Transforming Europe’s communities with smart solutions

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On 17 March 2022, at 10.30 CET, the European DIGITAL SME Alliance launched the Focus Group Smart Communities. 

The Focus Group Smart Communities allows digital SMEs and Public Administrations from EU, national, regional and local levels to leverage the power of digital innovation to create sustainable and inclusive communities around Europe.
SMEs are, by definition, integrated into the local ecosystem. They know the players, and are well-positioned to understand the community needs. Allowing European SMEs to deploy their digital services would, in fact, create social value in the community. This is thanks to the creation of jobs, the attraction of high skilled talents and citizens´ involvement in the whole process, thus improving their democratic experience. On the other hand, Public Authorities are struggling to find trustworthy private partners to support them in the digital transformations of the spaces we live in. Hence, there is a risk of ending up locked in with big tech firms that do not often comply with EU values.

By joining forces, more than 400 million Europeans will safely embrace and participate in the digital transformation of their communities, both urban and rural areas, and benefit from the added value created by a flourishing digital innovation ecosystem.

If you represent a digital SME which is developing tailored services for public authorities or a representative of a City, Region, or Municipality looking for trustworthy digital services, you can request to join the Focus Group Smart Communities here!

During the event, DIGITAL SME discussed with representatives of the European Commission, the Committee of Regions and networks of Cities and Regions the key principles for SMEs to steer the digital transformation of European communities. Interoperability, market accessibility and the digital divide between urban and rural areas are some of the topics that were examined during the Panel.

Two sessions were then entirely dedicated to the most outstanding digital solutions that have been submitted in our digital catalogue. SMEs have pitched their smart solutions, showcasing the incredible innovation capacity of our European digital champions, as well as shared their vision on how to further enhance the collaboration with Public Authorities.

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AGENDA

10.30 – 10.35Welcome by Sebastiano Toffaletti, European DIGITAL SME Alliance
10.35 – 10.50Keynote Speeches

  • Gaetano Armao, Vice-president of the Committee of the Regions
  • Eddy Hartog, European Commission
10.50 – 11.05Tour de table – SMEs best practices
11.05 – 11.15Presentation of Focus Group Smart Communities Manifesto

  • Paulo Valente, DIGITAL SME
11.15 – 11.30Tour de table – SMEs best practices
11.30 – 12.25European digital champions driving the transformation of our cities and villages – Moderated panel discussion with representatives of cities and SMEs and Q&A

  • Geni Raitisoja, OASC
  • Federica Bordelot, Eurocities
  • Paulo Valente, DIGITAL SME
  • Bart Rosseau, City of Ghent
12.25 – 12.30Wrap-up

  • Marcos Nogueira, Head of Alentejo EU Office
  • Sebastiano Toffaletti, DIGITAL SME
96 Entries
Ubiwhere

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
The Urban Platform provides cities’ decision-makers with a holistic view of the smart urban envi...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Florence, Guimarães, Quarteira, Porto, Aveiro (Portugal), He...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Blockchain/DLT Cloud Data Anal...
COUNTRY
Portugal
CONTACT DETAILS
Treedom SRL SB

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
In the last decades, we observed that deforestation and environmental degradation are causing the natural...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Headquarters: Florence Other offices: Munich, London, Paris, Amsterd...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
-
SECTOR/CATEGORY
forestry Agriculture / Farming,...
COUNTRY
Italy
CONTACT DETAILS
Martel GmbH

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
The Orchestra Cities IoT and Smart City platform is an open-source, Cloud-native, enterprise-streng...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
EKZ Zurich, City of Wolfsburg Germany

ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Club Member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Consultancy Media and Public In...
COUNTRY
Switzerland
CONTACT DETAILS
Signalton Technology

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
We developed a complete disaster search and rescue system (DSAR) involving a domestic sensor device, j...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Not yet deployed. Lab prototype (TRL 4-5) ready. Working on an improve...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Accountacy Smart Cities Artifi...
COUNTRY
Turkey
CONTACT DETAILS
deeptraffic

