The Water Open Innovation Lab for municipalities, promoted by Aigües de Barcelona and Mobile World Capital Barcelona, is a commitment to make Barcelona’s municipalities laboratories for innovation in water and sustainability. Through global alliances within the innovation ecosystem and addressing real challenges in the territory at the local level, it will seek to multiply the impact through public-private collaboration and putting technology at the service of society.  

Challenges will be carried out with different municipalities. The first edition will take place in 2022-2023.


What are we looking for?

– To local and international startups with digital and technological solutions that can address the water challenges from each municipality. The solutions must have a level of technological development equal to or greater than TRL 6 (Technology Readiness Level), and their implementation through a pilot must be viable, both technically and economically, in a time between 6-9 months.

Scalable solutions will be valued positively.

– Solutions that respond to at least 1 out of the 6 lines of action of Aigües de Barcelona, and contribute to the achievement of one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as well as objectives of the roadmap of the Spanish Urban Agenda.


We identify technological solutions to optimize the use of water

We identify technological solutions to optimize the use of water


Any legal entity can submit a proposal without geographic or size restrictions of the requesting entity.
The call is aimed at solutions with a degree of technological maturity greater than or equal to TRL6. The solutions must be ready to be tested in a real environment and must provide concrete and measurable results.
The proposals can be written in English, Catalan or Spanish.
The winning proposal will receive financial support of up to € 25,000. However, the applicant organization must contribute at least 20% of the total project budget. Financial support will only be available for those activities and aspects directly related to the implementation of the pilot and no personal, travel or dietary expenses may be included.
Proposals will be evaluated throughout three evaluation phases. The last phase will be within the framework of a Pitch Day where our jury will select the winning proposal.
You can send an email to [email protected]. We will reply to you as soon as possible.