On February 28, 2023 the MIT City Science team hosted an event to formally announce the start of the City Science Lab@Gipuzkoa, a region in northern Spain bordering France and the Bay of Biscay. The MIT team was joined by a delegation from Gipuzkoa including: Jabier Larrañaga Garmendia, the Regional Councilor for Economic Promotion, Tourism and Rural Environment, Jon Gurrutxaga Mongelos, the General Director of Innovation and Internationalization of the Provincial Council of Gipuzkoa, Ane Insausti Altuna, the General Manager of the MUBIL Foundation, Raul Antón, the Dean of Tecnun University and Iñigo Gutierrez, the Development Director at Tecnun University.
The event included a ceremonial signing of a three year agreement with the MIT City Science group, the Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa and Mubil Fundazioa. Teams will research new systems and strategies for communities with the aim to develop and test experimental projects related to mobility and open innovation. Tecnun University of Navarra will also play a role as a project collaborator.