CREATIVITY X TECH X SUSTAINABILITY
27 & 28th May 2023
Berlin and Barcelona are two European cities that stand out when it comes to entrepreneurship, sustainability efforts and creativity at large.
In 2023, we will organize a hybrid lab to bring together creatives and entrepreneurs from both cities to propose new ways to generate engagement and foster collective climate action. We believe that the combination of the business skills of ones, and the creativity and explorative mindset of others, can bring to life unique ideas.
The two winning projects will be presented at the Smart Cities Conference that will take place in Barcelona 2023.
The festival will bring together 20 people from Berlin and 20 people from Barcelona.
They will work in 10 groups of 4 people, 2 people from each city.
The program will have a hybrid format, half will take place online,
and the other half offline. All activities will take place after regular work hours
so everyone can participate.
How can Barcelona’s and Berlin’s creative and entrepreneurial ecosystems join forces to foster collective climate action?
Both cities are committed to increasing their sustainability efforts, Barcelona is planning to reduce emissions by 45% by 2030 (link), and Berlin is planning to be climate-neutral by 2045 (link).
The labs want to build bridges between cities and industries and explore a wide arrange of ideas that can help achieve both of those goals. The resulting projects do not need to be startups, they can range from city-scale games, to communication campaigns, ways to foster cross-initiatives, etc.
March - April 2023 _ Open applications
May 23rd 2023
Kick-Off + Inspirational Session
> Round table
May 25th 2023
May 27th & 28th 2023
Prototyping & Communication
> Field Work
OUTPUT: Deck + prototype
Soho Store X Studio: Berlin
Torstrasse 1, 10119, Berlin, Germany
Soho Port Vell Studio: Barcelona
Plaça Del Duc De Medinaceli, 2, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
May 30th 2023 (online)
18h-20h CET/ 13-15h ET
November 7th -9th 2023 (IRL - Barcelona)
Presentation at Smart City Expo 2023
why we do this
The aim of the lab is to build bridges between Barcelona and Berlin citizens that can benefit from collaborating with each other as well as fostering connections between industries. Also, we aim to promote local talent as well as raising awareness about climate action and generating ideas that could potentially be implemented.
The festival is open to anyone interested in meeting new people (locally and from other cities), creating new synergies between Berlin and Barcelona but also between the entrepreneurial and artistic worlds to foster collective climate action and make their city more sustainable and green.
We are looking for people from very diverse backgrounds, ages, and skills, but mostly entrepreneurs and creatives ( new media artists, designers, painters, etc) focused on sustainability.
Join us, we can guarantee you won't regret the experience!