The programs we run are designed to establish us and our members at the forefront of civic innovation and civic technology.


Creating the playbook on how to build capacity to solve one urban problem in one lead city

Capacity Building for one urban problem in one (or few) cities.

Increase policy leaders’ problem solving capabilities and enable their policy making based on data and outreach to residents.

Scale for Cities

Connects government agencies with startups to develop technology products that address civic challenges.

Build capacity for social impact in many cities based on the developed playbooks.


STIR represents an entrepreneurial, public-private approach to co-developing products that help solve city challenges, while highlighting innovative work that is already taking place in city departments. As a STIR Partner City, you’ll have the opportunity to strengthen your city’s innovation capacity by expanding partnerships with multiple partners across sectors.