Smart City Tech

Smart City Tech

The city of the future needs intelligence based on highly networked embedded systems, the Internet of Things. The Internet of Things records the environment and helps, for example, to regulate traffic or energy flows as required. Under the banner of digitization, BICCnet is committed to sustainably shaping the changes for cities and regions in Bavaria.

According to United Nations estimates, by 2050 more than 70 percent of the population will live in cities or urban agglomerations. Urbanization, climate change, and demographic change are forcing municipalities and politicians to adopt new approaches to ensure stable supply networks and communication networks, and to ensure tailor-made services for a high quality of life. Technological innovations enable smart and energy-efficient solutions in the areas of mobility and transport, work and life, citizen services, education, health and safety.

The increasing dynamics of digital transformation as well as the effects and interactions of technological innovations – particularly in the areas of Industry 4.0, Internet of Things (IoT) or Big Data – for cities and regions in Bavaria require a coordinating approach in the metropolitan regions. Knowledge and strategies must then be transferred to the rest of the state.

The tasks of BICCnet include:

  • Providing information on the effects and solutions of digitization for cities and regions
  • Supporting stakeholders from politics, science, business, and civil society in developing innovative Smart City/Smart Regions projects and
  • Empowering stakeholders to develop new intelligent strategies with the aid of innovative digital planning and control systems, e.g. for urban & regional planning, business development, and services for citizens.
Sascha Stöppelkamp