Smart Cities Scotland

Through the Scottish Cities Alliance millions of pounds are being invested to make Scotland’s cities smarter, using new technologies to accelerate and transform the delivery of city services.

Ecosystem
Aberdeen City Region
Tay Cities Region
Edinburgh & South East Scotland City Region
Glasgow and Clyde Valley City Region
Inverness & Highland City Region
Stirling
Aberdeen City RegionTay Cities RegionEdinburgh & South East Scotland City RegionGlasgow and Clyde Valley City RegionInverness & Highland City RegionStirling.

Through the Scottish Cities Alliance £60 million, including £25 million of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) support, is being invested to make Scotland’s cities smarter, using new technologies to accelerate and transform the delivery of city services.

Utilising this investment, Scotland’s seven cities aim to become more attractive, liveable and resilient through data and digital technology - improving the cities for their citizens and making them more attractive to potential investors who are increasingly looking at sustainability as a key draw.

A range of projects are being delivered through the ERDF Programme ‘Scotland’s 8th City - the Smart City’ including:-

  • Open Data
  • Smart Communities: Mobile Working
  • Smart Services: Energy
  • Smart Services: Mobility
  • Smart Services: Waste
  • Smart Services: Public Safety
  • Smart Infrastructure: Innovation Labs
  • Smart Infrastructure: Intelligent Street Lighting
  • Smart Infrastructure: Water Management

Over the next 3 years Scotland’s cities will continue to work collaboratively on Smart City projects with a focus on:-

  • Mobile working, including the development and deployment of mobile applications enabling out-of-office access and updating of data from business systems, enabling operating efficiencies and enhancing service quality.
  • Smart Infrastructure projects using an ‘Internet of Things’ (IoT) approach, connecting devices to generate and improve data to aid councils and partners to reduce energy us-age, improve reporting and service delivery, and inform data-driven decision making.

Glasgow City Council is acting as the Lead Partner for the Programme. The 8th City Programme Management Office is based within the Council and can be contacted at 8th_city_pmo@glasgow.gov.uk

Twitter: #smartcitiesscotland, @scotgovESIF

Publications

Smart Cities Scotland Blueprint

Smart Cities Scotland Maturity Model and Self-Assessment tool

Smart Cities Scotland Investment Roadmap

Smart Cities Scotland and the Alliance Q&A

8th City Programme Quarterly Updates

Partners

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