“You can continue planning to run your city with the same methods and the same people and same organizations - but disruption is gonna happen again and again and again.“ Anthony Townsend , City Rebels Episode 1 Just before the end of the year we are more than happy to announce that we have released our fir...Read more
November showed Jonas and Dominik that winter indeed is coming (-28°C!) as they were invited to Nur-Sultan, former Astana and capital of Kazakhstan, to take part in the Seedstars Summit CEE 2019. A famous saying that great companies can be born everywhere is not an empty slogan. They’ve met entrepreneurs from Yerevan, ...Read more
Why do Smart City Brands fail (and thrive)? This was the question Jonas asked a room full of investment promotion agencies from around the world at this year’s City Nation Place Global Conference in London. His call to the participants: try to find the “hidden heroes” and stories of your community, the true bottom-up inn...Read more
As one of the main events in October we hosted this year’s Climathon, a hackathon on climate challenges happening all around the world on the 25-26th of October. Taking over the Futurium - the German government’s new house of futures, we’ve gathered 100+ hackers to spend 24h relentlessly coding for the city in times of c...Read more
Rolling out open air quality data to 200 cities in 18 months To us, Airly is Europe’s most exciting air quality start-up. The guys and girls come from Krakow, one of Southern Poland’s coal regions where bad air is a daily reality. What they have achieved just blows our mind, which is scaling their air quality measurement...Read more
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