CitiX is a non-profit interdisciplinary observatory and think tank on the potential and challenges at the heart of tomorrow Smart Cities. CitiX particularly focuses on understanding the transformative potential of technology, to change the geopolitical equations of cities.
The group gathers global practitioners and experts from a wide variety of fields. Citix’ members work with academics, scientists, technologists, practitioners and politicians to develop policy recommendations and design pilot projects to test out multidisciplinary innovations.
Overall, CitiX is at the forefront of innovation in the urban realm, and aims at fostering initiatives and gathering knowledge about the Smart Cities of tomorrow.
We work closely with a wide range of urban stakeholders to explore how cities can become “intelligent” in the widest possible sense, beyond the “Smart City” utopia. Our approach is integrated, aiming at breaking silos and exploring the transformational potential of innovation and technology. It centers on capability building and generating positive deviance that can be replicated at scale. CitiX mobilizes some of the crucial resources (technology, finance, leadership, management), networks and expertise in the field of city innovation and urban development. To mobilize these resources, we develop content and expertise in partnership with academic institutions, incubators, think tanks, international donors, industry leaders, start-up companies, and non-profits. Recognizing that we live in an increasingly interdependent world, we also leverage the potential stemming out of inter-city cooperation.