Welcome to Dortmund ! We're happy to share with you our innovation story: A story of transformation, fostered by a strong sense of togetherness. In 2021, Dortmund has been awarded as "European Capital of Innovation" and is the first and only German city to be honoured with this award. Dortmund's innovation approach in a nutshell? Innovation next door - Future from the neighbourhood: Find out more about Dortmund's innovation network and the cooperation between science, economy and city. Rapid urbanization and the digitalization of our living spaces are accelerating technological change. As a smart city, Dortmund wants to offer its citizens a high quality of life and environment as well as future viability. Come join us! The Chief Innovation and Information Office (CIIO) and the Science office will talk about the meaning of becoming a smart city in our region, which projects are coming up and what makes Dortmund innovative.