Lots of municipalities have the opportunity to run the development of sustainable cities and communities of the future. At the same time, there are daily operations and legal tasks which cannot be prioritized less or outsourced.
The results and the knowledge are now being used in five municipalities in the region. Three of the municipalities, Sarpsborg, Spydeberg and Hvaler, have initiated Smart City projects. We have further scheduled meetings with six other municipalities to start dialogues on establishing Smart City projects.
We are working with ideas from R&I in the NCE cluster, from workshops in the NCE cluster, from the program group of Smart Energy Hvaler and from conferences and workshops from home and abroad. The chief municipal executive and the management team choose which ideas to go with. We will then design the projects, describe pre-projects, pilots and low risk demos. Following pilot success, the projects go full scale.
Examples of municipal innovation investments: