The MIT City Science team will work with the Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa and Mubil Fundazioa on a new collaboration to create the City Science Lab@ Gipuzkoa. Teams will research new systems and strategies for communities with the aim to develop and test experimental projects related to mobility and open innovation.
The Diputación Foral de Gipuzkoa, or DFG, is a local council responsible for governing and administering the Historical Territory of Gipuzkoa (belonging to the autonomous community of the Basque Country in Spain.) This collaboration is encompassed and conducted within the framework of the Etorkizuna Eraikiz (which means “building our future” in Basque) an initiative led by DFG. Etorkizuna Eraikiz is aimed at fostering the community capacity to collaboratively understand and address the challenges of our time. Through listening and experimentation, the program comprises different projects in which public authorities and citizens (represented in entities such as businesses and societal, educational, research and civic organizations) co-participate to define and implement Gipuzkoa’s agenda and contribute to making sustainable policies.
Mubil is a non-profit organization that was set up "with the aim of incorporating public and private-sector companies and organizations to implement the smart and sustainable mobility strategy."
The City Science Lab @Gipuzkoa is also collaborating with the School of Engineering at Tecnun Universidad de Navarra, an undergrad and graduate institution based in San Sebastian with additional locations in Madrid and Pamplona.