Acting together in the Morgenstadt Urban Data Community

The time of the patchwork is over: Comprehensive solutions are needed. To create and implement these solutions, we are networking municipal actors with each other – in the Urban Data Community (UDC).

Organized by DKSR and the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative, the Urban Data Community offers municipalities, municipal subsidiaries, and regional organizations the ideal exchange platform for jointly advancing digital urban development.

Regular meetings and various event formats within the community ensure short distances to efficiently develop solution approaches in close collaboration, make them scalable, and ensure rapid implementation in the individual member cities. In addition to the necessary development time, collaboration can save costs – for example, when joint procurement is worthwhile, or an application developed by municipality A is adopted by municipalities B, C and D. Together with the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative, we organize training and expert support for participating municipalities in conducting workshops on smart city design.

We link the community with our diverse partners from the smart city sector in innovation partnerships. This enables access to diverse data sources and ensures the quality of the solutions in the long term.

Service Components of the Urban Data Community

The Morgenstadt Urban Data Community services are made up of various components:

Our exchange platform: DKSR.square

UDC members have access to the DKSR.square web portal. Here, information and experience can be exchanged with other municipal actors in order to bring digital solutions to a wider audience – but also with companies that have the right solutions ready for implementation. UDC members are closely involved in the further development of DKSR.square.

Together, cheaper: Community prices

Community members receive services from DKSR at a reduced cost. These include training and participation in various events. In the full membership, the development of technical components is strongly discounted.

Our networking and expert meeting: Urban Data Summit (UDS)

At the Urban Data Summit, the community gathers annually for a central network meeting. The one-day event takes place at changing, inspiring locations with a current focus topic.

Our update format: Brown Bag Meetings

This compact format covers topics suggested by the community on a monthly basis. Members get an overview of current concerns of other smart cities and do not have to invest more time than the duration of a lunch break.

Our link to science: Annual conference of the Fraunhofer Morgenstadt Initiative / Fraunhofer IAO

Members receive discounted access to the annual conference of the Frauenhofer Morgenstadt Initiative. Here, science and practice meet to discuss the latest developments in the field of smart cities.

Become part of the community!

We would be happy to inform you about the details of the community in a personal conversation.

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Eva Schmitz

Consultant Data Strategies & Applications



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