bee smart city partners with Germany’s largest startup conference and innovation summit to specifically support smart city startups. Smart City, IoT, and Future Mobility are some of the main topics of StartupCon, taking place at Lanxess Arena in Cologne on September 18, 2018. A special "Smart Cities of the Future" panel, covers topics like city planning, infrastructure, and geo-intelligence.
In recent years, new technologies and business models for the public sector have led to the formation of a huge number of smart city startups – often also termed govtech and civictech startups – that are developing or already offer outstanding solutions for urban challenges and problems, or to seize urban development opportunities. The smart cities market is one of the fastest growing markets worldwide, offering ample business opportunities for new startups.