Created in 2015, the City’ZEN Challenge is Berger-Levrault’s international and inter-school innovation competition. Its aim is to sponsor and reward young talents in the creation of innovative digital solutions. These solutions are intended to improve the life of citizens while responding to the major social, societal and environmental challenges of the 21st century.

This competition is at the heart of Berger-Levrault’s international strategy to encourage and invest in the next generation of entrepreneurs who will transform urban life through innovation and technological evolution.

As the future of cities depends on an ecological transformation of urban life, the acceleration of green technology is paramount. For this reason, the 6th edition of The GREEN TECH Competition! puts ecology at the center of the City’ZEN Challenge.

The GREEN TECH Competition: It’s about making cities smarter and greener!

From now on, students will be challenged to develop digital and smart city solutions that will lead to a more sustainable use of technology.

The call for projects to our partner schools will run from October 18, 2021 to November 29, 2021.

Our partner schools:

  • in Albania: EPITECH Tirane
  • in Belgium: EPITECH Brussels
  • in Canada: ÉTS Montreal
  • in France: EPITECH, University of Montpellier, IPI Toulouse, Simplon, ISIS-Castres, ECE Paris/Lyon, ESILV La Défense, UniLaSalle
  • in Germany: EPITECH Berlin, Becode/Simplon
  • in Morocco: ENSA, ISMO Tetouan, Youcode/Simplon
  • in Spain: Epitech Barcelona, Factoría F5

For more information, visit the website dedicated to the #CityZenChallenge competition:

City'ZEN Challenge - edition 6 - win 25 000€


Student-teams are invited to submit their project proposals from the 18th of October 2021 until the deadline on the 29th of November 2021.

Learn more about the City'ZEN Challenge