International, Digital Ideas Competition #SolutionsForCities

On 28.10.2020 the Call for Solutions for the international, digital ideas competition #SolutionsForCities starts.

Worldwide cities face similar challenges. This has become even more visible through the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The pandemic situation has generated inspiring creativity and solidarity. How can we transfer innovative solutions from the pandemic to the future? How can we promote sustainable urban development for the common good? With the international, digital idea competition #SolutionsForCities the International Smart Cities Network (ISCN) aims to find answers to these questions.

Through internationally networked cooperation, important findings from the pandemic period are to be made available for urban development oriented towards the common good. Initiated by the German Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community, the idea competition supports cities and municipalities in finding digital solutions for their current local challenges. During a two-day virtual Challenge Lab, the Smart Cities model projects and the partner cities of the ISCN identified current challenges in the respective cities.

Call for Solutions from October 28 to November 09, 2020  

On 28.10.2020 the Call for Solutions starts, which is a global call for the submission of digital solutions for the common good. It is aimed at international companies and start-ups, as well as local authorities, research institutions and projects, and civil society. The Call for Solutions opens on October 28 2020 during the Smart City Day at the Smart Country Convention 2020. Until November 9 2020, digital solutions can be submitted on the platform as response to the published urban challenges.

Scalathon from November 23rd – 25th 2020 

The Scalathon is the coreat the heart of the ideas competition and will take place from November 23rd – 25th 2020. During the three-day virtual workshop, selected solution providers will work closely together with the respective city or municipality, further develop the digital solutions and adapt them to the concrete local challenges. The winning teams of the ideas competition will be announced at a virtual event in early December.