Program running. Re-opening in 2020.

Accelerating the development of sustainable cities

The program will run through 2019-2021, admitting 10 startups in each cycle.
The first cohort joined the program August 19 2019

A world class accelerator

Urbantech is a non-equity, pilot-focused innovation program hosted in Denmark. The program works in tailored processes with growth stage startups who are creating solutions in urban technology.

We accelerate pilot projects, sales and high-level corporate engagements during a three month program. We connect startups and corporate companies, so a startup like yours can create meaningful projects with some of the biggest companies in Denmark.

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.

€15.000 and no 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
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.


Applications Open

February 26

Fast Track Events

March - May

Application Deadline

May 26, midnight CET

Selection Days

June 25-27

Accelerator Start

August 19

Demo Day

November 8

We’re looking for


10 growth-stage startups


An experienced team


A market-ready solution


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
Energy Intelligence
Modularity in Urban Environments
Renewable / Recycled Materials
Smart Materials

Digital Services
Emissions Reduction
Energy Capture Integration
Environment Monitoring
HVAC Management

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


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.


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.


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


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. Additionally, Amazon Web Services will provide startups with $100,000 in AWS Promotional Credit as well as business support for 1 year.

Accelerating the development of sustainable cities

Program running. Applications will be Re-opening in 2020.