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SMART CITIES & TERRITORIES

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A user- and locally-centered approach

Technophile but not techno-centred, the OpenCitiz team strives to analyse the needs of users and regions, as well as the coherence of local public policies before integrating the technological component.

Indeed, even though relying on technologies is essential to transform areas, they must remain a means and not an end.

OpenCitiz' convictions

Technological choices must be coherent with public policy priorities and objectives
Specificities of the local environment must be understood and worked with
A user centric approach must be a priority
Agile methods and  collective intelligence are crucial

Our work

Caisse des dépôts, Syntec Numérique, Advancity, Systematic
Eure et Loir
Morbihan Energies
Lyon Metropolis
Dunkirk Urban Community
Mantes la Jolie City
Sarthe
Krasnogorsk City (Russia)

Caisse des dépôts, Syntec numérique, Advancity, Systematic

Study on the return on investment of the smart city
A socio-economic evaluation of the smart city projects that the Caisse des dépôts supports
NEED

In a context where public finances are getting rarer, the evaluation of the impact of a public policy has become crucial. 
SERVICE

In partnership with the firm Citizing, OpenCitiz led the socio-economic evaluation of 5 smart city case studies. They looked at 5 criterias : waste management, smart public lightening, mobility, e-administration and smart building management. 
OpenCitiz Inputs

Project management - Analysis methods - Expertise on the Smart City subject

Eure et Loir

Assist and advise the local administration on the definition of the local digital strategy
Set up a digital management strategy that facilitates the acces to digital resources for the citizens
NEED

The Eure et Loire local administration wanted to identify the needs of the socio-economic, digital and institutional actors of the territory concerning their digital uses.
The goal was to create a partnership governance to unable citizens to have an easy and equal access to the internet.
SERVICE 

OpenCitiz led a territorial diagnosis on the needs and a situational analysis of the digital uses. Through a actor mapping, OpenCitiz offered prospective scenarios and actions sheets. OpenCitiz helped the local administration to create an implementable strategy.
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Deep knowledge of the digital uses - Digital governance - Project management - Public services modernisation

Morbihan Energies

Project Pi Khi
Define an innovative territorial project on the themes of mobility, digital issues, energy and sustainability
NEED

In the context of innovation programmes, the Caisse des Dépôts launched a call for proposals to select innovative projects. OpenCitiz was requested to built the strategy and set up the selected innovative projects
SERVICE

OpenCitiz brought its expertise on the subjects of urban and territorial innovation (urban hyperviseur, electric mobility, etc) and its skills on project setup. OpenCitiz helped with the law and economic models of the project. It also created a brand new methodology to diagnosis the needs
OpenCitiz Inputs

Expertise on urban and territorial innovation - Design Thinking methodology - Territorial diagnosis

Lyon Metropolis

A diagnosis and a data strategy for the local administration
Assist and advise on the data strategy and the internal reorganisation of the administration's data service
NEED

Since there are new data stakes, the local administration wishes to have a diagnosis on its own organisation to make sure it's well equiped to handle the new data strategy
SERVICE


In collaboration with InnoPublica, OpenCitiz realises a diagnosis of the internal organisation of the services. Through interviews, the firms built a new internal organisation
OpenCitiz Inputs

Internal organisation diagnosis skills - Data strategies expertise

Dunkirk Urban Community

Assistance and advise on the Smart City strategy
An analysis on the best smart cities project at the national and european scale
NEED 

The Urban Community wanted to develop a smart territory strategy in order to boost its attractivity, improve its public services and federate local public and private actors. 
SERVICE

With the collaboration of Innopublica, OpenCitiz led a benchmark of 20 projects at the national and european scale. They looked in detail to 4 themes : smart city, energy, smart port and industry
OpenCitiz Inputs

Research skills - Expertise on smart city projects - An international team

Mantes la Jolie City

Assistance on the set up of a smart city strategy
State of the art on the smart city subject in order to help the city to create and implement its own strategy
NEED

The City of Mantes la Jolie wanted to select an operative actor that will help to develop innovative technologies such as a urban hypervisor. Also, since the investments ought to be fruitful, it is necessary to set up a long term strategic framework
SERVICE

OpenCitiz realised a diagnosis on the needs of the territory (issues, governance, etc). The team produced a set of recommandations concerning the smart city strategy
OpenCitiz Inputs

Knowledge on the public sector - Smart City strategies - Communication strategies - Evaluation straegies

Sarthe

Create a roadmap of the digital uses
Co-construction of the local digital strategy with all the local actors interested in the project
NEED

In order to improve the digital public services to the citizens and place the Sarthe as a digital territory, the local administration board wishes to create a long terme strategy to develop the infrastructures and the services to the population. They insist on the co-construction of it.
SERVICE

OpenCitiz created the strategic document based on its territorial diagnosis. 
OpenCitiz Inputs

Diagnosis methodology - Territorial marketing - Communication strategies - Co-construction technics and concertation based approach

Krasnogorsk City

Define a development strategy and digital strategy
Assistance and advice the city board through a benchmark of the best practices
NEED

The City wanted to get a urban development plan and a digital strategy to boost its attractivity and get the title of regional capital city
SERVICE

OpenCitiz led a benchmark in order to identify the best smart city strategies in place. The firm was then able to give the best advices. 
OpenCitiz Inputs

Research and comparison methods - Knowledge of smart city strategies at a european scale - Strategy building
OpenCitiz, experts en smart city
In the context of digital transformation, local authorities also need to change and adapt rapidly.

OpenCitiz was born out of the conviction that digital transformation has a strong impact on the definition and the implementation of public policies at the local level.

The value-add of the OpenCitiz approach

a focus on users and agents
a renowned expertise in "smart cities 2.0" (usage centred, not technology centred)
experience in strategic project management
an international team

They trust OpenCitiz

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Contact

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