Already today more than 70 percent of the population live in urban areas. A continuing trend with far-reaching effects for the energy production, distribution and usage, mobility and traffic as well as information and communication technology (ICT) within urban areas.
Information is the resource of the 21st century.
The open and structured access to freely available databases of public authorities is an important contribution to the development of a knowledge-based society.
Our approach is to free these single domains from their isolation, connect them and through their INTEGRATION, enable new services and business models. Cities may freely dispose great amounts of information, which – reasonably used – can create benefits for society. Thereby, providing these data for REUTILIZATION and/or THIRD PARTY USAGE.
The [ui!] - the urban institute® GROUP, is an incubator and innovative software and consulting company in the field of "Smart City". As a trusted advisor, [ui!] helps cities define their smarter city strategy to become more efficient and better run. Through the open, cloud-based, [ui!] UrbanPulse, the city-wide sensors are brought together in one platform. It consolidates and translates the diverse data into actionable intelligence, using analytics and algorithms, for decision-making and automation. This will drive new revenues, increased satisfaction of citizens and businesses as well as reduced operating costs for the city.