Berlin named a smart city model project!

The start of a new smart city strategy

Berlin’s submission to latest round of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, Building and Community’s “Smart City Model Projects” funding program was successful! The motto for this round was “The Common Good and Networked Cities/City Networks.” Under this banner, Berlin will now develop a new Smart City Strategy, as well as five concrete projects to be implemented. (Press Release – in German)

The CityLAB will be actively involved in this process, something we’re greatly looking forward to. Already in the last year we’ve had the chance to work closely with the Berlin community on a number of exciting projects, and the experiences we’ve gathered through this work will play an important role in shaping the city’s new Smart City Strategy. In order to ensure the entire process of defining the strategy is as transparent and inclusive as possible, we’ll be hosting a variety of participatory formats over the next several months. As a first step, you’ll find our successful submission for the smart city funding program here (documents available only in German).

Download the submission

The application was drafted by a consortium of civil society, business, science and public administration representatives under the leadership of the Berlin Senate Chancellery.