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DI Friedrich Kapusta
Energieinstitut der Wirtschaft GmbH

Webgasse 29/3, A-1060 Wien
T +43 (0)1 343 343 0


Cooperation models

The aim of this project is to contribute to the support of cooperation between Austrian communities or key community players/institutions and the economy in terms of future smart cities projects.

For this purpose, a cooperation-compass was created, a networking event was hosted and the existing project and key player lists [1] updated or supplemented.

Existing and successfully implemented collaborations with smart cities have been researched and relative information clearly presented (Best practice examples). This information is intended to server as a stimulus for interested key players - in particular representatives of communities or community employees of companies.

The cooperation compass is a clear presentation of the different co-operation models and divides them into four categories. The categories are determined by "roles" that the city/community can take on in such projects. This allows those interested in the co-operation compass to situate their own projects or project ideas, i.e. to find a suitable model for co-operation, and to use similar ongoing collaborations as information or a source of contact, which are briefly described in the compass.

In addition, there is detailed information on five practical examples from different areas of technology, with different forms of cooperation and from communities of different sizes. A collection of links completes the information about the co-operation compass.

At the networking event held in Graz on 04/13/2012, in a workshop called "How cities and the economy can cooperate successfully" - as part of the Smart Cities Days, included reports on ongoing collaborations in Austria, presentations of practical examples from Germany and Austria, clarification of aspects of the co-operation projects to consider and questions were answered in connection with the public procurement law. Also, the networking opportunities offered by the technology platform Smart Cities Austria were presented. The participants also had the opportunity to present and discuss their own activities.

[1] Key player and project list created by OIR/AIT as part of the SmartCitiesNet project


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