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Smarter Together Munich


Logo des Projekts Smarter Together München  Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung des Bildes.
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Munich – a laboratory for the European city of tomorrow

The EU Commission has chosen Munich, Lyon and Vienna to pilot ground-breaking smart city solutions. “Smarter Together” is turning Munich into a laboratory for the European city of the future, as local government collaborates closely with numerous partners in the business and academic communities.

Funded by te EU Commission the Munich local government has teamed up with eleven partners in the business and academic communities to find answers to key questions about the future of urban development.

The aim is to harness cutting-edge technology and use data intelligently to find answers to questions about the future or urban development. Residents’ quality of life is to be improved, homes are to become more energy-efficient and connected mobility offerings are to be created.

Five specific areas of Smarter Together

  • “Living labs” – a format to facilitate the participation of local residents
  • District heating and renewable energy for the targeted low-energy districts
  • Comprehensive, integrated refurbishment to achieve low energy levels in public and private construction by local government and relevant cooperatives
  • A platform for smart data management and smart services in integrated infrastructure installations
  • Sustainable e-mobility

What will the Smarter Together achieve?

Deputy Mayor Josef Schmid is responsible for the project, and for him the magic number is 20: The goal is for the activities of the Munich Smarter Together project to reduce co2 emissions by more than 20 percent, to generate more than 20 percent of energy from renewable sources and to improve energy efficiency by more than 20 percent. By 2050, Munich indeed wants the Neuaubing-Westkreuz district to achieve a zero carbon footprint.

Where is Smarter Together Munich based?

Between now and the start of 2021, Munich is investing the funds it receives from the EU in the Neuaubing-Westkreuz/Freiham district, home to around 30,000 people on the city’s western edge. This, the largest but most sparsely populated district of Munich, is now also the biggest urban development space in Germany.

Impressions of Smarter Together Munich

Stadtteillabor Eröffnung Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.

Josef Schmid, Deputy Mayor of Munich, at the Smarter Together opening party

Anlage der Mobilitätsstation Westkreuz Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.

Concept of an e-mobility station

Stadtteillabor West - Smarter Together  Link öffnet eine vergrößerte Darstellung in einer Diashow.

The living lab Munich