Distrito Turismo is an initiative of the Distrito Digital Comunitat Vaneciana that seeks solutions or services that respond to the challenges of tourism in different aspects. The Open Innovation call is launched seeking collaboration and synergies between startups and/or SME’s with the Distrito Digital to address the challenges of the tourism sector.

For the Distrito Turismo we have enabled this website from which you can access the registration form. You will only have to click on the "Registration page" section, fill in the requested information and you will be able to enter the selection process.

The registration period for the Distrito Turismo begins on September 16th and will run until November 5th. Subsequently, after an evaluation of the registered companies, a process of co-creation and collaboration will begin with those selected.

The registration period will be open from September 16th to November 5th, 2021.

Those startups or SME’s that meet the following requirements may participate in the selection process of the Distrito Turismo program:

  • Be constituted as a legal entity.
  • Have a product or service on the market and demonstrate traction, either by billing, customers or other indicators. In addition, proposals that need to finish validate the product-market fit and / or have not yet had their first sales.
  • Have a solid work team.
  • To be an innovative solution oriented to the needs of the tourism sector.
  • That the company is aligned with one or more of the use cases proposed in this announcement.
  • They are also looking for new lines of companies that function as a startup and comply with the previously described.


It is a call that was born with an international vocation and scope.

The selected startups or SME’s may benefit, depending on the degree of demonstrated development of one of the two programs contemplated in the Distrito Turismo:

Open Innovation Program: Start pilots in which to co-create proofs of concept with the companies collaborating with the program and sponsors of the challenges. Activation of pilots with
collaborating corporates, developing them through agile methodologies.

Fine Tunning Program: Monitoring program for less mature solutions in order to accelerate their growth and that they can finally carry out a pilot with collaborating companies.

Establishment of strategic relationships between the participating companies, the Distrito Digital Comunitat Valenciana and the collaborating corporates forming part of a Tourism innovation pole.

Participating companies will gain visibility and impact on the ecosystem.

In addition to the Open Innovation and Fine Tunning programs of Distrito Turismo, startups or SMEs selected may have benefits when accessing Distrito Digital Comunitat Valenciana at from the
initiation of the proof of concept.

  • Mastercard Challenge. How we can use data to make tourist destinations more sustainable.
  • ForwardsKeys Challenge. How can we track new trends in air tourism to help destinations in their decision-making?
  • Nateevo Challenge. How can we improve customer loyalty in the hotel sector?
  • Pangea Challenge. How can we digitalize travel agents’ chain of value?

The pilot activation program will have the participation of 4 startups selected from among all the participants in the Selection Day.





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