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What is the City of 2030? What does it look like? What do we know about it?

These are questions that, as managing director of the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars, I’m excited to answer. We started out with the Arcadis vision for the program, aligning with the evolution of their business into the digital age, and into the future with a human-centric view of what the City of 2030 would look like. Following that vision, we began sourcing startups worldwide.

It soon became clear that the truest answer to all these questions was, “You tell us.” We saw that the amazing startups applying to the program all had their own answers—and we realized that these are the very companies that will shape the visions that come true.

I’m thrilled to announce the inaugural class of the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars! These 10 companies are the ones that will create the future, that will drive the innovations that get us there, and—together with Arcadis and Techstars—that will define the City of 2030. They are coming to join us from six countries, including The Netherlands, United States, Spain, Italy, Germany, and Australia.

Meet the technology leaders of the City of 2030:

CAALA

Munich, Germany

Changing the construction industry through digitalization.

Cityflag

Texas, USA

Strengthening communities and empowering local businesses through the interaction of citizens with local government.

ETALYC

Iowa, USA

Intelligence for Next Generation Infrastructure.

Iomob

Barcelona, Spain

Combining open source and blockchain technology to decentralize mobility.

Kndrd

California, USA

Technology to put the LIVING in CoLiving.

Mela Works

London, United Kingdom

Real-time and mobile project management system for construction projects.

ModelMe3D

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

3D interactive modeling platform that transforms buildings, infrastructure, natural environment and future projects as “click-on” 3D objects.

Pause

California, USA

Creating digitally connected meditation space powered by premier content, AI, and biofeedback.

Senscity

Melbourne, Australia

An urban performance platform integrating IoT, location intelligence, and data analytics to enhance climate change resilience and livability.

Urban Data Eye

Madrid, Spain

Data capture of public spaces for the diagnosis of its health and maximum profitability.


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David Mendez David Mendez
David Mendez is a venture capitalist and the Managing Director of the Arcadis City of 2030 Accelerator, Powered by Techstars in Amsterdam, focusing on smart city and infrastructure technologies.