Gemeente Delft is the municipality of the medium-sized city of Delft in the Netherlands. The city has over 100.000 inhabitants and lies between two of the four largest Dutch cities, Rotterdam and The Hague. Delft is known for its famous porcelain, Delft Blue, the charming canals in the city centre and Delft University of Technology, TU Delft.

Like many cities, Delft faces challenges in the domains of energy, clean environment and mobility. In 2016 the city decided to invest in open data and becoming a smart city. Being involved in SCIFI combines both of these priority areas to meet our challenges. 

Delft is a city partner in the project. This means that the city represents the demand side for possible smart city solutions. The city will develop challenges in cooperation with the network, open up related data sets and build the (local, regional and international) ecosystem, specifically the local support groups. The city will be a pilot case for the development of smart solutions.

Delft expects to develop a strong ecosystem of (local) authorities, research institutes, universities, businesses, start-ups, SME’s and citizens that is able to create innovative concepts and applications in order to improve public service.

A framework and tools developed within the project should enable this ecosystem to:

– create value out of open data sets that are collected to fulfil public tasks.

– stimulate innovative procurement solutions or innovative concepts for public services.

– develop solutions and concepts that can be replicated to other cities.