Accelerating innovation in

HealthTech, Smart City and GreenTech

Urban Tech
Urban Tech
in a nutshell
Urban Tech is a 3-year project funded by European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 101005301.
The project will support the acceleration of competitive success of European SMEs through market launch of new or significantly improved products and services with higher value in Health Tech, Smart City and Greentech industry sectors.
in a nutshell

How will we accelerate European SMEs?

Buildings Road
Mapping of Challenges
Mapping of Challenges
We will identify challenges from real organisations in the areas of Healthtech, Greentech and Smart City.
Open Call
We will launch one Open Call for European SMEs willing to solve one or more challenge.
Mapping of Challenges
Green Tech
Urban Tech programme
Selected SMEs will be invited to join international Hackathons and will enter Urban Tech acceleration programme.
Our Focus areas

Mapping of Challenges

We will identify challenges from real organisations in the areas of Healthtech, Greentech and Smart City.
Mapping of Challenges

Open Call

We will launch one Open Call for European SMEs willing to solve one or more challenge.
Smart City

Urban Tech programme

Selected SMEs will be invited to join international Hackathons and will enter Urban Tech acceleration programme.
Urban Tech programme
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  • Map 300 challenges in the areas of Health Tech, Smart City and GreenTech;
  • Launch one Open Call for start-ups and SMEs to provide solutions to one or more Challenges;
  • Invite the selected start-ups and SMEs to participate in 16 international industry hackathons that will identify 80 innovation projects selected for the incubation phase. Winners will receive a 9.500 EUR pre-incubation voucher.
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And all of this because we want to...

  • The 80 businesses incubated in 8 technology parks will deliver minimal viable products (MVPs);
  • 30 products (2-3 per science park) will be selected and rewarded with a grant of 20-30 000 EUR (2nd stage financing) for piloting and large-scale testing;
  • 20 tested and piloted products will be demonstrated to Challenge owners and investors.
03 . 03 . 03 . 03 . 03 . 03 . 03 .

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And all of this because we want to...

  • Increase the competitiveness of European urban tech industries globally by accelerating the success of European start-ups and SMEs through the launch of new or improved products and services;
  • Develop new value chains in emerging Health Tech, Smart City and Greentech industries through the collaboration of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from ICT, energy, transport, new materials, security, biotech and personalized medicine technology sectors;
  • Offer innovative solutions to cross-sectoral challenges, either public or private;
  • Bring together different stakeholders of the industry value-chain to cooperate and innovate together;
  • Support SMEs and start-ups in scaling their solutions and products globally.

More specifically, we will…

  • Map 300 challenges in the areas of Health Tech, Smart City and GreenTech;
  • Launch one Open Call for start-ups and SMEs to provide solutions to one or more Challenges;
  • Invite the selected start-ups and SMEs to participate in 16 international industry hackathons that will identify 80 innovation projects selected for the incubation phase. Winners will receive a 9.500 EUR pre-incubation voucher.

And after that...

  • The 80 businesses incubated in 8 technology parks will deliver minimal viable products (MVPs);
  • 30 products (2-3 per science park) will be selected and rewarded with a grant of 20-30 000 EUR (2nd stage financing) for piloting and large-scale testing;
  • 20 tested and piloted products will be demonstrated to Challenge owners and investors.

And all of this because we want to...

  • Increase the competitiveness of European urban tech industries globally by accelerating the success of European start-ups and SMEs through the launch of new or improved products and services;
  • Develop new value chains in emerging Health Tech, Smart City and Greentech industries through the collaboration of entrepreneurs, start-ups and SMEs from ICT, energy, transport, new materials, security, biotech and personalized medicine technology sectors;
  • Offer innovative solutions to cross-sectoral challenges, either public or private;
  • Bring together different stakeholders of the industry value-chain to cooperate and innovate together;
  • Support SMEs and start-ups in scaling their solutions and products globally.
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