History

The holistic approach of WSCO is inspiring for most of our partners and widely recognised as a functional one.

While addressing the challenges we provide expertise to overcome almost any obstacle in creating smart city solutions. The functionality comes from working very closely to all four pillars representative in a smart city: academic environment, community engagement, city stakeholders, private companies.

We launched Smart City Academy, the place where we offer training and mentoring to leaders involved in either building or leading our cities. Mayors, deputy mayors, public administrators, other public key figures, relevant companies CEOs become trainees in our Smart City Academy Programs.  Experts from all over the world offer their expertise in a highly intensive Smart City Program.

Smart City Magazine appearing since 2016 on quarterly bases, addresses the municipalities, offering good practices examples, models and experts’ view on issues concerning the latest opportunities, threats or solutions.

Since 2017 we set up the pilot project, which is continuously adding information – Smart Cities Map. While many initiatives are taking place all over the world, there are little to no information regarding the different stages of these projects. The most important quality in an healthy developing system is sharing. By sharing we provide inspiration, and we also encourage projects with a high degree of replicability.

Smart City Urban Projects – yearly event, different cities -The event is thought of as a direct selling platform between those who develop and integrate smart city solutions and potential beneficiaries. Local authorities will find innovative solutions, cutting-edge technology, innovation and pilot projects. Manufacturers and developers will find financing solutions and buyers, and the audience will enjoy presentations and demonstrations of leaders in the fields they form the smart city concept. Unique event through organizational approach, Smart City Urban Project is the most important event of this beginning of the year in smart city industry.

Global Smart Cities Contest is an annual international competition, which took place this year on October, 1st, in London. The Gala took place at Hilton London Tower Bridge, (London),  and it celebrated smart city projects and vision from all over the world. More than 300 registrations were made for the international contest, out of which 36 were detailed, respecting all required fields, and were short-listed for the final round. The international jury appreciated the extraordinary quality of the projects and the vision of the contestants. Next year location to be announced soon.