The SmartCity.institute is a German institute located in Ludwigsburg, Stuttgart, and Cologne that conducts research on the development of smart cities, or cities of the future. Besides the institute’s research activities in the fields of energy, mobility, and city development, it deals with the cross-cutting issues of digitization, sustainability, and resilience. In addition, the institute provides consulting services for cities and industrial enterprises regarding their path to the future. Core services are provided in the fields of vision and business development as well as in designing customer-focused products and services for an urban context.
Furthermore, the SmartCity.institute builds networks to promote the intersectoral exchange of knowledge and cross–industrial collaboration in order to support the creation of real smart city solutions. The institute’s SmartCityNews.global platform – the global smart city knowledge base – pursues the same goal. This free service platform compiles articles on urban issues and cross-sectoral information regarding projects, solutions, people, events, and much more. The SCN City Forum welcomes cities around the world to present themselves and exchange ideas. They can report on their activities, raise questions and share their experiences in this forum.