A Smart City is highly complex, as implementation requires broad acceptance among the authorities and population.
effectas has developed a holistic approach that breaks down cities’ organizational silos, thereby liberating synergies as well as the potential for innovation and improved cooperation between departments.
This allows cities to realize cost savings and make themselves more attractive through innovative services.
Synergy creation is a huge issue for all urban areas. effectas’ methodology guarantees an efficient, focused analysis of synergy potential, based on a city’s services, processes and systems. Innovation potential can be revealed through the targeted involvement of stakeholders in the innovation process. effectas approaches the systematic development of ideas through application of the Edison methodology. This structured process allows you to better understand the needs of your stakeholders. That makes it possible to develop product and service ideas currently unthought of.
To implement innovative, cross-departmental ideas in a city, support and cooperation across departments is a key requirement. This can be realised by creating and implementing a Smart Advisory Group with dedicated members from all departments. By taking this approach, it is possible to define horizontal pathways and tackle projects in a non-bureaucratic way.
effectas, with its holistic Smart City approach, is the ideal partner for Smart Cities, villages and regions. effectas is a member of Urban Hive, a Smart City initiative for innovative businesses. In addition, effectas co-founded and works closely with the FTTH Council Europe Smart City Group, and continues to act as its chair.