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



The Network of Urban Innovation Centres starts life

Tue, 19/10/2021 - 13:39

Social innovation. The network has been created under the broader Innpulso Network of Science and Innovation Cities.

Welcome to Innovacció 2030

Mon, 04/10/2021 - 15:40

Mobilty and accessibility. New programme to find tech solutions which improve accessibility and mobility in the city.

New research and innovation hub on the site of the former fish market

Wed, 21/07/2021 - 13:45

Urban planning. The site has an area of 46,000 square metres and will help boost the area around the Ciutadella as a leading hub for knowledge in Europe.

A step closer to turning the area by the Ciutadella into a research and innovation hub

Thu, 15/07/2021 - 16:41

Science. The Barcelona Institute of Science and Technology has chosen the Barozzi Veiga studio to construct its building at the former fish market.


Congrés "Smart Mobility Congress"

Del 16/11/2021 al 18/11/2021
Fira Barcelona - Recinte Gran Via
Av Joan Carles I 64 (Hospitalet llobregat)
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