innovative ideas to generate shade in public spaces

Thu, 15/06/2023 - 14:03

Climate emergency. The goal is to reduce heat and protect local people’s health against the effects of climate change.

New projects to improve coexistence in the neighbourhoods in “La ciutat proactiva”

Wed, 31/05/2023 - 12:05

Projects can be submitted until 22 June.

Call for the 2030 Agenda Awards

Tue, 04/04/2023 - 10:58

2030 Agenda. Candidacies can be put forward until 10 May.


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