The Science Year 2015 is centered on the city of the future, not least because cities are important places of innovation. The Science Year initiative encompasses a scientific framework programme as well as accompanying events, and is a good example of how academia and civil society can participate in sustainable development, and promote public debate about science. The Science Years are organized by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research, , in cooperation with WID – Wissenschaft im Dialog (Science in Dialogue). re:publica is one of the partners, and will highlight the future of the city, between technology, society and sustainability, with a special BMBF-funded sub-conference. Find out more about previous Science Year events at re:publica 2014.