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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.

News and Events

The Bar-Ilan University Smart Cities Center is set to begin experimenting with an autonomous minibus, March 2020

News and Events

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 catering to the needs of our
members and develop a fruitful collaboration. We are inviting you to learn more about Urban Futures Lab, AI for Citizens Lab and Collaborating Funding Clinic.


The Smart Cities Hub offers several end-to-end services such as Accelerator program that emphasis the practical development of a product, Living lab for companies to install their systems on campus and demonstrate on 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 crystalizes needs they have, facilitates connections with SME, organization events that use the Living Labs platform and demonstrates its

potential to the target end users.


The Smart Cities Hub is focused on improving quality of life

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


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


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