Promoting collaborative innovation


Strong planning and preparation capabilities enable the development of a pipeline of bankable projects aligning multiple stakeholders to shared interests. As cities continue to grow and evolve, new solutions are required to help urbanization running smoothly.

As a collaborative platform between startups and private companies, users, investors, universities and public decision-makers, the CityLab aligns stakeholders’ interests under a "public-private-people-partnership" ("4P") approach. It converts research and early-stage projects into adopted solutions and bankable transactions by offering testing grounds and de-risking projects early.

The CityLab’s mission is to develop a deep understanding of the city – sense the city – to design solutions for its challenges, and integrate these into its metropolitan area. Its research focuses on applied technology in urban themes such as water, energy, health, waste, food, data, mobility, education, sports and entertainment, and the integration of these themes in the urban domain, either through the design and engineering of concrete developments and projects, or in its governance.

Innovation technologies help developing new products and discover new solutions to existing or new problems. The CityLab fosters collaborative innovation to co-design commercially viable solutions to solve urban issues.


1st collaborative platform dedicated to the development of community infrastructure projects in Cameroon


Ecosystem bringing together startups and private companies, users, investors, universities and public decision-makers to solve the complex challenges of urban development

   Innovation Hub

Stimulating technological innovation at the service of the community for an economic and social development respecting the environment. In line with this approach the CityLab is developing models based on Smart and Sustainable Cities

   Urban Lab

The CityLab is an incubator for community infrastructure projects and associated technology solutions. It ensures the collection and processing of urban data for better designed urban policies as well as transforming innovative concepts into bankable projects