Berlin is smart!
Berlin is not only one of the most attractive business hubs in Germany; it is also a laboratory for efficient infrastructure, informational networking, sustainable mobility, creativity and combining high productivity with high quality of life.
Smart City is the integrated approach to all the future topics with which we, as a city, will be dealing with in the decades to come. It is about anticipating trends and developments in all areas that affect life in a big city. The idea is to use ICT to develop concrete solutions to make our city more efficient, healthier, more sustainable, more livable and cleaner. In addition to benefiting citizens, climate protection, resource conservation and sustainability are of particular importance. It is necessary to create an organizational framework and network decision-making processes in the cities in order to establish smart technologies.
This includes production processes, services and technologies as well as infrastructures, which will be integrated, networked, mutually supported and implemented through the new “smart” information and communication technologies.
In Berlin, there are already many interdisciplinary projects that generate and utilize synergies from the public sphere, science and research, as well as businesses. Thanks to the excellent research landscape and the large number of innovative companies, the city already has a huge potential, particularly in the fields of
- energy technologies
- transport | mobility | logistics
- information and communication technologies
- healthcare industries,
Thus there is a clear political commitment for Berlin as a smart city. In April 2015, the Berlin Senate decided on the Smart City Berlin Strategy. The objectives of the smart city strategy include expanding the international competitiveness of the Berlin-Brandenburg metropolitan region, increasing the resource efficiency and climate neutrality of Berlin by 2050, and creating a pilot market for innovative applications.
Berlin Partner for Business and Technology is helping implement these objectives. As an association for developing businesses and promoting technologies, we support growth and innovation in Berlin. Smart city plays an essential role in that. Our expertise and comprehensive service and information offers allow us to support companies and projects with all smart city-related topics and make us the central point of contact in Berlin.