Ooredoo Qatar has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Siemens and Microsoft to develop digital solutions for smart city solutions across Qatar.

The solutions will be used primarily to serve smart infrastructure applications in different market segments, typically cities, buildings, utilities and industries.

The agreement will develop a range of solutions, including IoT, cloud computing, augmented reality, artificial intelligence, blockchain and other innovations and cutting-edge technologies.

Rebuilding Ukrainian cities with 3D virtual modelling

The Ukrainian government has selected Egis, Dassault Systèmes and B4 to mobilise their expertise and experience in 3D virtual technologies, construction and engineering to rebuild urban areas damaged by the invasion.

The two-phase project approach includes a collaborative reconstruction cost analysis and a general design exercise in the Chernihiv area and the city of Chernihiv.

Virtual twinning is at the heart of the collaborative project, which aims to optimise urban infrastructure, resources, sustainability and quality of life for residents.

District heating produced by servers

In the Danish city of Odense, a unique solution has been devised to make household heating needs greener. According to the report, the heat generated by servers in the local data centre is not wasted: instead of pumping it out into the environment, the data centre's cooling is connected to the local district heating system. This means that the incoming water, at 27 degrees Celsius, is heated by the heat generated by the data centre, so that it is fed back into the system at around 70 degrees Celsius.

Nordic Smart City Network

The Nordic Smart City Network is a collaboration initiative joining five Nordic countries, and currently 20 Nordic cities with a common goal: to explore the Nordic way to create livable and sustainable cities. All capital cities are presented in the network. Collaboration is key to stay competitive in the global market. Nordic smart cities have many shared values and visions, such as open data and the active role of citizens. The cities can benefit from closer collaboration by sharing experiences and the network provides innovative solution providers with a wider market.

Espoo smart city

In 2020, Espoo signed a global commitment on circular economy and stated co-operating in all divisions of the city as well as more than 40 partner and companies. There are also circular and sharing economy experiments for citizens, such as neighbourhood marketplaces and tool shares. However, the partnerships also look above and beyond the city borders: the innovations created in Espoo could spread across the globe.

Székesfehérvár Application

 Székesfehérvár was the first city among the cities with county rights to launch a city mobile application, which helped to provide quick and reliable information to Székesfehérvár residents during the coronavirus epidemic. In addition to the latest news and information, it can also be used for map-based bug reports and to report city operation problems.

Digital Debrecen Google Maps project

The aim of the project is to fill the digital map of the city of Debrecen with the location data of various shops, organisations and tourist destinations (point of interest - POI). To achieve this goal, EDC Debrecen involved high school students, who were able to complete their mandatory community service hours through this project. The students, in groups of 2x6, accompanied by supervisors, spent 3 weeks travelling around the Great Boulevard (Nagykörút) of Debrecen, taking photos of each POI and uploading them and the necessary information to a database.

M4H harbour area transformation in Rotterdam

The municipality of Rotterdam and the Rotterdam Port Authority want to develop M4H (Merwe-Vierhavens, a 100 years old harbour area in the City of Rotterdam, a brownfield area with heavily polluted soil) into an innovative living-work environment, optimally equipped for innovative manufacturing industry and with a mix of working, residential, culture, catering, sports and education. An energetic district with an impact on both the city and the port.

In 2017, the municipality and the Port Authority formulated five objectives for M4H: