Smart City report: an inspiration for tomorrow's cities

Janeiro, 2021
The ‘Smart City’ is no longer a dream for the future. Local governments worldwide increasingly use different solutions to improve the quality of life, progress, and competitiveness in cities. In any smart city, people are at the heart of every solution. The main purpose of technology in smart cities is to improve the living conditions of, and the possibilities for, the residents. There are various ways in which Dutch companies distinguish themselves from their neighbours. 
 
Most importantly, this is in the way they innovate and do business, regardless of the product or service they provide. The innovative and solution-oriented approach of companies in the Netherlands
fits perfectly within this. Dutch companies do not approach the development of their product or service from the angle of the technology, but from the angle of the challenge: what is the issue at hand, and which parties are needed to solve this issue? Dutch entrepreneurs take the perspective of the entire system and involve the entire chain, while naturally considering the possibilities for their own business. Dutch companies have a good international image for a variety of reasons. Firstly, this is due to the fact that Dutch companies must, by definition, be compliant with
EU regulations. This means that all Dutch companies comply with a relatively strict regulatory framework. In addition, through centuries of experience with foreign trade, the Netherlands is known as a reliable partner. Our products might not be the cheapest you can find, but they are of very good quality: if you buy a Dutch product you get value for money. Additionally, we live up to our agreements, we pay our bills, and we are always looking for the win-win within cooperation.

The Netherlands is the ideal testing ground. Dutch companies experiment with new technologies in the form of field labs, demonstration and icon projects, and within those, work together with governments, knowledge institutions and citizens. This means that we can guarantee a good testing environment for new technology in the Netherlands, which can therefore be validated relatively easily. These small-scale projects also offer the ideal way to test new technologies on a small scale before they are applied on a larger scale. Dutch companies experiment with new technologies in the form of field labs, demonstration and icon projects, and within those, work together with governments, knowledge institutions and citizens. 
 
In this report published by the FME and NLinBusiness you can read about the developments and solutions provided in the area of Buildings & Energy; Mobility & Infrastructure; Safety & Security and System Integrators. Click here for more information.