The center for Smart Cities specializes in information and communication technologies for smart cities. The Fraunhofer-Institute for Open Communication Systems offers independent research and development services for manufacturers, providers, administration and institutions of urban management. We develop application-oriented and interdisciplinary solutions in line with studies, projects, pilots or workshops.


  • Consulting on development of ICT-based solutions in urban areas
  • Integration of systems in urban areas
  • Conceptualization of technical and organizational implementation
  • Support for standardization


  • Requirement and organizational analyses
  • Interviews and studies
  • Adaptation of solutions to individual needs

Reference scenarios

  • Demonstration and presentation of ICT-based solutions
  • Further development of the reference scenarios
  • Workshops and training in regards to the application of the reference scenarios
  • White papers, publications and presentations