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
deeptraffic 101 - Our software suite

deeptraffic’s solution for the dynamic traffic management ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Gianne, Greece. Region of Epirus.
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Smart Cities
COUNTRY
Greece
CONTACT DETAILS
Univrses AB

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Univrses’ 3DAI™ City is a data collection and distribution platform built to address the need for tim...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Europe
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Mobility / Transport / Logistics
COUNTRY
Sweden
CONTACT DETAILS
Cybernetica AS

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Our product called X-Road/UXP is a standardised, interoperable and secure data exchange technology. Th...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Estonia (Tallinn, Tartu, ...); Ukraine (small municipalities all aroun...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
ITL (Estonian Association of Information Technology and Telecommunications)
SECTOR/CATEGORY
IT Development Digital Particip...
COUNTRY
Estonia
CONTACT DETAILS
intellinium

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Sector of application = Smart Cities Safety and Security
Every 15 seconds, a worker dies from a ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Communauté du Pays d'Evian - FRANCE
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Construction Software Developme...
COUNTRY
France
CONTACT DETAILS
FE Ul 4PDIH

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
The kulTura project is a local example of good practice in the field of revitalising and experiencing ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Črnomelj-Jastrebarsko

ORGANISATION TYPE
Association/Cluster
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Tourism
COUNTRY
Slovenia
CONTACT DETAILS
DigitalHQ

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Rural localities need to digitally project their area as vibrant and attractive locations in which inn...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Dublin, Ireland
ORGANISATION TYPE
Other
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS
Passbolt SA

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Problem; Digitalization has created millions of digital teams worldwide (30M of them by 2023 according...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Governmental institutions in Luxembourg and other countries
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
DIGITAL SME France
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Luxembourg
CONTACT DETAILS
HERCAL ACUSTEC S.L.

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Our company with our commercial name HC Technologies has designed a super flex device for working in w...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Lucca (Italy), Bilbao (Spain)
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Remote Control Smart Cities Io...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Kunfud

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Our solution is under a complete conformity assessment within the ETSI ISG PDL for poC frameworks and ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
valladolid
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Interconnectivity
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
TeamDev srl

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Every municipality is usually already equipped with a wide range of devices and sensors, but the resul...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Perugia, Umbria, Italy
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
ASSINTEL
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Smart Cities
COUNTRY
Italy
CONTACT DETAILS
Odin Solutions SL

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Flexibility service provision

The Smart Parking solution leverages the information...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Murcia

ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Energy
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Kedeon

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
A lot of food and grocery products are sensitive to environmental conditions. Currently, there’s no ea...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
The Baltic States, Portugal, Czech republic, UK, Poland
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Logistics Blockchain/DLT IoT
COUNTRY
Latvia
CONTACT DETAILS
Metrica6

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
iMIND is a set of technological solutions formed by multiples devices, a platform and an app. Dependin...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Granada (Spain)
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
PR Tech Global Ltd

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
PR Tech Global Ltd is building future leaders and enhancing the digital skills economy with innovation an...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
CENTRAL LONDON, USA, EUROPE, ASIA, AMERICAS
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Media and Public Information Co...
COUNTRY
United Kingdom
CONTACT DETAILS
AviBike Ltd

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Smart and secure bicycle docks to foster a sustainable and smart urban mobility. We take away the burd...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Budapest
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Digitális Jólét
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Mobility / Transport / Logistics
COUNTRY
Hungary
CONTACT DETAILS
Derilinx

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Derilinx provides high-quality Data Sharing solutions. Our team have rich experience in working with O...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Dublin, Ireland
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
COUNTRY
Ireland
CONTACT DETAILS
lector vision

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Lector Vision develops integral solutions of artificial vision, both software and hardware, applied to...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Madrid, Spain
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
IT Development Software Develop...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
ADDITESS Ltd

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
addTASK is an incident reporting and situational awareness tool used to provide collaborative real-tim...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Ayia Napa, Cyprus and near future Nicosia , Cyprus
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
IT Development Software Develop...
COUNTRY
Cyprus
CONTACT DETAILS
TOMI WORLD

