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20 Smart City Berlin B erlin is smart. The city is a laboratory for everything that we work towards for urban life in the 21st century: efficient infrastructure, information networking, environmentally sustainable mobility, creativity, and a connection between higher productivity and a higher quality of life. More than 100 companies, science and research facilities belong to the Smart City Network Berlin. Together they aim to take Berlin to the cutting edge of intelligently networked European cities. Aside from being of benefit to the city‘s citizens, climate protection, conservation of resources, and sustainability are of particular importance. The creation of organizational framework conditions as well as the interlinking of decision-making processes in the cities are prerequisites for the establishment of smart technologies. Autonomous driving. Since January 2018, automated vehicles with electric drive have been used in a pilot project at two locations of the Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin. The clinic area offers an ideal test area due to its diverse use by pedestrians (employees, students, patients, visitors), vehicles and bicycles. Autonomous driving in urban traffic is also being tested and researched in other test areas. Freight bike instead of delivery van. In Berlin, more than 400,000 parcels are delivered annually, 2500 delivery vans are constantly on the road. For the environment and traffic, delivery with freight bicycles from micro-depots evenly distributed throughout the city would be much better. This is exactly what the KoMoDo project is currently testing in the Prenzlauer Berg district. Open data is the key to the digital city: it is the basis for innovative products, services and business models. That‘s why Berlin offers access to a multitude of data records on the Open Data Berlin portal – from timetable data, tree population and energy consumption to retail sales figures. Use energy intelligently. With the Wind- NODE project, Berlin is at the heart of the energy transition, as are the other SMART INNOVATIONS FROM BERLIN 15 meters under- Potsdamer Platz Coordination of underground construction work Berlin is growing, which is why a lot is being built in Berlin and the networks for electricity, water, heat and gas are constantly being expanded and renewed. The online portal infrest ensures that supply and disposal companies, building planners, developers and authorities have an overview and can easily coordinate all construction activities. Beneath Potsdamer Platz Arkaden shopping center, a supply center sits 15 meters below the surface. Around 180 trucks arrive at the ramps here every day and make deliveries to the stores on Potsdamer Platz. The service passages stretch out for more than five kilometers altogether. Even the garbage collection by the recycling company ALBA takes place hidden away underground. In this process, a total of 13 different types of garbage are separated so that only completely sorted waste leaves the supply center. New ideas for the infrastructure Berlin‘s major infrastructure companies – water utilities, municipal cleaning, public transport companies and electricity and heating network operators – have been operating the InfraLab Berlin since 2016. The InfraLab is a long-term co-working & co-creation project in which startups, but also thinkers from politics, civil society and science, can further develop and test their ideas for the city of the future in cooperation with the infrastructure operators.

Business Metropolis – Solutions 21 states in eastern Germany. As a pioneer for renewable energies, the WindNODE region already meets the development goals of the federal government for 2025, with 45% renewable electricity in consumption. WindNODE aims to prove that the energy transition can be successful, both technologically and economically. To this end, generation and consumption must be synchronized flexibly and optimally through intelligent networks via an „Internet of Energy“. Aside from a high-performance ICT platform, important elements include flexible energy users such as cold stores, heat accumulators, electrical vehicles and smart home applications. Whether startups or global players: many creative heads are working in Berlin‘s companies for solutions for the city of tomorrow. The digital transformation is in full swing and Berlin is the perfect place to make the leap from here into the next technological age. Michael Müller Governing Mayor of Berlin Biogas from organic waste The Berlin municipal hygiene organization (Berliner Stadtreinigungsbetriebe BSR) follows the ideals of the circle economy. An example: Collected organic waste is taken to a fermentation plant and transformed into biogas. This fuels the BSR vehicles that go on to collect more waste. In this way, around 2.5 million liters of diesel are saved each year. Unused waste is passed on to garden and landscaping businesses, or is used in agriculture. Mobile on two wheels Berlin is great for cycling and scooter riding. And it‘s never been easier. Around 20,000 bicycles and 1400 electric scooters are available for bike and scooter sharing throughout the city. Cars too, of course. Just hop on and drive off! More than 12 different services can be used via the Free2Moove app. Getting around thecity the smart way The live map by the Berlin- Brandenburg transport association (VBB) displays in the browser the real-time movements of all public transport as well as the location of free taxi cabs and car-share vehicles from various providers and bikes. Delays are also displayed. Minutes are shown in numbers after the line number. Photos: | iStock | RFarrarons, Vincent Mosch, companies, SPD Berlin

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