The City Finance Lab organises an annual call for innovative financing solutions.
Submitting an idea to the City Finance Lab yields two major benefits for the proponent:
Average value of the in-kind analytical and communications support received by selected City Finance Lab solutions
1 September – 31 October 2019
1. Submit a summary of your idea
Click here to submit a summary of your idea (max. 500 words) by 10pm UTC+1 on 15 October 2019.
2. Submit a full proposal
After you submit your idea summary, the City Finance Lab will notify you within three working days whether or not you should submit a full proposal. The submission deadline for full proposals is 10pm UTC+1 on 31 October 2019.
The recording of the City Finance Lab – Call for ideas 2019 webinar can be accessed here.
Missed the deadline? No problem, you can sign up for updates on the next call.
All Europe-based entities are eligible to receive support from the City Finance Lab to develop their innovative financing solution dedicated to cities.
The City Finance Lab looks for ideas which address financing gaps in cities by overcoming the barriers that hinder their ability to develop urban infrastructure, and which preserve key urban resources.
Examples of eligible financing solutions include:
The criteria by which the City Finance Lab will evaluate the financing solutions are as follows:
The 2018 selected and supported innovative financing solutions can be found here.