Cities want to offer a sustainable, liveable, safe environment to their residents, businesses and visitors. In an efficient and effective way. Technology and data can help with that.
The future of the city is determined by the cooperation between parties, with the government as one actor. The initiative for the energy transition, new mobility concepts or climate adaptation increasingly comes from outside the government. Successful and sustainable solutions, which go further than small-scale pilots, require different forms of cooperation, in which equality, knowledge exchange, openness and standards are central.
Although every city has its own challenges, there are many similarities. Nobody wants to reinvent the wheel, but they want to determine the pace and approach themselves. So that a solution is found that suits the local situation. It's Lego: every piece fits together, but you have the freedom to build what you want and when.
A multitude of solutions are now available for the smart city. Ripe and green. There is a lack of insight into quality, guarantees for continuity and the guarantee that different building blocks fit together. Having innovative technology, valuable data or digital services alone is not enough. There is a chicken and egg situation. There is a need for an open catalog/marketplace with standards-compliant data and solutions. A transparent marketplace in which solutions have equal opportunities and compliance with agreements and standards is the starting point. So that cities can more easily select the right solution for their specific issues.
An open marketplace offers companies opportunities to offer their solutions in new markets. And that helps cities to solve their spatial, environmental and social issues. WeCity links and connects suppliers and buyers. And brings together knowledge about data, devices and integrated solutions. This makes it easy for us to choose the right solution without worry and to grow further towards a smart city at our own pace.
WeCity connects and unburdens. With a reliable, open ecosystem for data, sensors and solutions that is accessible to any supplier that meets clear quality criteria. By providing service and contract management, WeCity monitors the process and quality. This gives freedom of choice and offers guarantees. It is the reliable “one stop shop” for smart city solutions.
WeCity removes the barriers to a sustainable, inclusive city by providing an open, standardized, reliable environment for urban data and services.
We help cities become smarter by removing barriers. We help companies find a larger market for their data, services and devices. We want to be the trusted link between supply and demand through an open, standards-based ecosystem.