iCapital 2014

Details of 2014 competition, including the winner, finalists and press releases

The first European Capital of Innovation Award

In 2014, the winning city, Barcelona (Spain), was chosen by a panel of independent experts "for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens".

The European Commission has awarded the European Capital of Innovation ("iCapital") prize to Barcelona (Spain) "for introducing the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens". Barcelona was chosen by a panel of independent experts in a close competition with Grenoble (France) and Groningen (The Netherlands). The €500,000 iCapital prize (IP/13/808) will be used to scale up and expand Barcelona's efforts on innovation.

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European Capital of Innovation poster

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