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
TOMI is an innovative urban interactive solution providing all the information that matters in the rig...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Portugal ( more than 100 cities) , Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), Santiago d...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Portugal
CONTACT DETAILS
upandbike

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
upandbike is a new system to create net of available parking for bikes across the city by means of aut...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
It will be installed in Lleida within 2 months.
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not sure
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Smart Cities
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Foundation (not for profit)

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
How to communicate online about sensitive, confidential or other important things? Smart also means se...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Netherlands
ORGANISATION TYPE
Other
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Netherlands
CONTACT DETAILS
Last Mile Team

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Reduce city urban logistics and last mile goods delivery negative externalities through Digital Twins....
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Madrid Living Lab of EC financed H2020 Research and Innovation Action ...
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Logistics Software-as-a-Service...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Starlab Barcelona SL

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Environment assessment is increasingly acknowledged as an important planning tool having an impact in ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Barcelona
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
e-Health
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Odin Solutions S.L.

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
In the new economy, the role of digitization is increasingly present, and new resources are becoming a...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Mainly in Spain and Mexico, integrating clients' farms located in...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
IT Development Software Develop...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
ARXIT

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Arxit has created and owns the Brand “Dorsali Digitali™”, Enterprise™ and Territory™. The Enterprise™ ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Italy
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Interconnectivity
COUNTRY
Italy
CONTACT DETAILS
Albacomp Ri. Ltd.

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Maybe it can now be said that the driving assistance systems of today's modern vehicles save li...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Belgium, France, the Netherland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Italy, Monaco,...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Digitális Jólét
SECTOR/CATEGORY
circular economy
COUNTRY
Hungary
CONTACT DETAILS
Streamwide

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Team on the run is a digital platform for communication, management and automation of business process...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Belgium, France, the Netherland, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Italy, Monaco,...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Software Development Digitalisa...
COUNTRY
France
CONTACT DETAILS
NewTech BT Ltd

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Realization of Smart office/Smart Building/Smart City applications for digitalization of much as possi...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Sofia - Bulgaria (test) ; New City Hall in Leipzig; The Estrel Congres...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
IT Development Consultancy Dig...
COUNTRY
Bulgaria
CONTACT DETAILS
EGroupware GmbH

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
EGroupware is the Smart Online Office for the web browser from EGroupware GmbH in Kaiserslautern/Germa...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Germany: Nordenham, Jena, Ochtrup, Pirmasens, many Universitys and sch...
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
-
COUNTRY
Germany
CONTACT DETAILS
CloudGuide

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Every time you visit a museum you either get an audioguide that many people would not take or have to ...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Spain, UK, Belgium, Germany, France, USA
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Entertainment Marketplace Clou...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Urbiotica

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
We are an innovative technological company that designs and develops state-of-the-art wireless monitor...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Barcelona
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Mobility / Transport / Logistics
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
Optifarm

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
Optifarm SMART is an online marketplace that combines fresh, seasonal and organic offerings from count...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Slovenia
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Marketplace Consultancy Logist...
COUNTRY
Slovenia
CONTACT DETAILS
LIFE IS HARD SA

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
The citizen engagement platform CityHealth is an all-in-one solution that addresses areas such as Smar...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Romania (50 cities), Brasil, Moldavia
ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Cluj IT Cluster
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Software Development
COUNTRY
Romania
CONTACT DETAILS
Data Competence Center for Cit...

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
With its Open Urban Data Platform (OUP), the Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions DKSR offers...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Cologne (Germany), Mainz (Germany), Mönchengladbach (Germany)
ORGANISATION TYPE
Startup
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Not yet a member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Interconnectivity
COUNTRY
Germany
CONTACT DETAILS
INSIKT INTELLIGENCE

PRODUCTS / PROJECTS
INSIKT Spotlight, our unique software, collects and analyses digital data to help organisations detect...
CITY / REGION WHERE SOLUTION WAS DEPLOYED
Oslo Norway, Padova Italy

ORGANISATION TYPE
SME
DIGITAL SME MEMBER
Club Member
SECTOR/CATEGORY
Artificial Intelligence Softwar...
COUNTRY
Spain
CONTACT DETAILS
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