Through its Urban Innovation Hubs Program, Metro Partners delivers cities a bundled solution based on a unique business model and a set of partners to make the Smart City vision a reality at scale. Their Local Innovation offering is based on an “Innovation-in-Context” approach where they utilize the city as a large-scale, live, lab in which they identify needs and opportunities for missing solutions. As these are usually early stage ventures Metro Partners support them with anything needed throughout their life cycle to turn their ideas into businesses including funding, advice and mentorship, commercialization support based on the network of cities they work or partner with, and connection to the ecosystem (partners and other investors).
Metro Partners Innovation-in-Context approach generates value for all constituents including investors in the Urban Innovation Hub Program, the individual ventures and their investors, and the city, which receives high impact economic development due to a high number of successful local ventures.
For more information contact Amit Nisenbaum, Managing Director.