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U4SSC Implementation Programme

​​​​​​The U4SSC Implementation Programme (U4SSC-IP), IP supports the implementation of ​projects and builds partnerships which aim to build smarter and more sustainable cities worldwide. ​​The U4SSC-IP Leader is: Ms Kari Eik, Organization for International Economic Relations (OiER).​​

​U4SSC Implementation Programme ​ ​ ​

​Project Title ​Scope Organization ​Leader Timeline
​Data for Cities - A Pragmatic Approach
​This deliverable will include Smart Dubai's approach to data management as a pragmatic case. It will include conducting e-meetin​gs (webinars) to explain among others the Dubai Data Law, Dubai Data Initiative, open data approach taken by Smart Dubai and also Decentralized Data Marketplace currently being implemented in Dubai. It will provide insights and lessons learnt from a pragmatic implementation perspective. The potential audience can be aspiring cities who intend to undertake data initiatives in their own contexts.

​Smart Dubai Office
Okan Geray2019-2020
​Digital SDG Accelerator
​Digital SDG Accelerator is organized by Evercity with the support of infrastructural partner Russian National Development Corporation, as well as International Telecommunication Union, UN Global Compact Russia, Russian Carbon Fund, CSR Central Asia and more that 20 leaders of the innovative ecosystem in EAEU countries. Within the Accelerator, experts will select innovative digital projects supporting economic recovery, healthcare systems, SMEs and citizens to overcome the consequences of the Coronacrisis. Its main outcomes will include pilot projects with corporate partners and development of a catalogue of Digital SDG Technologies of EAEU. The catalogue will be officially presented at the key international events to accelerate further deployment of the best EAEU technologies on the global market including COP 26 in Glasgow.  
Participants will get an opportunity to:

Alexey Shadrin​​2020-2021
​Global City Solutions Marketplace

​The Global Digital Marketplace has been set up to support cities, businesses and finance instituions to connect for designing and developing projects after completion of KPI evaluation. The U4SSC IP team is working to support all stakeholders in building this bridge. Through the marketplace, cities have a unique opportunity to engage with experts and solution providers to gain a better understanding of adequate solutions and financing opportunities. Cities promote projects through the platform as an open invitation for local and international providers to submit proposals for implementation. The program experts review and analyse project viability and develop project financing solutions through the City Investment Project Facility in support of the Digital Investment Marketplace. 


Santtu Hulkkonen

Data Management Platform including City/KPI Dashboard

​A KPI Dashboard is under development to support and faciliate the date gathering from cities in theU4SSC IP as well as to provide tools for visualizations and reports.
​Kari Eik​2020-2025

​Innovation & Co-Creation LAB Vienna

​The Innovation and Co-Creation LAB in Vienna was opened in 2018 by UNECE and OiER to support the implementation of smart sustainable city projects. The Lab is a concrete space where businesses, academica and cities come together to develop join projects and solution.

​Innovation & Co-Creation LAB Alesund

​Linked to Simulation tool for cities a innovation LAB has been opened by the City of Alesund in Norway​ to support this work as well as to take forward co-creation activities between business, cities, academica and finance instituions. The LAB will be focussed on Norwegian and Nordic Cities in the Program.
City of Alesund
Bente Glomset Vikhagen​2020-2025

​Global City Simulation Tool

​Partnering with the Offshore Simulator Centre/Augment City in Norway, OiER is working on providing a new cutting-edge simulation technology to cities. OSC has developed software, Augmented Reality (AR) and predictive programs for simulators, which can be used to set up digital graphical twins of cities. The Global City Simulation Tool integrates data from all urban areas and sectors to offer a holistic visual understanding of city planning, integration of technologies and effects of decision-making.
By producing a Digital Twin City, simulations are able to test outcome scenarios before implementing them in real-life. It also provides real-time analysis to current city operations and activities. Trough visualisation and simulation, decision makers, stakeholders and citizens will have a tool for easier understanding the complex landscape of current situations, trends, alternatives and consequences before decisions are taken. 

