TÜV SÜD’s Smart City Services support cities in the tasks of modernising their infrastructures and creating an environmentally-friendly, efficient and liveable environment. The services build on the experience collected in the “Morgenstadt: City Insights” innovation network and the European Triangulum project. In March 2016 starts the TÜV SÜD-City Challenge, in which cities can apply for the pilot project of the TÜV SÜD-Smart City Assessment.
Against the backdrop of increasing urbanisation and new challenges caused by climate change, cities worldwide are facing major challenges. “To master these challenges, cities will have to develop smart solutions”, says Kai Tepe, TÜV SÜD ImmoWert GmbH. “The problem lies in making increasingly complex infrastructures environmentally friendly, efficient and, of course, liveable.” TÜV SÜD supports this process by offering a suite of new smart city services. In TÜV SÜD-Smart City Assessment, the experts analyse the current status of your city on the basis of 80 action fields and summarise their results in a report indicating the strengths and weaknesses of your city and identifying possible needs for action. TÜV SÜD-Smart City Lab will then use the results of the assessment to work with the city on developing an individual roadmap for sustainable development and specific measures to implement the strategy. To round off its suite of services, the international service provider offers the TÜV SÜD-Smart City Quick Check, a summarised report pinpointing strengths and weaknesses in areas such as quality of life, resilience, environment and waste and innovation.
“Our TÜV SÜD-Smart City Services build on the experiences of the Morgenstadt Initiative and the Triangulum European lighthouse project, both led by Fraunhofer IAO. The tools from this project and initiative are already being implemented in practice“, explains Kai Tepe. Morgenstadt City Labs are already in operation in Prague, Chemnitz, Lisbon and Tiflis to determine the current status of those cities, while in Manchester, Eindhoven and Stavanger – the lighthouse cities of the Triangulum project – various smart city solutions are being tried and tested to obtain “blueprints” that can be transferred to other locations. TÜV SÜD ImmoWert has been a partner in the “Morgenstadt: City Insights” innovation network since 2012 and has been involved in the European Triangulum project since 2015.
TÜV SÜD Smart City Challenge to start in March 2016
In March 2016, the international service provider will launch the TÜV SÜD Smart City Challenge to present its TÜV SÜD-Smart City Services on the market. “Within the scope of the challenge, we call on all cities to apply for our Smart City Assessment pilot project", explains Kai Tepe. The TÜV SÜD Smart City Challenge is organised jointly with Fraunhofer IAO. The closing date for the application will be in June. The winner will obtain the full TÜV SÜD-City Lab service package at a significantly lower price.
TÜV SÜD at MIPIM 2016 in Cannes
For further information on TÜV SÜD Smart City Services and to submit your application for the TÜV SÜD Smart City Challenge, go to www.tuev-sued.de/immowert or visit the international trade show, MIPIM 2016, in Cannes, where TÜV SÜD can be found along other companies at the shared stand of the City of Munich, R7.G16.
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