Resonator City Connect Pitching

23 Jul 2021
Closed for participants only
Hosted by: Resonator City Connect
Location: Co-Lab
Type of event: Virtual

City Connect is a series of open calls aiming to form the right partnerships to battle the most challenging issues cities have. Together with our partners, we are providing a number of benefits to teams and companies applying for support. The city of Sofia will serve as a sandbox for pilot projects.

The City Connect program

Simplified selection criteria

Candidates proposed solution(s) for one or more of current priority areas that:

  • Enhance city performance and citizen wellbeing by being cleaner, smarter, safer
  • Can be tested in the context of Sofia and has potential to be deployed internationally.
  • Are validated ideas and there is a need for support to deliver the solution.
  • Propose solutions for one of the current priority areas

Selection process

  • The call is closing on July, 15, 2021, 23:59h CET (extended!)
  • Our Advisory board will contact and announce the shortlisted projects
  • September (TBA), 2021, shortlisted teams pitch (virtually) to the Resonator team and partnering organisations.
  • September, 2021, program & co-development start

Program benefits

Selected projects receive comprehensive individual support from:

  • Use Sofia as a pilot city for your project; get access to valuable city data
  • Get access to global markets through our partners’ support and network
  • Be supported in building your prototype with electrocomponents, PCBs and modules
  • Free virtual consultancy on prototyping process
  • Technology, Engineering, UX, Cloud architecture advisory
  • Get a nomination for Microsoft for Startups global program
  • Mentoring from experts in different fields
  • Use the Resonator co-innovation hub facility to work on product prototype/demo
  • Get exposure to co-development and funding opportunities from our partners
  • Free developer access to software platforms

A growing number of partners

Strategic partners & Sponsors

City representatives

Mentoring & consulting support

Technology & lab partners

See the Partner profiles & benefits here


A selected list of qualified projects will be shared with VCs and grant organisations.


Fill in the program application form. Closing date: July, 15, 2021, 23:59h (CET)

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