The Smart City App Hack brings together a global network of smart cities that face similar challenges and share one vision: to turn citizens into App Makers, empowering them to build apps and businesses that will make for a better city.
Participants can find inspiration in our cities main themes: urban mobility, energy & emissions, shopping & retail, culture & tourism, and the collaborative city. A global team of mobile experts helps participants to build their app over the course of 7 months: from idea to final app. A final award gala at Smart City Expo 2015 rounds up the project.
The Smart City App Hack is sponsored by FIWARE and MasterCard both providing invaluable support including mentorship in their respective areas. The project has been initiated by the City of Barcelona as an open platform for cities around the world wishing to foster local entrepreneurship and value creation for their citizens.