The City of Leipzig, Germany started 2022 with the organisation of the innovation competition 'Smart City Challenge Leipzig 2022' . This competition is initiated and managed by the Digital City Unit of Leipzig.
Founders, start-ups, students and established ventures are called to find innovative digital solutions for predetermined questions and challenges in the areas of civil society and municipal administration.
For each challenge, three submitted solutions and ideas from start-ups are selected to be further developed with the municipality. Afterwards, the best of these three ideas will be implemented and practically tested.
The new topics of the Smart City Challenge 2022 were published at a public online event on 11 February 2022. One of the challenges is addressing urban mobility and will raise awareness for sustainable modes of public transport.
The winners get the chance to further develop and implement their ideas and business models with the municipality. This creates an attractive environment for innovations and supports the start-up location of Leipzig. Moreover, participants gain access to an attractive network of founders. With the Smart City Challenge Leipzig new synergies and impulses for joint cooperation and projects will arise between start-ups and established ventures.
The application deadline is 8 April 2022.
- Publication date
- 14 March 2022
- Public and stakeholder involvement