SmartCityLab is an initiative of science, business and administration. Its aim is to increase the potential and competitiveness of the Polish economy. Bulilding and developing a modern society in a rapidly changing world economy. Each of these sectors brings the necessary elements without which it is impossible to achieve the intended effects. Universities provide future professionals who can create contemporary reality. Business has the right resources so that future professionals have adequate work tools. On the other hand, the administration creates an area where cooperation takes place.
We introduce modern technology that develop human capabilities. They also stimulate the society in the use and co-creation of innovative ICT solutions. At the same time, working closely with science, business and administration to effectively target common efforts. Collaboration will open up potential benefits for all participants.
Among the founders of the project are: higher education institutions (Katowice University of Economics, Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Wroclaw University of Technology) , high technology companies (Hitachi, OandS, Samsung, SigFox) and large urban centres (Wałbrzych, Ruda Śląska, Bytom, Katowice, Gliwice, Chorzów, Zabrze) .
SmartCityLab is a platform created to exchange experiences, identifying problems, and finding ways to solve them. Therefore, we invite you to join the project of all those who have ideas for improving the quality of life in cities (not just entrepreneurs, institutions, local governments).
We intend to promote stable and probable conditions developing digitization of the Polish economy and modern entrepreneurship. Support investments in the expansion of digital infrastructure, services, content, tools and digital capabilities. As pioneers we will build a dialogue between business and state administration, and with the ability and the necessary knowledge to effectively educate all interested.