Program - Datacity
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WHAT IS DATACITY

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DataCity is the ultimate response for cities to accelerate innovation through collaboration. DataCity is a global open innovation program that brings together cities, companies, and startups to address together city challenges and develop solutions to build sustainable and efficient cities, using data and technologies. Our motto: smart collaboration for a smart city!

CORPORATES

STARTUPS

LOCAL AUTHORITIES

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Timeline

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  • Define




  • Select




  • Experiment




  • Share

Define

3 months

 

During this phase, we work with the city agencies and our corporate sponsors to define the urban challenges startups will apply to. DataCity’s bottom-up approach to transform local urban issues into concrete challenges to solve is problem-oriented and user-centric, ensuring the relevance of the solutions developed and experimented with alongside startups. 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.
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Who is it for

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CITIES

Define impact-driven challenges and test innovative solutions to your priorities
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Learn from and share learnings with cities facing similar issues
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Scan and engage with the corporate and startup ecosystems on city sustainability and efficiency issues
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Foster leadership on fighting climate change and increasing efficiency in urban services
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Enhance access to data and leverage private data for the benefit of public good

Join the movement
STARTUPS

Gain access to international markets
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Design a new offer based on the needs of large scale stakeholders
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Work with international public and private leaders in your sector
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Accelerate your international go-to-market strategy
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Access exclusive data sets from Datacity corporate partners
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Benefit from a network of experts and mentors dedicated to your business

Apply
CORPORATES

Co-develop and test innovative solutions to validate business opportunity and develop commercial offers
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Connect with global private and public leaders
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Strengthen your company’s leadership on innovation towards more sustainable cities
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Engage your team in an open-innovation program and gain knowledge of methodologies to accelerate problem solving
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Get a 360° overview of the startups ecosystem in your sector

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Key metrics season 1

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30+
Private and Public Data Sets used
In Paris and Casablanca Editions
20,000+
Start-ups identified in our Database
200+
City Issues Identified
In Paris and Casablanca editions
15
Corporate Partners
Involved in Paris and Casablanca editions
700
Applications
In Paris and Casablanca editions
1000
Participants to DataCity events
In Paris and Casablanca editions