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Urban
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Urban Innovation

Our Mission

We firmly believe in achieving deep decarbonization by advancing and promoting environmentally friendly solutions, harnessing the power of digital innovation to pave the way for a smart city.

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What we do

At Urban Innovation we facilitate meaningful connections, offer expert feedback to enhance your product-market fit, connect you with the right investors, and uncover global expansion opportunities on our Delegation trips.

Urban Innovation is initiated by the Climate Tech Hub e.V. and funded by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Enterprises and co-funded by the European Union.

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Our Partner regions

Berlin

Berlin

Berlin, the EU's vibrant startup capital, attracts diverse, multilingual talent from around the world. It birthed twice as many startups as any other German city in 2022. The government's strategic initiatives, including a €30 billion fund, solidify its position. The city's central location, seamlessly connected to the continent, cements Berlin's position as the startup capital of the EU.

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New York

New York

As the U.S.'s most populous city, New York City boasts the nation's largest consumer base. Its vibrant startup ecosystem, valued at $147 billion, supports over 25,000 tech-enabled startups with a diverse talent pool from world-class academic institutions.

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Detroit

Detroit

Detroit, a key mobility tech hub, houses industry giants such as Amazon and Ford. Rebounding from a downturn triggered by the auto industry, the city now focuses on new mobility, notably showcased in Ford's Michigan Central, a hub for innovative startups, experts, academics, and community leaders collaborating on solutions for societal challenges.

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China

China

China, a startup powerhouse, hosts tech firms surpassing $1 trillion in value. With Beijing's resurgent ecosystem, China-focused venture capitalists wield $105 billion for investments (March 2022). The Research Fund for International Scientists fosters global collaboration in basic research within China.

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Singapore

Singapore

As a flourishing hub for global startups, Singapore's pro-business environment fuels its digital economy. Boasting around 4,000 tech startups and over 220 accelerators, the ecosystem, ranked #7 in the Global Innovation Index 2022, offers attractive incentives like tax deductions, making it a magnet for international businesses and talent.

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London

London

London stands as an unparalleled global technology capital, boasting Europe's densest cluster of Cleantech ventures. With over $1 trillion in tech company value, three top-40 universities, and double the VC funding of any other European city, London is an enticing hub for innovation and investment.

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Who we work with

Key Facts

Our Impact

Opinions

What people say about us

Fiona McCullagh

Client and Partnerships Director at Newfound

»Newfound had the pleasure of working with Urban Innovation on a pitch practice workshop during its cleantech mission program. The session produced excellent results, with the companies gaining great insights and many takeaways from the workshop and Q&A session.«

Dr. Dale Rickert

Global Head of Product at GREENTECH FESTIVAL

»In my work, I need to be in contact with the leading edge of sustainable technology, and through Urban Innovation and their network, I invariably meet incredible people doing incredible things. I can't count the number of startups I've met through their programs that have gone on to take the stage all over the world as part of our global series.«

Ludwig Speidel

CFO at Swobbee

»Urban Innovation supported us in our expansion abroad and helped us to establish connections to start our journey in New York. The connections established helped us in our expansion, enhancing our path to electrify urban mobility.«