ROTTERDAM, 6 June 2024 – BABLE Smart Cities and Urban Innovators Global confirmed their collaboration with Open & Agile Smart & Communities (OASC) under the Urban Innovation Leadership Programme (UILP) during the Urban Future 2024 conference in Rotterdam. This strategic partnership aims to foster innovation and forward-thinking solutions in smart community and urban development.

The Urban Innovation Leadership Programme (UILP) is designed to provide high-end training for professionals, executives, elected leaders, and practitioners in the smart community and urban innovation domain. The programme equips community leaders and practitioners with the skills needed to effectively address digitalisation and leverage it for the benefit of their communities while mitigating potential negatives. Success in urban innovation strategies relies on the effective convergence of digital and analogue innovations, including design, planning, architecture, social innovation, place-making, urban agriculture, and non-digital infrastructure.

This partnership aims to empower city leaders and practitioners with the knowledge and tools to create more resilient and smart urban environments. By combining the expertise of BABLE, OASC, and Urban Innovators Global, the UILP provides comprehensive training that prepares leaders to navigate digital transformation and foster smart sustainable urban development.


Would you like to expand your city and organisation’s capacity to innovate? Do you want to learn how to safely manage governance of data, algorithms and sensors? Are you facing challenges around building Urban Innovation Agendas? This programme is for you! Click here to learn more about the Urban Innovation Leadership Programme.


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About BABLE: BABLE Smart Cities is Europe's leading facilitator for Smart and Climate-Neutral Cities, born as a spin-off from Fraunhofer Research Society. With a decade of experience in the field, it offers practical insights gained by practitioners, for practitioners. Its mission is to accelerate change in the public and private sectors by providing market access and knowledge. BABLE has facilitated over €2Billion in Smart City projects with cities, towns, and regions. The BABLE free knowledge hub connects innovators and the public sector, providing access to the most comprehensive Smart City datasets and insights in Europe. To learn more about BABLE, visit 


About OASC: Open & Agile Smart Cities & Communities (OASC) is a network that connects cities & communities worldwide to learn from each other and exchange digital, data-driven solutions based on Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs). OASC helps cities navigate digital transformation through interoperable frameworks and best practices. By fostering collaboration and innovation, OASC aims to improve the quality of life in urban areas worldwide. To learn more about OASC, visit 


About Urban Innovators Global: Urban Innovators Global drives the betterment of cities. It excels at delivering on Innovation Capacity for Cities to further that larger goal. Urban Innovators Global helps cities expand their capacity to innovate by means of skills development, talent outsourcing, innovation program management, digital transformation assessments and advisory. Last but not least, UI Global builds ventures on top of urban problems, needs and opportunities – a unique venture-build program in part enabled by investors tied to our organization and community. To learn more, please visit: