Innovation competition „Smart City Challenge Leipzig“ 2022 launched
23 february 2022 | Location: Leipzig
Smart Cities

2022 the City of Leipzig enters the second round with the organisation of the innovation competition with the title „Smart City Challenge Leipzig“. Founders, start-ups, students and established ventures are called to find innovative digital solutions for predetermined questions and challenges in the areas of civil society and municipal administration.
For each challenge, three submitted solutions and ideas from start-ups are selected to be further developed with the municipality. Afterwards the best of these three ideas will be implemented and practically tested.

Each applicant selected for the first step of further development of the submitted idea will receive 2.000 EUR (gross price). The finalists of the implementation phase will receive 25.000 EUR (gross price) each to practically test the idea.
The deadline for submission of applications is 08.04.2022.

The competition is realised in cooperation with the Smart City Infrastructure Hub Leipzig and fits seamlessly into the existing activities of Leipzig’s start-up ecosystem.

Benefits of taking part at the Smart City Challenge Leipzig

The winners get the chance to further develop and implement their ideas and business models with the municipality. This creates an attractive environment for innovations and supports the start-up location of Leipzig. Moreover, participants gain access to an attractive network of founders. With the Smart City Challenge Leipzig new synergies and impulses for joint cooperation and projects will arise between start-ups and established ventures.
The Smart City Challenge enables the municipality to test and implement digital innovations in the form of pilot projects as a solution for municipal and social challenges. The range of pilot projects to be implemented with start-ups reach from new products, processes to new digital services. The exchange between municipality and civil society leads towards an open mind-set for innovations and supports the digital transformation process.
The topics of the Smart City Challenge 2022 are: “Sustainable mobility bonus for Leipzig”, “Digital metering, monitoring and low-threshold information for users of public buildings” and “Leipzig Municipal Libraries: Online ordering system for class sets and media boxes”.
Detailed information about each challenge, the conditions of the competition and the application process can be found on