The Danish Smart City Network is a network for organizations and institutions across Denmark that exchanges knowledge, experiences, and ideas on smart city initiatives. The aim is to establish a forum that explores the potential for smart city solutions and that supports the development of smart city initiatives throughout the country.
The Smart City Network is a national collaboration initiated in 2013 by the Danish Ministry of Housing, Urban and Rural Affairs in cooperation with Aarhus University. Until 2017, the Danish Business Authority in collaboration with the initiator Martin Brynskov from Aarhus University has run the Danish Smart City Network. It is now handed over to the current consortium, consisting of The Danish Town Planning Institute, State of Green, Gate 21, CITY PACK and CLEAN, which together form the circle of partners and operate the network. Today there are approximately 140 members representing stakeholders from the public sector, the private sector, and knowledge institutions.
The Danish Smart City Network contributes to inspire and elucidate the potential of intelligent solutions through specific use cases, both for the public sector as well as the private actors. In addition, the network supports the development of not only intelligent, but also sustainable, secure, and citizen-centered solutions in Denmark on challenges such as urbanization and congestion, supply and infrastructure, growth and innovation, social cohesion, and data. The Smart City Network also contributes to the development of intelligent cities, which is based on the perspectives and needs of cities and citizens, so that we will have strong and viable cities and communities. Finally, the Danish Smart City Network helps to improve the coordination of Danish smart city initiatives and the overview of the various projects, events and initiatives that exist across cities and private stakeholders.