(Click here to find the German version of this request.)

To German municipalities and municipal companies: Your city is facing huge tasks - and you want to know if and how you can tackle them with digital solutions?

Then get smart and take part in our Discovery Challenge!

Digitization offers enormous opportunities to shape cities and regions for citizens in a sustainable and common good-oriented way - through the strategic use of urban data. In a first step towards data-based urban development, the Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions DKSR and Motius want to help municipalities and municipal companies to turn their abstract challenges into concrete questions - and to jointly find a first concept for the digital solution of your tasks.

What do you get?

As part of the Challenge, we will collect current tasks and challenges from your municipality. We will work on up to three of the submitted challenges in a digital workshop in March (date to be determined with the participants) together with the winners and turn them into a concrete question in order to then develop the first steps towards a data-based answer. At the end of the workshop, you will receive a solution outline including estimation of efforts and a proposal for next action steps. Important: This does not commit you to implement a solution together with us!

What do we need from you?

We are looking for the challenges of your city - be it the attractive design of public transport, fast alert of citizens in case of storms, or the reduction of CO2 emitted by the city hall. Send us your challenges, formulated in a "How might we..."-question: How might we make streets better to encourage more citizens to bike? How might we use existing weather data to quickly notify citizens in the event of flooding?

Feel free to send your questions to Tim at DKSR citing your name, organization, and city or municipality via cleffmann@dksr.city. Up to five submitted questions per applicant are possible. Deadline for submissions is March 11, 2022 (midnight).

You have questions or comments? Feel free to contact Tim (cleffmann@dksr.city) or Philipp (philipp.menn@motius.de).

We look forward to your challenge - and to working together on a data-based solution!

You can find the competition slider with further information here (German language).

We are looking forward to your questions - and to work on digital answers together!