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Meet our teams: Hiive – New home for bees

Everybody wants to save the world, but unless you are superwomen, saving the world can be quite of a hassle… However, small actions can make big waves and one of those inspiring projects who aim to make waves is HIIVE. HIIVE, one of the greenest startups in our Future City Incubator, has re-invented the traditional…

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Meet our teams: Calima – Feeling safer with a simple app

You don’t have to be in a risk group or a danger zone to think about safety. We are all exposed to risky situations inside or outside the work place and yet companies spend very little time thinking on how to prevent these situations from happening or escalating.

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Taking Advantage of Empty Space in the City

Meet our teams: kawaloo is one of the teams in our Future City Incubator. The startup is an online marketplace enabling users to rent or lease unused space via a digital platform. How did you come up with the idea for kawaloo? The foundation stone of kawaloo was laid when co-founder Jan wanted to start…

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Smart City Meetup – Resilient Cities

How will Berlin look like in the year 2022? – Come and discuss future scenarios in a post-pandemic era. About this Event Crises drive us to reflect and rethink our old ways of living, which in turn results in innovation and adaptation of new structures. Every challenge is also an opportunity. The ongoing crisis of…

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Ideation day: Cities and businesses after Covid

When innovation is your business you have to think faster and react to a constantly changing environment. In the last 3 months since Covid-19 came into our life, we all had to react quickly. We would like to believe that no one was left behind, but in reality, many of us are struggling to adapt…

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The Journey to Building a Tech MVP

In the past 6 months Fujitsu – the leading Japanese information and communication technology (ICT) company, and RunMyProcess – a Fujitsu company – a Low-Code application process for enterprise companies; have been developing an exciting MVP (Minimum Viable Product) with the aim of addressing urban challenges in the sector of building management. The project, in…

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Post-Pandemic cities – Future scenarios

Is this the end of the world as we know it or 2020 will be just a glitch in the matrix? Review of predictions, opinions, assumptions and speculations of the post covid-19 age.  One of the most noted phrases in the Jewish Talmud says: “Since the day that the Holy Temple was destroyed prophecy has…

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Smart City Ideation Workshop: Cities after COVID-19

Smart City Hub is a private smart city open innovation initiative at the intersection of industry companies, technology companies, startup companies, institutions, and city stakeholders including citizens – reflecting a 360-degree view of the smart city innovation ecosystem. Smart City Hub aims to promote collaboration between all stakeholders, and ideate on urban innovation for the…

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How our startups shape the future of Berlin?

  Future City Incubator teams have big plans for their future as entrepreneurs. In the next 8 months they will work hard to grow from the inside to the outside and build sturdy scalable businesses that will make our life in the city easier. In the next couple of months we will release in-depth interviews…

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Welcome our Teams

In the past months, we received more than 130 applications for the first batch of the Future City Incubator.   The BIA team and our panel of judges – which was made up of people from the public and private sectors; partners, investors and experienced entrepreneurs- selected from a diverse range of applications eight teams…

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Can cities adapt to the new jobs crisis?

In the year 2018, humanity is in the midst of the third industrial revolution, and in some places it is taking the first steps in the fourth (cyber physical systems). The process of computerization and automation has affected almost all industries in the last three decades, and it is far from slowing down. When thinking…

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Smart City Hub – Online Meetup

Berlin Innovation Agency, the facilitator of Smart City Hub, invites you to join its first virtual Smart City Meetup. Smart City Hub is a program facilitated by Berlin Innovation Agency. Together with our partners – Berlin Partner, ALBA, Fujitsu, and more – we work on connecting like-minded innovators to solve urban challenges and improve the quality…

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Releasing our signature startup program: Future City Incubator

Future City Incubator has started its open call looking for  pre-seed startup companies with focus on smart cities. We have our finger on the pulse of times and know what it means: Berlin has a lot and can do even more! In recent years, the German capital has become one of Europe’s largest startup ecosystems.…

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New Work Confessions

Event postponed. New date to be announced. Berlin Innovation Agency invites you to the next New Work Confessions. New Work Confessions is a series of free public events filled with honest stories during which professionals from different worlds share their experience, learnings, success and failures. It’s an ever-growing network of people who want to become…

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Smart City Meetup

Berlin Innovation Agency, the facilitator of Smart City Hub, invites you to the next Smart City Meetup. Smart City Hub is a program facilitated by Berlin Innovation Agency. Together with our partners – Berlin Partner, ALBA, Fujitsu, and more – we work on connecting like-minded innovators to solve urban challenges and improve the quality of city…

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Fujitsu & RunMyProcess Startup Challenge

End to end digital platform development with RunMyProcess RunMyProcess, a Low-Code application process for enterprise companies, together with Fujitsu Japan are seeking qualified applications by startups to co-develop and deploy solutions in the smart city context. The startup contest is focused on tackling urban challenges in the sectors of area-/ or building-management.    The project…

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Alba Challenge: Waste Trucks as Sensor Platforms

How can waste trucks provide high-resolution information on the state of urban systems?  ALBA Group, a leading global recycling and environmental services company with headquarters in Berlin is seeking qualified applications by startups to co-develop and deploy solutions that turn recycling vehicles into smart sensor platforms. This work will initially focus on street-quality (potholes &…

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Daimler Challenge – Pattern-detection in tourist-flows

How can local retailers, mobility providers and city agencies better understand patterns of tourists-flows?  A corporate startup of Daimler is creating an app-based platform for local exploration that allows users to discover nearby experiences in venues such as bars, restaurants, pop-up stores or museums and obtain rewards for visiting that they can redeem at a…

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The next step for connectivity in cities: 5G

In the context of our Smart City Hub we are involved in the development of innovations for the improvement of cities. In this way we have come together with companies and the city of Berlin to tackle urban challenges by bringing 360 degrees of the smart city scene. One big technology that is disrupting this…

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A new sector for cross-industry innovation

A new sector for cross-industry innovation – Keynote by Darius Moeini

“Think of a connected city – instead of a connected mobility system. Be a collaborative company.” Smart Cities are a subject that many want to be involved in, but not many understand. If you wish to get a better grasp of the challenges that stand on the way of innovation in Smart City context –…

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BIA welcomes 2020 & FUTURE CITY Incubator launch

Berlin Innovation Agency (BIA) welcomes the new decade with a bang: Join us for the BIA relaunch & the launch of our incubator program 2019 was an exciting year for us. After leaving the joint venture partnership with our friends from NUMA, we have taken the time to experiment with programs, themes, and partners –…

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New Leadership: Monsters Inc. Theory

In the animated film from 2002 Pixar shows with Monsters Inc. a successful energy factory of the Monster World. Night after night, the big frightening monsters enter children’s rooms all over the world via cupboard doors and collect the cries of fear of their inhabitants. The greater the fright and the louder the cry, the…

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