Barcelona: Open for business, open for innovation
What is BCN | Open Challenge?
Barcelona City Council, in the framework of Barcelona Growth, and Citymart.com announce a new international call to invite global SMEs to propose their innovative solutions to six different challenges for the city of Barcelona.
BCN|Open Challenge is a new programme to open up the city administration and services to businesses and entrepreneurs from all around the world delivering solutions that can transform and improve public services, create a more inclusive city, accelerate innovation and leverage public spending more effectively to deliver better services.
BCN | Open Challenge consists of three actions:
- A Call for Solutions to businesses and entrepreneurs with interest in working in Barcelona to present their innovations to improve the quality of services in the city. This is backed up by a commitment to procure and implement the high impact innovations to improve services and cut costs for the companies landing in Barcelona;
- Creation of a EUR 1M Innovation Fund to support municipal departments in the procurement and implementation costs;
- Barcelona Growth offers business incentives to winning companies combining space for landing in Barcelona, possible tax breaks for mobile companies, growth and landing services (including finance, talent, agenda) and certified references.
In the coming weeks the terms & conditions and the participation process will be published.