In early July, the municipality of Eindhoven has
Eindhoven has just
Several representatives from Dutch SMEs have attended the first open call clinic in Eindhoven. They all support different stakeholders in the smart city to improve
The SynchroniCity open call has gained a lot of interest in the last weeks: What’s your first impression of the potential applicants who joined the clinic?
From this first, direct encounter with the potential applicants, I’m optimistic about the services that the SMEs have developed. We look forward to further scale up some of these services in Eindhoven and the other partner cities.
Is there a question that all potential applicants had in common?
No, not really. The team and I have answered a broad range of questions. Also, the main focus of the clinic was to clearly share our – the city of Eindhoven’s – needs and wishes with the attendees of the clinic.
Is there any advice you can share with potential applicants from SMEs and large businesses?
Take a look at the City Cards. The City Cards provide
Check, which of your services are connected to these priorities and come to the next clinic to ask clarification questions directly to the municipality to prepare a good proposal that really addresses the city’s needs.
There are also cities interested in joining SynchroniCity via the open call. What would you recommend them to do to become a vital part?
Every municipality is confronted with the challenges of
There will be more open call clinics in Eindhoven, how and where can interested SMEs, businesses, and other cities sign up?
The municipality of Eindhoven is
More about Arthur Noordhoek
As an engineer in civil engineering and computer science, Arthur Noordhoek has been over 20 years experience working as a consultant for the municipality of Eindhoven, Netherlands. In recent years, he has focused on innovation of light and other applications of