Citymart.com helps cities define their needs, publish them to the marketplace and
discover the available solutions.
Providers travel to 100 Cities to find 1 customer.
Calls for Solutions help providers find those cities in need of their solutions
and provides cities the advice and tools to evaluate the results.
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See which Calls for Solutions are live right now and submit your Showcase for evaluation
by global cities at the click of a button.
Cities Pilot to End Poverty.
Two-year Programme designed by Citymart.com and Dublin City Council to find the most innovative technologies to end poverty and implement them in real life.
Barcelona calls for proven social innovations
Barcelona calls for solutions to tackle some of the most challenging social problems.
Interested in publishing a Call for Solutions?
Calls for Solutions are a complete service to help organizations define their needs,
publish them and discover the best solutions in the global marketplace.
What is a Call for Solutions?
Since 2009, Citymart.com has published more than 70 Calls for Solutions in partnership with
global cities covering challenges such as “The Future of Biking” in Copenhagen,
“Automation of Urban Services” in Barcelona and “5 Million Affordable Housing Units”
Cities publish Calls for Solutions to gain systematic intelligence about available
approaches to meet a need, to maximize on an opportunity to improve lives, or to solve a problem.
On average, cities report, that they find 7-10x as many solutions through a Citymart.com
Call for Solution than they would have discovered otherwise.
For providers, Calls for Solutions are published on Citymart.com and direct them
to opportunities in cities that match their solution. Winners of past Calls for
Solutions, such as Socrata, Paradox Engineering, Urbiotica, Connecthings and Nollywood
Workshops have implemented successful pilots and built real-life market references,
raised venture capital, built industry partnerships or succeeded in significant
7 Steps of a Call for Solutions
Support in defining, validating and articulating the problem
Set-up of evaluation criteria for submissions
Publication of the Call for Solutions on Citymart.com
Pro-active research and discovery to find all solution candidates
Follow-up and recruitment of submissions
1-2 Round Evaluation through appointed Jurors on Citymart.com
Publication of Results
Interested in Publishing a Call for Solutions?
Citymart.com offers two main options to publish a Call for Solutions:
Firstly, our flagship LLGA | Cities Pilot the Future programme provides a global
campaign in which 30 cities jointly publish their challenges, participate in a 3
day meeting with nominated solution providers, and implement pilots together with
winning providers. You can request more information by contacting us.
Secondly, our process and method are open to independent Calls for Solutions, organized
either directly by cities or by intermediary organizations on their behalf. Your
Call for Solutions will receive full support and access our team’s experience,
including our research capability. Your Call for Solutions may lead to different
outcomes such as Innovation Prizes, Pilot Implementations, Pre-Procurement Intelligence
or serve other objectives.
If you are interested in Publishing a Call for Solutions, please contact Ana López on al[at]citymart.com
Cities Pilot to End Poverty
World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP):
This Program was launched in Dublin in February 2013 at the 8th Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP).
The most committed WACAP member cities join forces to call for innovative solutions to empower our communities.
Citymart.com proactively reaches out for social and urban innovators around the world and invites them to present their solution on our platform.
Companies compete to invest in your community and your city evaluates all entries to select the most promising one.
At the Dublin Summit in 2014, your city and the provider chosen by you announce their commitment to implementing a pilot.
Cities collaborate and exchange results at the WACAP Forum 2015.
At the 8t Forum of the World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty in February 2013, our CEO Sascha Haselmayer presented the Citymart.com process to help cities define their needs, publish them to the marketplace and discover available solutions.