The Brussels-Capital Region’s definition of the smart city Strategic directions and governance of Brussels Smart City The 9 strategic directions of Brussels Smart City projects The DESI indicators, 5 dimensions of a digital society and economy The 4 conditions needed to achieve the Smart City Smart City office: the Brussels Smart City governance body The official framework of Brussels Smart City


Integrating the new technologies into everyday life while focusing, in parallel, on research and innovation

Technologies are not an end in itself, but a tool, in the Brussels-Capital Region’s conception of the smart city. The digital transition underpins these objectives to create added value for the people of Brussels, both citizens and entrepreneurs. Data play a central role in this.

It aims to meet the challenges of urban development with the help of technologies by stimulating innovation and the involvement of public services, citizens, businesses and the academic world.

The objective of Brussels Smart City is to meet the urban development challenges of the Brussels-Capital Region, according to three fundamental dimensions: • sustainable development in response to ecological issues. • human development in response to social issues. • economic development in response to the issues of prosperity.

smart solutions, data, quality of life

The aim for Brussels Smart City is to have a measurable impact on all indicators which define quality of life, for both citizens and businesses. Potential smart solutions will, among other things, be chosen for how they help to improve the performance of these indicators.


The Brussels Region Informatics Centre

The Brussels-Capital Region has identified 9 strategic directions for developing smart city projects: the 5 indicators of the Digital Economy and Society Index (DESI) of the European Union and 4 conditions required to create a smart city.

The Brussels-Capital Region has created a governance body: the Smart City Office (SCO).


The smart city relies on the involvement and interactions of four categories of players: the public services, citizens, businesses and the academic world (teaching, research), according to the “Quad Helix” principle.

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