dksr in Practice

Do you need data-based solutions for your municipality? We can help you find and implement them.

In doing so, we build on the decades of combined experience of our consultants and developers.

In the following, you will find an insight into the projects that are currently being carried out with DKSR as a partner or that we have already successfully completed together with our customers.

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Our projects

KUDOS - Dashboard for micromobility

On behalf of the City of Cologne 

Project goal: Within the project “KUDOS – Dashboard for Micromobility”, the goal of the Cologne Urban Data Ecosystem KUDOS was to gain new insights into the use of data from data sources of the different partners by developing and implementing a concrete use case and to develop a better understanding of data platforms and their potential for the city.

Our contribution: via the DKSR Open Urban Data Platform, we were able to successfully link data from the KVB (sharing bikes, weather stations, stops) with that of RheinEnergie (electric scooters) and the City of Cologne (landmarks, events, parking garages, construction sites). We then evaluated the sharing services using a metric based on their positioning in the city as well as their standing time.

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Ideation Challenge Mönchengladbach

on behalf of the city of Mönchengladbach

Project goal: The goal of the Ideation Challenge Mönchengladbach was to conduct an idea competition for an implementation with a direct award for the winner as part of the innovative municipal award strategy. In this way, innovative collaborations were to be promoted in order to use data-based solutions of young (local) companies via the municipal data platform in a meaningful way.

Our contribution: We designed and implemented the Ideation Challenge in close collaboration with the client. In addition to the design of the structure, the process and the participation and evaluation criteria, the concept also included the supervision of participants and the organizational support of the competition. We also developed communication measures to accompany the competition in collaboration with Mönchengladbach and implemented them together with other multipliers from our network.

Studie: "Data Strategies for a Common Good-Oriented Urban Development"

On behalf of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH

Project goal: The goal of the study was to provide the International Smart City Network (ISCN) and the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) with international technical know-how and best practices from the development and implementation of data strategies. In addition, the organizations will use the study in their consulting services for the German Federal Ministry of the Interior and Local Government (BMI) and in partner countries.

 Our contribution: For the study, we identified ten best practices for data strategies and data-driven policies in different cities around the world, including Sao Paolo, Melbourne, Hamburg, Montreal, and Seoul, and conducted structured interviews after researching the smart city experts and contact persons there. The result was an overview of the most important international debates on data strategies, on the basis of which we were able to formulate recommendations for action for cities and regions.

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Open Source Urban Data Platform

on behalf of the Mainzer Stadtwerke AG subcontracted by the city of Mainz

Project goal: In the Open Source Urban Data Platform project with Mainzer Stadtwerke AG (MSW), we support the MSW team with our consulting services and the use of the DKSR Open Urban Data Platform in the development and application of digital solutions for the city of Mainz.

Our contribution: Together with MSW, we are developing several use cases as a proof of concept for the DKSR Open Urban Platform. The first of these is already in place: by linking data from Innogy charging stations and SCS ground sensors in Mainz, we want to optimize e-charging station occupancy in the city. Charging point occupancy and charging times are monitored; in the event of incorrect use, for example, a report is sent directly to the public order office. Other use cases, such as the monitoring of heavy rainfall events and the observation of parking space occupancy in real-time using sensors in vehicles, are being planned.

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