Smart Society Academy kick-off date announced!

Smart Society Academy – Professional Course on URBAN SPACE 2017

The Smart Society Academy’s first-ever professional course on URBAN SPACE starts coming November. This interdisciplinary 6-months training brings employees from municipalities and industry together to jointly discover current smart city technologies and the future of urban space. The Smart Society Academy is a cooperation of Fraunhofer Morgenstadt, TU/e Smart City program, the Municipality of Eindhoven and Brainport. Three on-site sessions in cities and places of excellence, as well as flexible distance learning modules enable an effective learning process next to everyday work. Discover more on the exciting topics and register now at: (registration open until Oktober 5th, 2017).

Content: a combination of social, environmental, economic and technological insights

The 6 month course provides participants with insights on both cross-sectional topics, such as social inclusion, environmental benefits and economic opportunities of Smart Cities, as well as covering in-depth insight in the relevant technological areas:

  • Cross-sectional topics: covering an introduction to the smart city concept, current trends and developments, a general technology review, citizen engagement processes, financing the smart city and innovative and traditional procurement.
  • Specific technological insights: focusing on a particular smart city technology, the application areas, status quo and developments, main players and case studies. 

Structure: combination of on-site and distance learning

The course contains three 3-day sessions for practical hands on experience and learning accompanied by an array of distance learning modules. In on-site sessions the participants are invited to a city/location that has unique experience in the realization and application of technologies in URBAN SPACE.