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About us

Founded in: 2017-06-30   |   Region of Operation: Stuttgart

BABLE is a Company that hosts a Service and Information platform to support a growing community in developing and implementing smart city projects!

Smart City Status: We support cities and companies in their quest for delivering better urban services and higher liveability for urban citizens. The BABLE platform helps us link our community and supports our consultancy projects.

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Posts from us


BABLE Livestream: Talking Use Cases

BABLE GmbH presents to you the first Linkedin Live open dialogue discussion featuring a Use Case from the EIT Urban Mobility Best Practice Database (report to be released).  Click here to join the event on LinkedIn!  

This online event will...


Digital Workshop | Climate Change & Circular Economy

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 • 14.00 – 16.30 GMT | 15.00 – 17.30 CEST



Is a Circular Economy the key to fight Climate Change?  How can Germany and the UK efficiently cooperate in future projects to tackle Climate...


eCitySevilla searching for digital technologies providers

Sevilla has launched a Request for Information to get to know companies offering smart city products (energy, mobility, buildings).

In this sense, eCitySevilla is looking for the participation of the best technology providers in order to...


Study: Urban mobility strategies during COVID-19

In partnership with EIT Urban Mobility, the consortium led by BABLE, and composed by CARNET, CTAG, DTU, and UPC, and Miljöstrategi AB have conducted a survey across 16 European cities to understand and analyse mobility strategies during the...


Online event series : "Germany – for a digital and green...

As part of EU Industry Week 2021, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is presenting a series of events on the topics of smart cities, digital transformation and AI.

The series includes a Smart City Germany-expert session about the energy,...


Online event series : "Germany – for a digital and green...

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is presenting a series of events on Smart Cities, Digital Transformation and AI, during EU Industry Week 2021.

The first webinar "Smart City Germany – a growing market for urban technologies" takes place next...


Funding opportunity for cities!

Searching for funding to plan and develop an urban energy project that promotes sustainable energy use and decreases emissions?

At BABLE, we support cities through every stage of the ideation, financing, creation, procurement and...


Launch of ENTRANCE H2020 project

Recently, as a consortium member in the project, BABLE had the pleasure to participate in the ENTRANCE project's Kick-Off meeting, launching a three-year EU-funded effort toward developing Europe's leading matchmaking platform for...


Call for Projects: Global Community Engagement Day

Happy Global Community Engagement Day!  

On 28 January many people from around the world celebrate the importance of community and here at BABLE, our community is at the root of everything we do.  To celebrate the occasion, show our...


Webinar on Replication of Positive Energy District and...

Do you want to learn how cities like #Reykjavik and #Maia are taken through the City Lab & Project Development process to co-create Positive Energy Districts?

Don't miss the webinar from SPARCSeu with @Gretel Schaj and  @Marielisa Padilla -...


Financing Opportunity for German Cities!

In case you missed it in our last newsletter, we wanted to make sure you saw this funding opportunity! 

Description: The Federal Government promotes the digital modernisation of municipalities through Smart City model projects.  Based on the...


Invitation to our new publication!

NEW from BABLE!  

One of our goals at BABLE towards constantly driving the change for a better urban life is to put our thoughts and expertise out in the public area to foster an exchange of ideas. One new way that we are doing so is with...


Community Spotlight - Helsingborg uses novel AI to screen...

Community Spotlight: The City of Helsingborg is the first in the world to use AI technology to screen body temperatures - @Kristin Engholm 

Summary: By using unique technology and thermal sensors in combination with novel AI, the city of...


SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Encouraging Engagement and...

Every week, we will feature a company or city that is active on the BABLE platform on our social media accounts! The criteria for selection will be based on the activity level - to be eligible, please make a post (or multiple posts) this...


INTERGEO 2020 | Free Tickets (limited) only for the BABLE...


We're happy again to be part of this years digital INTERGEO.
This years focus is on BIM in urban and district development, digital twin, data management & IoT for cities, data for traffic and mobility solutions as well as strategy and...



