La Pinada Labs, an open innovation initiative for the development of solutions that contribute to generating more sustainable cities and communities.
The world is facing a process of massive urbanization and concentration of population in cities. In Spain, 53% of the population is already concentrated in cities and by 2050 this figure is expected to reach 70%.
With the aim of promoting the development of solutions that support generation and transformation to create Sustainable Cities and Communities, in line with objective number 11 of the United Nations, La Pinada Labs was born, an open innovation initiative promoted by the Valencian Association of Startups (AVS) and the district of La Pinada.
Cities are a complex and highly connected system and require new ways of creating, innovating and experimenting. According to the UN, in order to carry out a successful sustainable development programme, it is necessary to foster alliances between stakeholders that mobilise and exchange knowledge, specialisation, technology and financial resources.