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Improving the Quality of Urban Life

European Commission

Digital Innovation Hub for Smart Cities​

The Bar Ilan Center for Smart Cities is recognized by the EU SMART SPECIALISATION PLATFORM as a Digital Innovation Hub providing necessary services and activities to promote the ecosystem’s growth. Therefore, it was added to the EU DIH Catalogue as a fully operational hub. Our Hub ecosystem drives scientists, entrepreneurs, municipalities, solution providers and citizens to work together to better understand the city’s needs and find the best solutions

News and Events

News and Events

The Bar-Ilan University Smart Cities Center is a Hub for several Hackathons that offer challenges to innovative digital SMEs and encouraging them to create functioning solutions for the community including safety, accessibility, natural disasters and more.

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The Bar-Ilan University Smart Cities Center is currently conducting research with an autonomous minibus

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Bar-Ilan Smart Cities Center presented at Smart City Expo World Congress – Barcelona, 2019

Meet the Team

Our team includes experts in entrepreneurship, digital technologies, AI for citizens, funding and finance, market intelligence, urban planning, municipalities and more. We are driven to help the cities in their transformation.


The goal of the Smart Cities Labs and Clinic is to cater to the needs of our
members and to develop a fruitful collaboration. We invite you to learn more about our Urban Futures Lab, AI for Citizens Lab and Collaborating Funding Clinic.


The Smart Cities Hub offers several end-to-end services such as an Accelerator program that emphasizes the practical development of a product, a Living lab for companies to install their systems on campus and demonstrate it on BI university systems, Access to finance, Mentoring, Consultation for municipalities, Hackathons and much more.


Another important activity at the Smart Cities Hub is consultation for
municipalities to crystalize their needs , facilitate connections with SMEs, organize events that use the Living Labs platform and demonstrate its

potential to target end users.


The Smart Cities Hub is focused on improving the quality of life of the citizen

from various aspects: Water, Pollution, Health, Transportation, Digital Services and more


The Smart Cities Hub is a partner of The Israeli Center for Promoting Research in Smart Transportation, and a member of the steering committee for developing a masterplan for Smart Cities in Israel.


Our members include Startup companies, large organizations, NGOs, Academic institutions, Municipalities, and we welcome everyone to join us today and take part in our activities