According to the UN World Urbanization Prospects, 54% of the world’s population live in urban regions, and projections suggest this will increase to 66% by 2050. In addition, megacities are increasing while rural populations are shrinking.
Cities not only offer opportunities for economic development but it is also often cheaper and more environmentally friendly to provide basic services in densely populated areas rather than rural areas. In other words, sustainable urbanization is key to successful development.
Accelerating the development of sustainable cities – one pilot at a time
At Urbantech, we believe that the best way to create impact at scale is through corporate-startup engagement. Startups bring innovative ideas and technologies that can solve today’s fundamental problems, while corporates have the experience and resources to bring these ideas to scale.
Each year we bring together the world’s best urbantech startups with our corporate partners, COWI, EWII and VKR/VELUX in Copenhagen, Denmark to help accelerate the development of sustainable cities.
We transform cities through the knowledge created through our program
We make it a priority to help the knowledge created through Urbantech escape into the wider ecosystem. We do this to support Denmark as an Urbantech Hub and to deepen the sustainability mindset in the people, companies – and the wider ecosystem.
Urbantech Impact Reports
Urbantech Impact Index Report
In partnership with Impact Index
It’ll mess with your mind a bit, and will introduce you to some new challenges – with that, and a set of other exciting indicators, the Index Impact Project is able to profile startups in a fresh light. And in this report you’ll also meet three case studies – Kobots, InfoTiles and Parametric.
Regenerative Cities Report
in partnership with Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies
Explore possible futures, including tools like the Futures Cone, learn more about Planetary Boundaries – and map your work against the Regenerative Framework.