WHEN
AUG - NOV

APPLY BEFORE
26 MAY - MIDNIGHT CET

Accelerating the development of sustainable cities

The Urbantech program is a global accelerator program for startups within the urban tech space. Together with the partners of the program, startups will scale their businesses and further the development of sustainable cities.
The program will run through 2019-2021, admitting 10 startups in each cycle.

A world class accelerator

The Urbantech program is a world class accelerator for high potential startups. Our goal is to contribute to further development of sustainable urban solutions.

We want to bring the world’s best startups within the urban tech scope to Denmark and scale their businesses together with the program partnersFor 2019, we are looking for 10 startups and we are open for applications now.

Urbantech Accelerator
Urbantech Blox
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj

Face-to-face engagement

The program is structured like a traditional accelerator with a 3-month onsite program, but unlike other accelerators our end-goal is to create meaningful partnerships between startups and partners.

During the program, we will help you grow your startup and engage you with the partners of the program. After Demo Day, you will additionally have the opportunity to stick around for an extra 3 months.

We don’t take equity

This should be an enjoyable process for all parties, and we don’t want any barriers to keep you from joining the program. That’s why we don’t take any equity. Instead, we’ll give you €15.000 to join, and to help you cover travel and living expenses while in Copenhagen.

All we require from your team is commitment to the program and its partners. On top we will offer several benefits, deals and free services.

Urbantech Accelerator equity
Bloxub
Photo: Rasmus Hjortshøj

Be part of the urban tech hub

The program is hosted by BLOXHUB, which is part of the newly built, state-of-the-art building BLOX on the Copenhagen waterfront. BLOXHUB is an urban tech hub that brings companies, organizations and researchers together to co-create solutions for better cities. The program is powered by Rainmaking.

Timeline

Applications Open

February 26

Fast Track Events

March - May

Application Deadline

May 26, midnight CET

Selection Days

June

Accelerator Start

August 19

Demo Day

November 8

We’re looking for

startup

10 growth-stage startups

team

An experienced team

market-ready

A market-ready solution

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Commitment to the program and its partners

Key Focus Areas

We are looking for startups working within the following areas:

The Built Environment

With increased urbanization, cities are challenged to work towards a sustainable future with quality of life for all.

We are looking for technology-driven and intelligent solutions for the built environment to increase efficiency and support sustainability.


3D Process design
AR / VR
Automation
Energy Intelligence
Progress Monitoring
Re-development
Renewable / Recycled Materials
Smart Materials


Digital Services
Emissions Reduction
Energy Capture Integration
Environment Monitoring
HVAC Management
Resilience
Security

Buildings, Inside & Out

Most of our lives are spent inside. This is where we live, work, learn and play. That’s why these built structures must help sustain a healthy and effortless way of life.

We are interested in solutions where technology improves the time spent inside and around buildings.

Energy & Hyper Connectivity

Cities will continue to evolve with the way buildings and people connect in the future. However, the built environment creates many challenges for connecting efficiently.

We are looking for technologies & services that enable the development of connected solutions.


5G & Fiber applications
AI and Analytics
Energy Infrastructure
Edge Computing
Environment Sensors
EV Charging
Real-time Data
Open (Big) Data


Circular Economy
City Analytics
Digital Inclusion
Energy Community Building
Consumer Data
Intelligent Assets
Interaction Design
User Experience

Liveability

Urbanization and imposing climate changes require new collaborative models and community engagement. The digitally connected cities are challenged to find ways to enhance civic engagement, and improve and retain quality of life.

We are interested in behavioural analytics and UX for the cities of tomorrow.

If your startup is solving an urban challenge outside of this scope, we still encourage you to apply.

Benefits

Corporate Partners

Connections to the leading corporates in your industry for pilot projects, partnership opportunities, and as customers.

Tailored pilot support

Startups get case-by-case pilot facilitation from Rainmaking’s global network of serial entrepreneurs, and experience from doing startup programs in more than 40 countries on three continents.

Masterclasses

Expert-led sessions covering all scaling fundamentals – as well as how to partner with complex large organisations and run successful pilots.

Mentorship

100 carefully selected mentors from the urban tech industry, who provide hands-on support and valuable introductions.

A proven program and global network

A 3-month proven program designed to help you scale your startup even further, plus access to alumni program & network.

Living & working

Each startup will receive €15.000 in cash to cover living expenses. Each startup also get co-working desks at BLOXHUB for free.

Global Scouting

Urbantech will travel around the world to meet the best startups within the urban tech space. Startups will have the opportunity to pitch directly to the scouting team and establish face-to-face connections with decision makers at Urbantech.

To be part of the Fast Track events, please apply below as soon as possible.

Dubai

March 25 ✔

Copenhagen

April 5

Toronto

April 9

Boston

April 10

New York

April 11

Vienna

April 23

Sofia

April 24

Budapest

April 26

Milan

May 6

Aarhus

May 7

Barcelona

May 8

Lisbon

May 9

Zurich

May 14

Paris

May 15

London

May 17

Amsterdam

May 21

Berlin

May 22

Accelerating the development of sustainable cities

Deadline: 26 MAY 2019