10 of the Best Smart City Incubators And Accelerators

Several incubators and accelerators have been established to aid startups to gain traction and become successful, especially in new industries such as those related to smart cities. 1. Kickstart Accelerator One of Europe’s multi-corporate accelerators, KICKSTART ACCELERATOR accepts applications from startups around the globe. It’s based in Zurich, with some of the other verticals in Basel. Startups from any of the following industries are welcome to send applications: Smart Cities, Food, FinTech, EdTech, Healthcare and Robotics & Smart Systems. In addition, they have a specific list of requirements and a selection criterion that any startup needs to fulfil before they can be considered to join the accelerator. Selection for instance

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Industry Focus: Construction and Renovation

Smart buildings are an integral part of the smart city vision. Considering the amount of time we spend indoors, smart buildings also have the potential to impact on our lives and on our planet. While smart home devices such as smart locks and smart light switches are becoming increasingly commonplace, a more expansive view of this revolution shows a complete revamp of how our modern buildings will be constructed and maintained in the near future. Moreover, given the huge construction and renovation market and dearth of professionals well versed in smart sustainable design, the time is ripe to build up a skillset and obtain appropriate qualifications to make the most

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