Open Innovation Calls


Open Innovation Call in Munich on liveable urban spaces


Open Call Announcement: Build Back Circular

A new partnership agreement between Danish Cleantech Hub New York and BLOXHUB has been signed. The purpose is to create a strong trans-national focus in circular economy within the built environment and help increase upcycling of building materials.

Novenco’s fan technology can deliver on New York City’s ambitious building efficiency code

In September 2019, the Danish-based company NOVENCO Building & Industry was selected among the finalists in the Access Cities New York Open Innovation on Air Quality […]

The Access Cities 2019 Open Innovation Calls led to en-hanced collaboration and new calls

More than 80 submissions to the Open Innovation Calls in New York and Copenhagen resulted in brand new ideas and insights as well as enhanced collaboration […]

The next Access Cities Open Innovation Call will take place in Munich

Access Cities is happy to announce that the next Open Innovation Call will be launched in April 2020, and will take place in Munich. The call […]

Moss-covered walls can significantly improve air quality and reduce urban heating in Copenhagen

The winner of the Open Innovation Call was announced in Copenhagen during the C40 Mayor’s Summit. The solution by the start-up 4MOSST is seeking to cover […]

Announcement of finalists in Open Innovation Call in Copenhagen targeting Air Quality and Urban Heat Island Effect


Winners of the Open Innovation Call in NYC: Plants and paint can increase air quality and decrease urban heat island effect

With the UN Climate Action Summit as backdrop, New York City and Access Cities partnered in finding the two most innovative solutions to pressing climate challenges. […]

Pitch Finale: Finding the best solutions to NYC’s Urban Heat Island and Air Quality challenges

The City of New York is presented with eight of the most innovative approaches to better air quality and urban heat island reduction in partnership with […]