Digital technology facilitating enriched quality of life in the city
A Smart City is a city or region where digital technologies are being combined with infrastructure, architecture and everyday objects. The data from this interplay are then structured and processed into tools that provide an answer to urban problems: social and economic inequality, mobility issues, etc.
The technologies of the digital age run like a thread through the infrastructure the smart city. They facilitate innovations, savings, options for sustainability, and more. All this helps enrich the quality of life in the city.
Smart City Tech is a partnership to facilitate global cooperation between city stakeholders aiming at the development and realization of innovative value models for urban areas enabled by smart systems. This partnership keeps us and our members informed about goings-on elsewhere and creates an internationalization platform, opening doors to the rest of Europe. Members of the Smart Cities Programme enjoy all the benefits of the alliance.
Our Smart Cities Programme created this successful regional network by participating in an Innovative Business Network (IBN) scheme set out by the Flemish government. This project is an essential part of our Smart Cities Programme, providing access to complementary networks and know-how. Within this ecosystem we focus specifically on companies that actively develop products and services for cities and municipalities in the value chain of a smart city.
Open City Project
Open city – Knowledge transfer with regard to unlocking standards and best practices for one open ‘datafied’ society within the domain of environmental factors (air quality, sound, water, light, electromagnetic radiation, etc.) as the basis for innovation value models.