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Smart City Consultancy

We assist potential clients like local and central governments, international organisations and companies on how cities can become smarter with application of novel techologies. The actual scope of consultancy is defined based on the specific needs and requirements of a potential client. For example, we are advising UNDP in a joint partnership with Arup and Climate KIC on how to set up an Urban Learning Centre as a digital learning platform in the European Eastern Partnership cities. In addition, we are looking forward to consult potential clients in the domain of technologies and roadmaps of our smart city pilots.

FinEst Centre for Smart Cities has the following experiences and know-how based on pilots with cities:



  • Visualized urban well-being score of concrete places in a city and related parameters as a map layer including guidelines for interpretation and use in city planning workflow.

  • The use of digital tools, including in combination with physical tools, for better citizen engagement and co-creation in urban planning

  • Modelling of urban greenery and developing its integration possibilities to urban digital planning


  • Supporting the creation of digital twins – maps and models – of local areas, vehicle models or other mobility related digital twins.

  • Creating simulations, validation and verification either use case specific, edge case specific or for certain experiments. Consultations, calculations on running scenarios to map out potential safety risks etc.

  • Creating autonomous driving experimental platforms/services for either indoor/outdoor robots or first/last mile Autonomous Vehicles.




  • Support to the cities in the development of full renovation strategies of city districts to reach climate and energy-neutrality goals in specific conditions.

  • Real-time energy performance monitoring and automated classification of indoor climate of buildings with visualization and interpretation of results.

  • Use of municipal electricity distribution grids to integrate renewable energy production and facilitate power supply for public services.

  • Reduction of power supply requirements through increased use of locally produced renewable energy.

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