Work closely with other cities to identify shared problems that could be addressed by a new solution
Receive dedicated Startup Consultant mentoring taking you through ‘user/problem fit’, the Lean Canvas & pitch readiness
Get access to £4 million of private investment that directly addresses your challenges
Startups will be deployed within the selected cities, stimulating jobs and the economy
Get early access to innovative solutions that address your key future challenges
Be part of creating a novel new way of driving innovation within smart cities
The 12 month Future State programme costs £6k to take part. During the process, we will run through two private investment rounds for any startup idea that is successful.Secure Your Place for the Next Round
Applications are open. We have a maximum of 10 places available, which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis, so be quick not to miss out this opportunity!
Closing deadline: January 31st, 2019
Cities in Round 1 has been invited to the kickoff call on Monday 26th of November, with the first face to face meeting taking place in Brussels on January 16th 2019, hosted by Future State in cooperation with Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC).
Look at the problems suggested through other programmes or run a exercise, survey or event to help you generate problems to solve.
The more focused the problem the better. Break up bigger problems into smaller chunks and establish which part of the problem causes the most pain.
Talk to the people that you think might experience this problem. Can you find a number of people who face this and do they say it is a serious issue?