Expert and Project Groups

The expert and project groups in the Smart City Berlin Network base their work on Berlin's Smart City Strategy, which is being developed as part of the Smart Cities model project, as well as on the city's other master plans.

It is important for us to think across fields of action and sectors, because the best solutions for the city can be developed on an interdisciplinary basis. In addition, we exchange views on specific current issues within the framework of topical formats (meet-ups and project groups).

Topical Meetups (2020 and 2021)

  • LoRaWAN applications for buildings and neighbourhoods
  • Lightweight construction
  • Charging infrastructure
  • Sustainable mobility in urban districts
  • 5G
  • Urban data cooperation


Expert group on housing

“Smart Living” is one of our most important fields of action, because the people in the constantly growing capital still want to be able to live here in the future. We look at various aspects that affect housing and the living environment: Energy and resource efficiency, neighbourhood development, smart homes, ambient assisted living for people with disabilities, housing and building security and other topics.

The network partners in this expert group discuss current developments and needs for action. Project ideas are implemented with the corresponding partners from business and administration.

Participating institutions: Berlin Chamber of Architects, ARUP Deutschland GmbH, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH, Berliner Energieagentur GmbH, degewo netzWerk GmbH, Drees & Sommer Projektmanagement und bautechnische Beratung GmbH, Unternehmensgruppe Krebs GmbH & Co, UrbanDesign.Architektur, TSB Technologiestiftung Berlin, TU Berlin, Verband Berlin-Brandenburgischer Wohnungsunternehmen E.V., Wohnungsbaugesellschaft Berlin-Mitte mbH.


Expert Group Mobility

Within the Smart City Berlin Network, the Berlin Agentur für Elektromobilität (eMO, agency for electromobility) acts as a central point of contact for topics related to the “new mobility”. As a state agency and part of the Berlin Partner business development agency, eMO supports the ramp-up of electromobility and the piloting and dissemination of sustainable mobility solutions in Berlin. This is done in close cooperation with the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises and a network of over 70 partner companies, start-ups, associations and research institutions.

The key topics are: Sustainable commercial transport (Electrification of commercial transport & sustainable city logistics), energy transition in transport (demand-driven provision of charging infrastructure & sector coupling and mobility infrastructure) and multimodality (mobility Management and intelligent transport system).

Coordination: Gernot Lobenberg, Berlin Agentur für Elektromobilität eMO


Expert Group on Sustainable Mobility in Urban Neighbourhoods

Neighbourhoods are an essential implementation area for the reorientation of mobility. Whether existing or new buildings, residential, mixed-use or commercial areas – depending on the characteristics of a neighbourhood, different infrastructural requirements and conditions as well as diverse interests come together.

In Berlin, there are a number of pilot projects and partners that have already tested new and sustainable mobility concepts in various contexts. The expert group Sustainable Mobility in Urban Neighbourhoods exchanges findings, especially from projects with participatory approaches and how these can

Participating institutions: Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin Partner für Wirtschaft und Technologie GmbH, Berliner Agentur für Elektromobilität, Bezirksamt Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Bezirksamt Mitte, Bezirksamt Lichtenberg, Bundesverband VCD e.V., UG i. G., Interlink GmbH, LIFE-Bildung Umwelt Chancengleichheit e.V., LogisticNetwork Consultants GmbH, Next Mobility Lab, paper planes e.V., Stattbau Stadtentwicklungsgesellschaft mbH.


Expert Group Smart Home

The aim of the Smart Home Initiative Deutschland e.V. is to promote a strong and internationally competitive Smart Home market. For Berlin and Brandenburg, a regional network of experts was founded, which regularly exchanges information on innovation, markets and practices.

Component manufacturers, electrical installation companies, software developers, concept developers and research institutions – all areas of the industry are locally connected within this initiative. As an open network, the initiative cooperates with other experts. Focal points are: Assisted Ambient Living, Assisted Living in the health sector, security of smart systems, local supply chains for the sector.