Have you / your city, region, company or start-up implemented an innovative solution that helps to improve urban life? If you can answer 'yes' to this question, you are invited to apply for the third round of SMAVARD - the Smart city...


REGISTRATION OPEN: Virtual Series - Key Drivers of Future...

Why are some cities hotspots for science and innovation and others aren’t? What will be the role of science in future cities after the Coronavirus pandemic? Are universities turning into mini Smart Cities?

Join our virtual event series Univ...


CE3 funding opportunity

Grow your business across borders with CE3 Funding!


After a careful review, it has been noticed that students hardly consider international activities in their start-up projects. Interreg CE3 - the Crossborder Entrepreneurial Energy...


About ISC - linking municipal demand and investment...

With the Packaged Investment for Smart Cities (ISC), BABLE is developing an innovative financing instrument that facilitates aggregated demand bundling for electric fleets, electric charging stations and related infrastructure and services....


Register now: SMART MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM (26 Feb 2020)

February 26, 2020 // Bielefeld

Registration for the Smart Mobility Symposium - co-organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and BABLE - is now open! 

Why register?

Stay informed: Hea...



September 17, 2019 // Stuttgart

Nearly 40% of the annual global greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the building sector. Twenty years from now, buildings could be a lot more energy efficient. What digital technologies and new...


Germany's first Smart City training course starting in...

Die TÜV SÜD Akademie bietet ab Herbst 2019 in Kooperation mit BABLE Smart Cities die erste Smart City Schulung Deutschlands an, die erfolgreiche Teilnehmer kompakt in 2 Tagen zur "Smart City Fachkraft" ausbildet.

Innerhalb der zweitägigen...


25 Mio EUR funding to improve access to online services

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: Further €25 million EU funding available to improve access to online services across Europe

The European Commission has launched the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2019–2 call, making €25...


Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Apply for the 8th SUMP Award today!

The 8th SUMP Award focuses on safe walking and cycling, which ties into this year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme. The award focuses on the integration of safe active mobility in sustainable urban mobility...


2019 Transformative Action Award


The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European...


Conference: Impact>Mobility in Amsterdam

June 24-25, 2019 Amsterdam.

City of Amsterdam host to IMPACT>MOBILITY – 50 European Cities Meet to Create the Partnerships & Build the Data Marketplace to Deliver Scalable & Monetisable Mobility as a Service


European cities...


Project Funding - Open Call

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi-Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across nine Deployment Sites in seven European countries. The focus of the project...


Tender - Germany, Bonn: Smart meters and security

Due to the entry into force of the MsbG, additional requirements (like IT security, data protection, calibration law) were placed on the intelligent measuring systems (smart meters). The BSI is therefore currently in coordination rounds...


Tender: UK- Dundee: 5G testbed delivery and management

A competitive dialogue procedure will be used by Dundee City Council (DCC) to select a commercial partner to deliver and manage a 5G Testbed and outdoor Public WiFi network with associated services for the Dundee Waterfront area, utilising...


Tender: Ireland-Dublin: Architectural, engineering and...

Dublin City Council invites competent tenderers to tender for this framework using an open procedure. The framework will be in place for 2 years from the date of signing this framework. The framework may be extended twice each extension for...


Win 300,000€ to build a Platform for Cycling Innovations!

Are you . . . 

* Passionate about the role that the bicycle plays in keeping Amsterdam and the metropolitan area accessible and livable? 

* Playing an active role in sharing this knowledge internationally? 

* Experienced with building digital...


Social Innovation Fund from Barcelona

New digital social innovation (DSI) Fund in Barcelona supports projects & experiments that use open, decentralized, privacy-enhancing tech for social good.

Who can be participate? Both physical and legal persons: associations, foundations,...


German exhibition with cooperation platform in Vienna 3 - 5....

For the cooperation platform in Vienna, we offer a last-minute participation opportunity.
If you're interested please comment or write me an E-Mail asap:

3.-5. June 2019

Here some Information:
The exhibition, which...


Help build an open market for data and win 750,000 euro

Help build an open market for data and win 750,000 euro

Enter the competition and win up to 750,000 euro in co-financing for your idea for an open, trusted and fair market for data sharing. A market that is scalable and broadly applicable...


The Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions


Open from the 1st February until the 30th April 2019 (18h CEST)


Up to €200K equity-free for the best in class innovators

Business mentoring, networking, and researcher-in-residence support

Venture Builder Programme 



World Bank's Live Event on GovTech

For the WBG Spring Meetings in April 2019, the World Bank is planning a live event to talk about GovTech and how to leverage digital technologies in the public sector to close more the economic gap, reduce extreme poverty, boost shared...


Green Solutions Award

The Awards include a national phase, where candidates first compete within their own country, and an international phase, gathering the champions of each platforms.

Originally a competition dedicated to green buildings, the Green Solutions...


Energy Efficiency Award - Application is open

Every year the German Energy Agency dena recognises outstanding energy efficiency projects and concepts with its Energy Efficiency Award. The competition is open to private and public companies both in Germany and further afield. Entries to...


Last minute opportunity - Smart City Urban Solutions in...

Deutsche Leistungsschau mit Kooperationsplattform in Wien 3. bis 5. Juni 2019
German exhibition with cooperation platform in Vienna 3 - 5. June 2019

DEADLINE: 30.03.2019

Die vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) geförderte...


Webinar on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

I recently came across an interesting webinar and wanted to share it here:

Do you want to speak about smart cities and urban mobility with an expert PhD and entrepreneur? Then join IMPACT Connected Car (ICCar) Community to discuss with the C...


Health 4.0 Forum - What is next?


Several expert discussions took place during the Health 4.0 Forum in Vienna, which included e.g. the trustworthiness of artificial intelligence, the role of the patient in a digitalised healthcare sector, ethical discussions about the use...


Health 4.0 Forum - Discussions

Last week, the Health 4.0 Forum was held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Vienna, which brought together experts to debate the future of the healthcare sector in a context of digitalisation. And whilst the digitalisation of the...


Webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.

This webinar...


Horizon Prize for Social Innovation

The European Commission's Horizon Prize for Social Innovation will reward the best solutions for improving the travel mobility of older people: €1 000 000 will be awarded to the best solution and the four runner-up prizes will receive €250...


European Startup Prize

What is the purpose of this competition / call for entries?

The European Startup Prize for mobility supports breakthrough innovations with the potential to shape the mobility landscape in Europe and around the world. Mobility and the...


Join the discussion: Scaling-up smart city solutions

The implementation of new urban solutions and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders can create questions and challenges for those involved in that process. The advantage of belonging to an online Smart City community is that sharing...


Invitation to tender

The Open Data Institute is looking for an organisation to design a decision-making process for two data trusts<o:p></o:p>

Tender reference: DTE-002

Call for tenders by the Open Data Institute


The objective of...


Join the discussion: Public-Private Cooperation in Smart...

The implementation of new urban solutions and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders can create questions and challenges for those involved in that process. The advantage of belonging to an online Smart City community is that sharing...


We invite you to Frankfurt for the next big Smart City...

SMART CITY SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO in Frankfurt next week from 16 - 18 OCT! Discuss with other city representatives, public infrastructure companies, learn about service providers and manufacturers for different smart city topics. Proud...


SMAVARD - Smart city implementation award

During the Nordic Edge Expo 2018, the best smart city implementation projects of the year were awarded. The idea was to find implementations with a highly innovative potential to disrupt the status quo and to revolutionise existing markets.



What is new on BABLE?

For the last months, we have been working intensively on improving our platform and the services we provide to our community. Today, we are happy to announce the relaunch of our platform, which is now better oriented to facilitate and...


User's feedback

We are constantly improving our platform to help cities and companies to work together. If you come across any bugs or have any suggestions to improve the platform, let us know by commenting on this post. 


Morgenstadt Pitch at the Nordic Edge Expo

Morgenstadt Pitch, an event for start-ups improving urban life, is organised by Morgenstadt on September 26th, 2018 at Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger. The event gives you an opportunity to pitch your startup in front of city leadership,...



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