Global Call for Solutions




How can tech help addressing major challenges while reinforcing the sense of community?

Why is important?

Metropolitan hubs attract people for many reasons: jobs, family, scenery, or reputation to name a few. But, as the urban population amasses so do the challenges associated with overpopulation. ​It is estimated that a little over half of the world’s population lives in cities, and this percentage will climb to 68% in the next thirty years. Cities come with a variety of opportunities, but also a litany of issues acutely felt within city limits: environmental collapse, income inequality and personal isolation. As urbanization continues to take hold, urban planning strategies must adapt to change soon.

What are we looking for?

  • Digital twins: interactive platforms to capture and display real-time 3D and 4D spatial data in order to model urban environments (cities) and the data feeds within them
  • AR/VR: collaborative tools for design and planning built environment, i.e. creating augmented reality maps, buildings and data feeds.
  • Advanced solutions to better plan, design, construct, operate and maintain diverse physical infrastructures and facilities (public & private housing, buildings, utilities, roads, bridges, ports, airports, etc.).
  • Digital identity, Smart contracts & other tech based solutions to enable trust, reliability and transparency among public and private stakeholders in experience industry (tourism, leisure, etc..)

Other challenges for future:


How can tech help address major challenges while reinforcing a sense of community?

Covid 19

How can technology support citizens and public organizations in urban areas to successfully navigate post-covid scenarios?

Data security

How can we build a data-centric digital economy where data is available for broader communal use, with appropriate privacy protections?

Smart Mobility

How can we meet the mobility needs of city dwellers while reducing urban pollution?

New Retail & Commerce
How can we support the transition towards a “new retail” while ensuring a frictionless customer experience?