Crowdsourcing Challenge

the city as an inspiration.

waitscm via flickr

Make your city SMARTER! Do you have ideas that may improve city life? Do you want to contribute to making your city more innovative and sustainable? Become smart and post your idea on one of the crowdsourcing platforms that participate in the Crowdsourcing challenge!

The Crowdsourcing challenge is designed for cities to experiment with crowdsourcing and learn more about the interaction between cities and their inhabitants. In this Open Cities experiment we launch local user friendly crowdsourcing platforms in which Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris are inviting citizens, designers, students, companies to contribute with ideas. To maximize output and make comparison between cities possible similar question are asked for a period of 5 months. View the platforms and post your idea:

Submit your ideas - choose your city!

Why participate?

  • To make your city smarter
  • To be part of your city
  • To inspire and get inspired
  • To learn from each other
  • To get feedback on your idea
  • For locally proposed motives
  • To show Europe


28.02.2012 Kick-off Pan EU Crowdsourcing  challenge
01.03.2012 Platforms live and open for ideas!
Mar-Jul Local kick-offs and events in the cities of Amsterdam, Berlin and Paris
31.07.2012 Closure of 2 Open Data Questions
Aug-Nov Evaluation
Nov 2012 Winner presentation during the Smart City Expo 2012 BCN

About Crowdsourcing:

Crowdsourcing is being widely applied by many companies to gain new insights and ideas from the users. This methodology could be much more applied in policy development by local governments. Currently city halls are still reluctant to apply this methodology for the development of public services. By experimenting with the methodology we experience and learn more about the added value for the public sector. The output and showcases can be used to inspire other European cities as well.
Institut Telecom
Fraunhofer Institute for Open Communications Systems
Dot Open
Cap Digital
Waag Society
Universitat Pompeu Fabra Barcelona
Provincia Di Roma