NUMA Berlin presents


Building together tomorrow's cities

Launching soon!


DataCity Berlin is the first open innovation program created by NUMA, in partnership with the City of Berlin.

DataCity objective is to use data to design solutions tailored for the benefit of tomorrow’s cities. With the support of multiple stakeholders, we set up experimentation fields to allow startups to test their cutting-edge prototypes. Corporates and local authorities benefit from the solutions through new business opportunities, new services or quality improvement.





  • Define

  • Select

  • Experiment

  • Scale


3 months


During this phase, we work with our corporate sponsors to define the challenges startups will apply to. It is a critical phase, key to ensuring long-lasting results. We apply strict criteria to select the challenges we will present to the ecosystem:


  • Business model: ability to generate value for the city, the startup and the corporate sponsor.
  • Open Innovation fit: interest in addressing the challenge through an open innovation program,  compared to a traditional approaches.
  • Time to market: possibility to test a solution quickly and generate revenues in the coming year.


  • C40 cities

    Mark Watts



    "Any innovations generated through DataCity and implemented in one C40 city could ultimately benefit the 90 other cities across the network and beyond. C40 are excited to work with NUMA and the next generation of startups in cities around the world on this crucial agenda."
  • smart city changemaker

    Pranay Krishen

    CEO, Linc


    "DataCity’s unique acceleration model is a combination of three effective ingredients: a constrained scope of application for our startup technology; a confined timeline to force rapid execution; and structured interactions with the key corporate stakeholders who best understand the market needs. This approach has taken us from initial introduction to promising corporate relationships in a matter of weeks."
  • smart city changemaker

    Fabrice Casciani

    Project Manager, EDF R&D


    “DataCity was a tremendous opportunity to test our approach on energy communities. Our collaboration with Linc boosted our project, and led us even further on the way of creating new and attractive offers for our customers.”

Who is it for

City authorities

Co-develop solutions with international startups.
Engage a local Corporate Ecosystem.
Share learnings from other Cities dealing with similar issues.
Engage your communities into actual field innovations.
Reinforce your international attractiveness for startups.

Get in touch

Access international markets.
Work with international public and private leaders in your sector.
Accelerate your international go-to-market strategy.
Access exclusive data sets from DataCity corporates partners.
Benefit from a network of experts and mentors dedicated to your business.


Strengthen your company’s leadership in Innovation for Climate Change. 
Get access to startups developing innovative solutions for sustainability. 
Connect with global Private and Public leaders.
Engage your teams into an open-innovation program.

Get in touch with the team



City partner

Global Program Partner