Science and research are an important building block for a smart city. Berlin has established cutting-edge research at its four universities and four state universities as well as numerous non-university institutions.
The scientists and researchers not only venture glimpses into the future of our cities and societies, but are also valuable partners for very specific and current projects in Berlin.
The website braincity.berlin depicts the diversity of Berlin's scientific landscape and is at the same time a campaign for the expertise of scientists.
EINSTEIN CENTER DIGITAL FUTURE (ECDF)
Since 2017, the Einstein Center Digital Future (ECDF) has been the center for digitization research in Berlin on important topics such as infrastructures, methods and algorithms, health, society, and industry and services. The ECDF wants to link Berlin's key players in the field of digitization more closely and test new forms of collaboration
WEIZENBAUM INSTITUTE FOR A NETWORKED SOCIETY
The Weizenbaum Institute is a joint project from Berlin-Brandenburg and has set itself the goal of researching how digitization affects the transformation of society. The focus is on interdisciplinary, problem-oriented basic research and the development of design options for politics, business and civil society.
UNIVERSITY OF APPLIED SCIENCES (HTW)
Sustainable Smart City Research Cluster.
With 70 degree programs, the HTW is Berlin's largest university of applied sciences. Particularly in the areas of "Industry of Tomorrow," "Digitalization" and "Creative Industries," interdisciplinary teams are developing strategies on the topics of energy and health care, an aging society or the digitalization of society.
FRAUNHOFER FOCUS SMART CITY AND COMMUNITIES LAB
As a product-independent research institution, Fraunhofer FOKUS is concerned with the necessary technical infrastructures for a Smart City, such as platforms and the resulting innovations. Development processes and practical tests are being worked on together with partners from industry, politics and administration.
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