A scandinavian third way
Smart Aarhus wants to be an internationally leading, Scandinavian model for urban development based on partnerships.
The projects within Smart Aarhus all aim at developing the city and creating a framework for sustainable growth. And the projects are based on the Smart Aarhus principles.
Smart Aarhus was initiated as a partnership between the City of Aarhus, the Central Denmark Region, Aarhus University, the Alexandra Institute, VIA University College, the Danish Technological Institute, and the company Systematic. A wide range of public and private organizations and citizens have been (and are still) involved in specific projects.
Principles of Smart Aarhus
- Solve or address societal challenges
There are plenty of challenges – challenges that are basically related to a lack of resources and that cannot be handled in traditional ways. These challenges demand that we dare to act and think in alternative ways to mobilise resources that create sustainable solutions.
- Strengthen the digital economy and create jobs
The projects of Smart Aarhus aim to create better conditions for the digital economy. Smart Aarhus projects therefore have clear business potentials and help create growth. An example is the weeklong event Internet Week Aarhus that will celebrate and highlight the Internet economy in the Aarhus region.
Smart Aarhus is open to contribution by all interested parties. If you or your organisation makes a product or an activity that complies with the values below, you can use the Smart Aarhus brand: Made with Aarhus.
Made with Aarhus is a way of communicating a set of values to your customers and partners, stating the choices you made. Made with Aarhus indicates that your company or organisation uses a partnership model, which includes citizens, adopts a cross-sectoral approach, and aims at making the city better – and more sustainable.
Read more at www.smartaarhus.dk and have a look at Aarhus’ open data portal at www.odaa.dk.