Smart City Investigation

Regional smart specialization in Etelä-Kymenlaakso

The local authorities ordered research services from the local higher education institution Kymenlaakso University of Applied Sciences in order to prioritize their local strengths for future smart regional development consisting of two cities and three municipalities.

Private Investigations helped the local researchers in facilitating a crowdsourced research workshop and writing an open data based final report, which was published in a seminar opened by the Minister for International Development and Government Ownership Steering.

The research gathered 279 development ideas for the local smart city builders and refined them into a simplified action plan that the local authorities will further develop. The final report recommended starting three focused interdisciplinary innovation platforms and an open data roadmap for building a stable data ecosystem.

The final report is available here.