The Hague strengthens the ITEA Smart City Advisory Board
We are very pleased to announce that the city of The Hague has joined the ITEA Smart City Advisory Board (SCAB) in September 2022. Tijn Kuyper, account manager Digital Innovation and Smart Cities of the Municipality of The Hague will represent the city.
The Hague has a strong record in smart city innovation and its Living Lab Scheveningen – a test environment for the municipality and market parties to test innovative applications in practice – even has won the Energy and Environment Award for the most innovative and successful smart project for the urban living environment, which was handed over at the Smart City Expo World Congress in 2021.
The Living Lab Scheveningen is now a permanent part of the expertise centre for Digital Innovations and Smart Cities within the municipality. More information can be found at: https://www.denhaag.nl/en/in-the-city/safety/new-inventions-in-living-lab-scheveningen-.htm and https://www.world-today-news.com/scheveningen-beats-new-york-and-konya-with-prize-for-most-innovative-living-lab-project/
By joining the ITEA SCAB, The Hague will strengthen the Advisory Board thanks to this expertise from which the other member cities, which are looking into living labs as well, can learn a lot. It may also provide an environment for partners from the ITEA RD&I Community to test innovative applications that fit the strategy and needs of The Hague and its living lab.
On the other hand, The Hague encourages (digital) innovation throughout the city to make it more pleasant for everyone. The SCAB and ITEA in general, as Eureka Cluster on software innovation and digital transition, can offer The Hague an additional international collaboration platform to achieve this goal.
“As being a citizen of The Hague, I am very happy that The Hague joined the ITEA Smart City Advisory Board. The Hague has wide spectrum of properties like being the administerial and royal capital of the Netherlands and being a big city with a beach and water sports. It contains more than 100 nations in its population as an international connection point. Now the ITEA SCAB is stronger by including the experience base and viewpoint of a city like The Hague.”
- Zeynep Sarılar, ITEA Chairwoman
“By being part of the ITEA Smart City Advisory Board, we hope to share our knowledge and expertise on digital innovation and smart city projects in The Hague, while also connecting with other cities and learning from their experiences. We are glad to now be part of the network and we look forward to the upcoming opportunities to connect, learn and collaborate.”
- Tijn Kuyper, Account manager Digital Innovation & Smart Cities
Currently the ITEA SCAB consists of the city representatives of Antwerp, Brno, Dortmund, Ghent, The Hague, Istanbul, Kassel/Nordhessen region, Stockholm, Tampere and Zaragoza. More information can be found at: https://itea4.org/smart-city-advisory-board.html.