Digital Social Innovation Programme (DSI4BCN)

Description / Objectives

Support platform for collaborative and social innovation projects.

Barcelona has long been a major centre for innovation.

With the fourth industrial revolution under way and the new dynamics of technological democratisation and citizen participation, Barcelona also aims to be a major player in digital social innovation processes and to expand its already healthy ecosystem of production initiatives among equals, based on the so-called "commons", with benchmarks such as Goteo, guifi.net and Xnet.

The DSI4BCN network, based on the DSI4EU project, aims to provide support to digital social innovation initiatives that use free, open, decentralised and ethical technologies that respect the general public's digital privacy and draw up a map in order to tackle the challenges facing the general public and ensure the social impact of the solutions.

A good example of an emblematic pilot project in digital social innovation which has a territorial impact is the launch of Barcelona's Maker District, located in Poblenou's industrial area.

It redefines the innovation district and incorporates new technologies and new public players, empowering community-controlled initiatives, as well as initiatives among universities, research institutions, maker spaces, fab labs, social companies, the general public and social movements. It strengthens local, small-scale, circular and collaborative economies that have a social and local impact.

News

Women and young people play a bigger part at the Mobile World Congress

Mon, 25/02/2019 - 17:56h

Smart City. The fair brings together professionals and companies from the technological avant-garde and the city’s digital ecosystem from 25 to 28 February.

5G technology at the service of citizens

Mon, 18/02/2019 - 19:51h

Innovation. The Poblenou superblock and the autonomy of senior citizens as a testing ground for 5G technology.

Europe’s first 3D-printing project incubator opens in Zona Franca

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 18:30h

Innovation. The centre should provide support for 100 business projects in five years.

Employment figures for Barcelona's ICT sector rise above 59,000 people for the first time

Mon, 11/02/2019 - 12:28h

Technology. The Report on the Economic Situation of the City of Barcelona defines the ICT sector and Industry 4.0 as strategic areas that create employment.

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