We are overwhelmed by the great, worldwide echo of our CityTechRUHR Call.

By the closing date of 03.05.2020 we have received about 100 applications from over 27 countries on 4 continents. We are currently in discussion with all applicants and will select the best solutions together with the cities Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen.

We are already very curious about the results. Stay tuned

Your Benefits

By applying to CityTech RUHR, you have an opportunity to:


Work on real challenges that need urgent solutions


Be mentored by local and international experts


Receive funding for your solution


Make real impact in the local and global innovation ecosystem

CityTech RUHR

Innovation Sprint to Solve City Challenges!

Are you an entrepreneur who is not afraid of challenging yourself in solving the REAL problems and making impact? Do you want to understand the local challenges that German cities in the Ruhr area struggle with? This is your chance to win a PAID pilot in the City of Cities and solve a significant challenge! Join CityTech RUHR to solve the challenges, receive funding for the implementation and pilot, and create a great solution that other cities will need as well!

The metropolitan Ruhr Area is the largest urban area in Germany and the third largest in the European Union. It consists of 53 cities within Ruhr and it is strategically located in a very important industrial part of the country.

We will make sure you have fun, learn and share know-how with other like-minded entrepreneurs, get access to high-level mentorship, get to know the Smart City world that is worth over $400 billion worldwide!