Areas of Expertise

Smart city strategy and governance

Including elaboration and consulting on the main strategy stages, such as background, SWOT or trends or futures analysis; vision development; setting of priorities and objectives; strategy design and intervention logic; action plan including best projects globally; flagship projects design; implementation, budget, and time schedule.

Smart city monitoring and impact assessment

Including the selection of outcome and result indicators; analytics for measurement and impact assessment; data collection and reporting; use of benchmarking and balanced scorecards.

Smart city applications design and development

In the domains of the innovation-led economy and its ecosystems; improving the quality of life in cities; optimization of utilities, transport, energy, water, and waste management solutions; governance, policy and decision-making, safety and security and other public services to citizens.

Innovation systems analysis and innovation strategy

Including innovation mapping, survey and analysis; measuring and benchmarking of innovation performance; innovation-led regional development; research and innovation strategies for smart specialisation (RIS3); assessment of innovation strategy outcomes and impact.

Web-based applications for innovation management

Including strategic intelligence platforms for data collection, processing, and analysis; platforms for market and technology watch; technology transfer platforms that support networks for technology learning and brokering; and innovation collaboration platforms between academia, government, businesses, and end-users.

Solutions for Smart Cities

We promote the development of cities and regions, driven by innovation, the participation of citizens and stakeholders, the improvement of human skills, and smart cities as a modern model for urban development and governance. We offer integrated approaches and solutions for smart city development at the level of  strategy, planning, digital applications development, and assessment. We create solutions for smart cities, mainly open source, which incorporate the most recent technological advances to solve real problems in the domains of growth, safety, and sustainability.

The services we offer to the cities are:

  • Strategy for developing smart city solutions that best meet the particular needs of each city.
  • Software applications design, development, improvement and customization.
  • Training of staff members in applications management.
  • End-user support.
  • Applications hosting on the cloud and analytics.

Solutions for innovation policy and strategy

Digitally supported systems of innovation is a current trend for improving the innovation performance of cities and regions. The Online S3 Platform provides 28 software applications and 4 roadmaps, all open source, and shows different ways in which software, datasets, and web spaces can support the design of innovation policy and the governance of Smart Specialisation Strategies.

ICOS Intelligent cities software repository

The open Intelligent City Software and Solutions Repository (ICOS) is an initiative to gather and disseminate smart city applications in municipalities, computer scientists, generic users and their communities.

More than 140 applications have been registered into ICOS, which can support solutions for (1) the innovation economy, (2) quality of life in cities, (3) optimisation of urban networks and infrastructure, and (4) city management and governance.

By entering the ICOS website you can be informed about available applications, may of which are open sources, and can be installed and customized for any city.