If you don’t think about the future, you cannot have one.
—John Galsworthy

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The List

(In alphabetical order)

  1. ABC Accelerator
    Milan (Italy)
    https://abc-accelerator.com/
  2. Alchemist Accelerator
    Strong IoT focus
    San Francisco Bay Area, California (USA)
    http://alchemistaccelerator.com/
  3. Alpha Lab Gear
    Strong IoT focus
    Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (USA)
    http://alphalabgear.org/
  4. Angel.co Real Estate Angel Investors
    You can use Angel.co to find investors who have already invested in real estate tech (and repeat the search for IoT and other areas)
    https://angel.co/real-estate-1/investors
  5. BGI / MIT Portugal
    Lisbon (Portugal)
    http://buildingglobalinnovators.eu/
  6. Bolt Accelerator
    Smart Cities is one of their areas of specialization
    Malaga (Spain)
    http://bolt.eu.com/en/
  7. Build It
    Strong IoT focus
    Tartu, Estonia
    http://buildit.ee/
  8. Catapult – Future Cities
    Not a traditional accelerator but an organization focused on supporting tech and startups in future cities.
    London (UK)
    https://futurecities.catapult.org.uk/
  9. Catapult – Transport Systems
    A sister organization of Future Cities Catapult
    Milton Keynes (UK)
    https://ts.catapult.org.uk/
  10. Challenge Up
    IoT accelerator by Intel, Cisco and Deutsche Telecom
    http://challengeup.eu/
  11. Cognicity Challenge
    London (UK)
    http://cognicity.london/
  12. Digital Accelerator by Allianz
    IoT, Connected Home, Fintech and other areas
    Munich (Germany)
    http://digital-accelerator.com/
  13. Digital Greenwich
    Focussed to a specific area of London, the Royal Borough of Greenwich
    http://www.digitalgreenwich.com/
  14. Ecci Smart Accelerator
    Edinburgh (Scotland)
    http://smartaccelerator.edinburghcentre.org/
  15. European Pioneers
    One of their areas is Smart City Services
    Berlin (Germany)
    http://www.europeanpioneers.eu/en/
  16. F6s
    A directory of acceleration programs and funds. If you are into startups, you probably already know this website.
    https://www.f6s.com/
  17. Fiware Accelerator
    €80 million funding equity free.
    http://www.fiware.org/fiware-accelerator-programme/
  18. Global Cities Initiative by JP Morgan
    http://www.jpmorganchase.com/corporate/Corporate-Responsibility/globalcities.htm
  19. Industrio
    Strong IoT focus
    Trento (Italy)
    http://www.industrio.co/
  20. Infinity by NEST
    Hong Kong
    http://www.infiniti-accelerator.com/
  21. InnoCité MTL
    Montreal (Canada)
    http://innocitemtl.ca/
  22. Kraftwerk
    Bremen (Germany)
    http://kraftwerk-accelerator.com/
  23. Level39
    Biggest accelerator in Fintech and Future Cities tech in Europe.
    London (UK)
    http://level39.co
  24. Microsoft Ventures
    Microsoft Ventures is a startup accelerator for any area of business; however, Microsoft is investing big resources into smart cities projects. Microsoft CityNext provides grants and support in this area.
    Worldwide
    https://www.microsoftventures.com/locations/accelerators
    And
    https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/citynext
  25. Pi Labs
    Europe’s first property focussed accelerator
    London (UK)
    www.pilabs.co.uk
  26. R/GA Accelerator
    Strong IoT focus
    New York (USA)
    http://rgaaccelerator.com/connecteddevices/
  27. Smart City Accelerator
    Malmo, Sweden
    http://www.smartcityaccelerator.com/
  28. Soul-Fi
    Europe, different locations
    http://soul-fi.ipn.pt/
  29. Speed Up Europe
    Europe, different locations
    http://speedupeurope.eu/
  30. Startup Bootcamp Berlin
    Specializing into Smart Transportation and Energy
    Berlin (Germany)
    http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/berlin.html
  31. Startup Bootcamp Smart City & Living
    Amsterdam (The Netherlands)
    http://www.startupbootcamp.org/accelerator/smart-city-living.html
  32. Techstars Mobility
    This uber famous accelerator has an entire branch dedicated to mobility and smart cities.
    Detroit, Michigan (USA)
    http://www.techstars.com/program/locations/mobility/
  33. Urban Opus
    A non-profit accelerator specializing ‘in people data and the future of city’ (plus they are based in one of my preferred cities, Vancouver).
    Vancouver (Canada)
    http://urbanopus.net/
  34. Urban Us
    Virtual accelerator
    http://urban.us/
  35. Valluri Technology Accelerators
    Bangalore (India)
    http://www.vallurita.com/smart-cities.html

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