Augment City

Joel Alexander Mills

​Digital Co-Creation Toolbox and blue print for city solutions

​In partnership with 60 German Cities, the German Association of Towns and Municipalities (DStGB) and OiER, Deutsche Telekom has worked to develop the Smart City Co-Creation Toolbox enabling city administrations to approach and be guided in their digitization ideas.  The toolbox is focussed on understanding the different target groups as well as the current challenges of a city, the Tool-box helps to guide on process and  implementation of Smart City solutions.

Deutsche Telekom

​Ole Schilling

​Smart City Guide and Business platform

​This Smart City / Smart Region Guide is aimed at employees in municipalities as a support tool for understanding the concept of smart cities, what is a smart city, understand the stakeholders, and gives an overview of approaches to smart cities.

The Smart City / Smart Region: Guide for Practitioners” in multiple languages (English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Arabic, Russian, etc.)


Bart Gorynski​2020-2025

​National U4SSC Programme NorwayThe first national U4SSC project, taking place in Norway, was announced during Green Standards Week 2019. This comprehensive five year project supports the realization of the Sustainable Development Goals in Norway, with a specific focus on goal 11: “Making cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable”. The U4SSC KPIs are used to evaluate and monitor progress across multiple cities and regions in Norway, affording Norway a networked approach to sustainable development where findings from the KPI evaluations are used to identify solutions that correspond to opportunities shared across cities. By benchmarking the cities using the same standard the project explores how actors, activities and resources can be organised in order to accelerate the cities’ transition to smarter and more sustainable societies. Increasing both the speed and accuracy of the transition represents an important contribution to other cities implementing the Sustainable Development Goals.​


Kristian Mjöen​2020-2025
​City SDG Intelligence Tool

​News and social media represent important interfaces to decision makers in cities, and can help to identify most discussed topics in a city as well as to understand the awareness amongst the population in relation to the SDGs. The Web intelligence platform of webLyzard identifies opinion leaders and visualizes emerging trends across such online channels. It supports decision makers by identifying relevance and sentiment of user-generated content. To compute the indicators, webLyzard builds multilingual content repositories from public online sources. It then uses semantic technologies and opinion mining techniques to process the collected data and extract actionable knowledge from these repositories. The Web intelligence tools of the dashboard provide a real-time account of topics that target audiences associate with the cities products and services. Built on 15 years of R&D into semantic technologies for Web intelligence and visual analytics applications, webLyzard is an Austrian SME founded in 2008.


​U4SSC Country Hubs

​Related to the 92 areas covered by the KPI evaluation and linked to the Global Investment Marketplace, OiER and UNECE has worked to identify and gather solution providers covering all areas of smart sustainable cities. The Hub has businesses ranging from start-ups to multi-nationals and is open for all companies to join. The objective of the Hub is to build the bridge and accelerate cooperation between the public and the private sector through concrete areas of knowledge transfer and projects in evaluated cities.


​Kari Eik

​Twin City Program

​The City Twinning Program is a platform to couple cities to exchange best practices and concrete strategies and activities related to the KPI evaluation, innovation and application of U4SSC IP tools to accelerate progress of SDG 11. Ten cities covering different development stages, sizes and regions will be invited to participate in the U4SSC IP City Twinning Program.

Sm​art Dubai Office

​​​Kari Eik

​E-Mobility Energy Calculator

​An important factor to achieve decarbonization of road transport is to electrify road vehicles. The re-charging of electric vehicles will predominately take place in residential and commercial buildings. Therefore, a central question has to be answered, namely how much energy has to be provided by smart buildings for people using it. The E-Mobility Energy Calculator compile vehicle and housing technology based answers to city planners and housing developing companies for the dimensioning and selection of suitable charging solution technologies. 

Austria Mobile Power


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