SMART City Boot Camp Program2018-11-13T11:56:31+00:00

SMART City Boot Camp Program

Today, every government and larger cities has the possibility to rethink their operating model, their value delivery and service concepts as well as their cost model.

Each city is different, and therefore each city face very different challenges and opportunities. With the Internet of Things in mind, the industrial revolution and the changing consumer and general citizen behaviour, cities struggle with many urban challenges. From the environment, good governance, mobility, prosperity, growing populations (and their aging populations), technology adaption, etc.

The possibilities are endless and the value potential is equally high. The question is; What, Why, Where and How can a city innovate, upgrade and transform itself?

Building the right roadmap, which includes a SMART City vision, strategy, identification of needed capabilities and services, and potential changes to the ways of working, is the first critical step in such an ambitious project.

You can download our 1-page PDF brochure of the program here.


All of these aspects should try to capture the potentials around the:

  • SMART Economy: It is a city that wants to position itself as a capital of the new economy and innovation as well as a centre that draws people to it.
  • SMART Environment: It is a city which reconciles its roles as a living space, for mobility, an economic centre, while reducing its footprint on the planet (reduced consumption of energy and natural resources and reduced polluting emissions).
  • SMART Infrastructure: It is a city that is designed around concepts such as connectivity and integrated services, using infrastructure facilities such as smart city lights and smart parking lots and services.
  • SMART Government: It is a city whose public services have entered the digital era with efficient online services, wifi and the use of digital data produced in the city.
  • SMART Society: It is a city which fosters the development of its citizens by levelling out inequalities and encouraging them to acquire skills.
  • SMART Education: It is a city which prices itself of creating stable, supportive and assertive educational learning environments with a deeply interated focus on research.
  • SMART Quality of Life: It is a city which pushes itself up to the highest level in terms of health and safety for example.
  • SMART Mobility: It is the city which organises itself to offer an alternative to car congestion and pollution by promoting the effectiveness of means of collective and sustainable travel.

The SMART City Boot Camp

Our SMART City Boot Camp is a program which is specifically tailored to each city, and can be designed around the following topics:

  • What can you learn from other SMART City Initiatives: Best practice in what others have done, what works and what doesn’t work: 1-2 days (depending on whether it is done in combination with any of the other points below).
  • Creation or refinement of a SMART City Vision (including the main objectives and concept): 2-3 days.
  • The development of a SMART City Strategy (including the strategic goals): 2-3 days.
  • The needed SMART City Capabilities (including identification of which capabilities provide most value, service, performance and cost opportunities): 3-4 days.
  • The development of a complete SMART City Roadmap.

Examples of specific SMART City workshops:

  • The needed SMART City Services.
  • Rethinking utilities in a SMART City Concept.
  • SMART Mobility: Transform transportation in a SMART City Concept.
  • Sustainability and SMART City.
  • The Digital Agenda within a SMART City Concept.
  • Technology and SMART City.

The SMART City Boot Camp Program is offered at different lengths of education and training, and is accredited and designed by the Global University Alliance.

Learn, Apply & Impact

The SMART City Boot Camp Program provides executives and their team with a practical hands-on workshop setting to explore the latest thinking, standards and patterns of SMART City leaders and immediately applies this new skills to their own SMART City project. We also build cross-functional skills to solve complex problems, create opportunities, and make a powerful impact consistently by responding to evolving leadership challenges and exposing them to the latest groundbreaking ideas and techniques.

We offer a unique blend of classroom training, access to relevant academic research and standards, and we top it off with Individual Performance Coaching that ensures competencies and measurable impact go beyond the classroom. The workshop introduces a comprehensive guide through the different steps of the strategic processes – from ideation to implementation.

  • Learn what other SMART Cities have done.
  • Find out what you can do.
  • Define your SMART City vision and strategy
  • Expand your ability to choose with what to start.
  • Identify SMART City transformation and innovation potential and determine corrective steps.
  • Develop your own SMART City roadmap/transformation plan.

All participants will be actively engaged with applying repeatable standards, i.e.:

  1. SMART City Best Practices (what works);
  2. SMART City Leading Practices (patterns of outperformers).

Important to note is that the SMART City Boot Camp Program requires input from interested parties as the programs are tailed to each individual, team or organization and is customized with planned dates and location.

To request a customized or closed program, or if you have questions about registration or multi-attendee discounts, please contact us.


The SMART City Workshops can tailored to your needs and wants. The most common setup/concepts is applied below. Please note that the workshop registration fee covers tuition, handouts, case materials, conference facilities. It doesn’t include VAT, your transport or your hotel.

We have 5 different workshops for the program, and they can be reviewed in this table:

Level Workshop Type Days Course Cost
5 Sophisticated 3 x 5 days (+3 days of preparation and 3 days after work) Project Teaching & Coaching – 150K Euro
4 Advanced 2 x 5 days (+2 days of preparation and 2 days after work) Project Teaching & Coaching – 110K Euro
3 Progressive 5 days (+1 days of preparation and 1 days after work) Closed Course – 60K Euro
2 Foundational 3 days (+1 days of preparation and 1 days after work) Closed Course – 45K Euro
1 Basic 2 days Closed Course – 25K Euro

Who Should Attend

The program is designed for governments and city executives and managers who are considering, rethinking or shaping a SMART City concept.