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, 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.


Promoting commerce digitalisation, with the Viba card

Thu, 28/06/2018 - 10:01h

Commerce digitalisation. The digitalisation of local commerce is moving forward with the Viba Barcelona card, a customer loyalty scheme that will be launched this autumn, initially in the Eixample district.

Mobile World Congress 2018

Business exchange and collaboration between Barcelona and Kyoto

Fri, 22/06/2018 - 17:06h

Smart City. The deal aims to facilitate connections and help discover the ecosystem in each city.

Eleven Barcelona companies at the Mobile World Congress Shanghai

Fri, 15/06/2018 - 10:37h

Digital entrepreneurship. Eleven Barcelona companies will be taking part in the Mobile World Congress in Shanghai, from 27 to 29 June, in order to seek synergies with the Asian market.


Barcelona, the second European headquarters for the mobile bank N26

Thu, 14/06/2018 - 14:40h

Digital economy. Barcelona será, a partir de setiembre, la segunda sede europea de la empresa de finanzas N26, The Mobile Bank.


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