Start your idea with the CityLAB

Start your idea with the CityLAB

You have an idea for the sustainable, digital city of the future and would like to develop it further with us? Sign up and become part of the CityLAB network!

You have an idea for the sustainable, digital city of the future and would like to develop it further with us? Sign up and become part of the CityLAB network!

Use our rooms for your event

Use our rooms for your event

Are you planning a creative workshop, meetup or public event on the digital city? Use our rooms in the former Tempelhof Airport.

Are you planning a creative workshop, meetup or public event on the digital city? Use our rooms in the former Tempelhof Airport.

Co-working Fellowship in the CityLAB

Co-working Fellowship in the CityLAB

CityLAB offers free co-working places for projects that are oriented towards the common good. Become part of our community and apply for a Co-Working Fellowship.

CityLAB offers free co-working places for projects that are oriented towards the common good. Become part of our community and apply for a Co-Working Fellowship.

What kinds of projects do we support?

We are able to offer this opportunity thanks to a funding line established by the Berlin Senate Chancellery. They are interested in supporting projects that “make a contribution to the fields of digital government, social innovation and/or smart cities, as well as that offer technical solutions for enhancing citizen engagement and participation.” Projects need to have a clearly stated goal that can be realistically achieved within the prescribed time period. Further details for this specific funding line and all of the relevant selection criteria can be found here (for now in German only, if you need help, please get in touch!).

When is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline to be included in the next round of funding is October 27, 2019. The earliest possible start date for projects is January 1, 2020.

What types of costs are eligible for funding?

Eligible costs are personnel costs, honorariums for external contributors, material costs, and travel expenses.

What is the maximum amount I can apply for?

The maximum amount is 50.000€. Smaller proposals are welcome as well.

What does the application process look like?

For the first step, applicants only need to submit a completed application form and their projected expenses for the project. Both can be sent to call@citylab-berlin.org. All submissions will be evaluated by the CityLAB advisory board. If we have questions about your application, we’ll reach out. In case of a positive review, we’ll ask you to submit a formal grant application with the Senate Chancellery. We’re happy to assist applicants with completing this step.

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?

Please schedule a call under this link.

Project Funding

We are excited to be able to offer funding of up to 50.000€ to selected projects which are focused on the topics of civic tech, digitization of government, social innovation, and smart cities.

What kinds of projects do we support?

We are able to offer this opportunity thanks to a funding line established by the Berlin Senate Chancellery. They are interested in supporting projects that “make a contribution to the fields of digital government, social innovation and/or smart cities, as well as that offer technical solutions for enhancing citizen engagement and participation.” Projects need to have a clearly stated goal that can be realistically achieved within the prescribed time period. Further details for this specific funding line and all of the relevant selection criteria can be found here (for now in German only, if you need help, please get in touch!).

When is the deadline for submissions?

The deadline to be included in the next round of funding is October 27, 2019. The earliest possible start date for projects is January 1, 2020.

What types of costs are eligible for funding?

Eligible costs are personnel costs, honorariums for external contributors, material costs, and travel expenses.

What is the maximum amount I can apply for?

The maximum amount is 50.000€. Smaller proposals are welcome as well.

What does the application process look like?

For the first step, applicants only need to submit a completed application form and their projected expenses for the project. Both can be sent to call@citylab-berlin.org. All submissions will be evaluated by the CityLAB advisory board. If we have questions about your application, we’ll reach out. In case of a positive review, we’ll ask you to submit a formal grant application with the Senate Chancellery. We’re happy to assist applicants with completing this step.

I still have questions. Who can I talk to?

Please schedule a call under this link.