Description / Objectives

A digital social innovation experiences cycle open to the public.

Digital Social Innovation (DSI) plays a part in numerous initiatives and projects being implemented in Barcelona.  Incorporating the DSI perspective into work processes means using digital technology to take on social challenges and thereby ensure that the technological revolution has a positive impact on the city and all its residents.

The DSIPLAY cycle is aimed at introducing the most outstanding social innovation projects, as well as their social impact, returns and feasibility, and at disseminating that culture among other communities and citizens.

It is also intended to promote synergies between urban stakeholders and citizens, generating mutual learning in areas such as technological entrepreneurship, participation, the  maker world, the collaborative and circular economy and the use of data.


Exchange and learning

A programme of experiences made up of routes, open interviews, workshops and debates will be used by DSIPLAY to give a voice to professionals working with digital social innovation (people from the world of entrepreneurship, engineering, creativity, the third sector, investments and so on) so they can share with the public and institutions how their tools and projects can help to improve and solve urban challenges of global social interest. 

DSIPLAY is a cycle launched by Barcelona City Council and Barcelona Activa in collaboration with all the companies and bodies represented below. 



"New forms of production and learning for transforming society". Tour inside the Maker Faire Barcelona.
Nau Bostik.


“New incubation and funding models for innovative social projects”

Barcelona TechCity.


“How to set up a collaborative social project”

InnoBA, Can Jaumandreu.


“Proprietary technology: how to make (a) business grow with a purpose”, by the Mozilla Foundation. As part of DecidimFest 

Fabra i Coats.


“Social development in the Fab Lab Network” 

Les Corts Fab Lab.


“The future of urban food”

Fab City Hub.


“Ethics in data use and management” 



“How to protect the commons from resource extractivism. Open networks and open knowledge” 


Collaborating entities


Maker Faire Barcelona devotes its programme to the circular economy

Thu, 03/10/2019 - 12:12

Technology. Hundreds of local and international makers will be sharing their Society 4.0 projects at the Maker Faire on 5 and 6 October. This year's event is being held at Nau Bostik in Sant Andreu.

City commitment to the 2030 Agenda

Tue, 17/09/2019 - 11:51

2030 Agenda. An institutional and public drive to fulfil the seventeen sustainable development goals.

Michael Donaldson Carbón. Comissionat d’Innovació Digital, Administració Electrònica i Bon Govern de l'Ajuntament de Barcelona

Barcelona appoints a new commissioner for Digital Innovation, e-Government and Good Governance

Thu, 12/09/2019 - 10:07

The new commissioner, Michael Donaldson Carbón, is part of the third Deputy Mayor’s Office for the 2030 Agenda, Digital Transformation, Sports and Territorial and Metropolitan Coordination, led by Laia Bonet.

Ateneu de Fabricació Digital, Parc tecnològic, Nou Barris, Barcelona

A digital manufacturing and learning centre opens in Nou Barris

Thu, 16/05/2019 - 11:38

Smart City. A digital production centre for citizens, the education community and enterprise.


I Convocatoria d'arts i tecnologia per a joves creadors 'La Roda'

From 07/01/2020 to 24/01/2020
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)

Trobada 'Desenvolupem projectes 3D'

From 22/01/2020 to 25/03/2020
Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)

Portes obertes 'Meetups'

Punt Multimèdia de Sants - Montjuïc Casa del Mig
C Muntadas 1 (Sants-Montjuïc)
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