Every year, the New Cities Foundation selects 15 path-breaking startups and social enterprises to join our community of Global Urban Innovators. It is a no-cost initiative through which we seek to leverage our resources and network to shine the spotlight on promising urban innovations and support them throughout the year towards a global impact on city living.

The New Cities Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2010.
Our vision is of a world where cities drive economic, social and environmental progress.

Our mission is to shape a better urban future for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship. We do this by building and empowering our global network, convening events and conducting pragmatic research.

We are supported by a diverse group of Members who share our belief in the potential of this century of cities and our passion for urban innovation.

The Global Urban Innovators initiative is part of our mission to shape a better urban future for all...
Every year, the New Cities Foundation selects 15 path-breaking startups and social enterprises to join our community of Global Urban Innovators. It is a no-cost initiative through which we seek to leverage our resources and network to shine the spotlight on promising urban innovations and support them throughout the year towards a global impact on city living.

The New Cities Foundation is a non-profit organization established in 2010.
Our vision is of a world where cities drive economic, social and environmental progress.

Our mission is to shape a better urban future for all by fostering urban innovation and entrepreneurship. We do this by building and empowering our global network, convening events and conducting pragmatic research.

We are supported by a diverse group of Members who share our belief in the potential of this century of cities and our passion for urban innovation.

The Global Urban Innovators initiative is part of our mission to shape a better urban future for all. We choose Global Urban Innovators for their radically new approach to transforming and improving cities.

Global Urban Innovators benefit from an exceptional program to help them achieve their goals, including:
- Mentorship
- Privileged access to the New Cities Foundation network
- Global media exposure

We leverage our unparalleled access in the urban sector to:
- Scale Global Urban Innovators’ projects globally
- Give innovators an international voice as change-makers
- Build a diverse ecosystem of actors to foster innovation at the urban scale

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR :
We are looking for cutting edge startups and social enterprises that use technology to address urban challenges in our four focus areas: Urban infrastructure and services, Placemaking, Mobility, Health and Wellbeing.

To be selected, your projects must:
- Have demonstrable urban applications
- Leverage the power of technology
- Have completed a pilot or prototype with tangible results
- Be radically innovative
- Show potential to scale
- Be less than five years old

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