PGH Lab: Innovate | Test | Scale

Your Urban Lab

PGH Lab connects local startup companies with the City of Pittsburgh and local authorities to test new products and services in a real world environment for three to four months. In the program, startups are encouraged to test, gain valuable market feedback, and iterate. In turn, the program gives local government the opportunity to explore new ways to use technology and services to make government more efficient, transparent, sustainable, and inclusive.

Areas Of Interest

Startup companies are invited to implement innovative solutions to civic challenges in the following topics:

Citizen Engagement

Enhance the lines of communication between local government, non-profits and citizens by expanding digital public engagement and increase opportunities for Pittsburgh’s residents to access information and resources.

Improve Operations

Further improve local government and non-profits’ operations to make internal processes more efficient and effective.

Climate Change & Environment

Help Pittsburgh meet its 2030 Climate Action Goals to reduce energy usage by 50% by 2030.


Suggest a project that does not fall under any of the previous categories but will benefit and make a great impact in the City and the participating organizations.

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