Accelerate the digital transformation

Improve society

Spread impact & scale up

About us

d-LAB is a programme of Mobile World Capital Barcelona that answers societal challenges with considerable scale and relevance. We do this by launching challenge-based Calls for Proposals and leading digital transformation projects that bring together a large variety of organisations, resources and knowledge.

How we do this

We identify and select every year 3 high impact societal challenges through a well-defined scouting phase, supported by our Advisory Committee. We launch these societal challenges through tailored Calls for Proposals and select a maximum of two winning proposals per challenge. We set up public-private partnerships with the winners in order to execute real life pilots.





We work to accelerate the digital transformation through the co-creation and co-production of services and by leading digital transformation pilot projects. Every year we work on 3-6 projects that answer the societal challenges launched by us and support those strategic institutional initiatives that have the potential to improve society. The overall objective of these projects is to spread impact and scale them up to other geographic locations.





About MWCapital

Mobile World Capital Barcelona is an initiative driving the mobile and digital transformation of society while helping improve people’s lives globally.

With support of the public and private sector throughout Barcelona, Catalonia and Spain, MWCapital focuses on three areas: the empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens in the use of digital technologies; the digital transformation of industries; and the acceleration of innovation through digital-based entrepreneurship. Collectively, our programmes are positively transforming Education, Industry and the Economy.

MWCapital hosts the Mobile World Congress and delivers 4YearsFromNow [4YFN], a business platform for the startup community.


We promote the entrepreneurial ecosystem by contributing to build strong relations among startups, corporations and research centers.


We bolster the digital transformation of the business community and services, exposing productive sectors to the latest digital solutions.


We foster the technological empowerment of new generations, professionals and citizens to assure that the digital transformation process doesn’t leave anyone behind.

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