Smart City Challenge Leipzig

Topics 2022

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The City of Leipzig organises an annual innovation competition with the title „Smart City Challenge Leipzig“. Founders, start-ups, students and established ventures are called upon to find innovative digital solutions for predetermined questions and challenges in the areas of civil society and municipal administration.

The competition is realised in cooperation with the Smart City Infrastructure Hub Initiative (external Link) and fits seamlessly into the existing activities of Leipzig’s start-up ecosystem.

For each challenge, three submitted solutions and ideas from start-ups are selected to be further developed with the municipality. Afterwards the best of these three ideas will be implemented and practically tested.

Benefits of taking part at the Smart City Challenge

The winners get the chance to further develop and implement their ideas and business models with the municipality. This creates an attractive environment for innovations and supports the start-up location of Leipzig. Moreover, participants gain access to an attractive network of founders. With the Smart City Competition, new synergies and impulses for joint cooperation and projects will arise between start-ups and established ventures.

The Smart City Challenge enables the municipality to test and implement digital innovations in the form of pilot projects as a solution for municipal and social challenges. The range of pilot projects to be implemented with start-ups reach from new products, processes to new digital services. The exchange between municipality and civil society leads towards an open mind-set for innovations and supports the digital transformation process.

Topics 2022

Sustainable mobility bonus for Leipzig

How can innovative digital solutions create incentives for Leipzig citizens to use sustainable forms of mobility?

Category: Mobility

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Digital metering, monitoring and low-threshold information for users of public buildings

How can a comprehensive digital recording of energy consumptions and a further automation of monitoring including a target group-oriented provision of consumption, greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs be achieved to raise user awareness?

Category: Energy & Smart City


Leipzig Municipal Libraries: Online ordering system for class sets and media boxes

Which digital solutions can be used to make the order management of media boxes and class sets transparent, appealing and reliable in planning for educators and teachers?

Category: Civil Society


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Contact for organizational questions

Contact persons regarding content related question can be found in each challenge.

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