Project Partners

Fraunhofer IGD is the world’s leading institute for applied research in the field of visual computing. Visual computing stands for image and model based information technology. It includes computer graphics, computer vision, as well as virtual and augmented reality. The range of applications of the concepts, models and practical solutions spans from virtual product development to medicine, commerce, and multimedia learning and training. In the project smarticipate Fraunhofer IGD acts on the one hand as coordinator and leader of two work packages and is on the other hand responsible for the management and communication of the project internally and to the outside.


Joachim Rix

Jens Dambruch


UWE is one of the leading public sector institutes in the UK for research and education in the fields of environment and technology. Both the Computer Science Research Centre (CSRC) and the Sustainable Planning and Environment (SPE) centre, with more than 20 years of working experience on European projects, bring together a wide range of disciplines within the sustainable environment, urban planning, policy making, stakeholder engagement, public participation and information technology. SPE covers natural and built environment including environmental management, urban and spatial planning, transport and landscape. CSRC has a track record in distributed computing – grid and cloud computing, software engineering, requirements engineering and system evaluation, business process modelling, big data management, ontology engineering, data harmonization and service interoperability, workflow and service provenance, mobile sensing and pervasive computing. This breadth offers a unique opportunity for multidisciplinary research across ICT, urban and participatory governance, environmental science, transport, social science and design, business modelling and the individual disciplinary skills and knowledge combined to deliver high quality research and consultancy in smart cities domain. In smarticipate UWE is leading requirements gathering and evaluation work packages and actively involved in stakeholder engagement, data management and smarticipate conceptual architectural framework development.


Zaheer Khan

Kamran Soomro

David Ludlow

The AIT (Austrian Institute of Technology), Austria’s largest non-university research institute takes a leading position in the Austrian innovation system in the areas of Energy, Mobility, Health & Environment as well as Safety & Security in Austria and a key role in Europe as the RTO focusing on the key infrastructure topics of the future. Within the AIT Energy Department the business unit Sustainable Buildings and Cities (leading WP3) is focusing its efforts on the development and planning of integrated infrastructure concepts for urban districts and neighborhoods.

Within the AIT Innovation Systems Department the Business Unit Technology Experience (leading WP4) investigates specific factors as distinct measures of experience quality, the creation of dedicated experiences in key technology areas/key application contexts based on enhanced foundational interaction thinking and dedicated methods and tools to support the development of high-quality technology experiences.

Within smarticipate AIT is responsible for the overall system concept and the application and frontend development.


Jan Peters-Anders

Wolfgang Loibl

GeoVille is an internationally operating company providing consultancy, services and products related to remote sensing, geo-information and geographic information systems. GeoVille’s mission is to offer turnkey solutions for efficient earth observation, spatial data management and analysis. GeoVille will be leading the exploitation activities together with IGD. Additionally, it will be responsible for data analysis, harmonisation, correction and integration into the database for the development of the software platform.


Maria Lemper

ICLEI  –  Local  Governments  for  Sustainability  is  a  global  association  of  over  1,500  cities,  towns  and  metropolises in 86 countries with a mission to promote global sustainability through local action. ICLEI has around 300 urban development professionals working in 17 secretariats and offices, supporting cities and  regions  to  become  sustainable,  low-carbon,  resilient,  biodiverse,  resource-efficient  and  productive, ecomobile,  smart  and  healthy  and  happy.  More  than  20%  of  the  world’s  urban  population  benefit  from  ICLEI’s work which is global in scope and impact, and yet very local in implementation.


Ania Rok


Sean Carroll

Joseph Marshment-Howell

We Love The City is a private company, started in 2002, that specialises in participatory urban planning and renewal in Europe, Latin America and Africa. Our target is to bring together multi-stakeholder coalitions, consisting of individual citizens or entrepreneurs up to large institutions. They find each other on shared values for the city and a hands-on mentality.


Marek Vogt

Andries Geerse

Tom van Geest

The Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is a State in the Federal Republic of Germany, with a population of 1.8 million, making it the second largest city in Germany and seventh largest in Europe. The Landesbetrieb Geoinformation und Vermessung (LGV) Hamburg is the Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying operating as municipal enterprise under the supervision of the Ministry of Urban Development and Housing of the City of Hamburg. It is responsible for: the production and publication of official maps and the 3D city model, keeping the official register of real estate in Hamburg, and designing and handling the spatial data infrastructure of Hamburg (SDI-HH). LGV Hamburg was involved in the city wide project of implementing an open data strategy as well as technically providing the transparency portal of Hamburg.


Nicole Schubbe

Sascha Tegtmeyer

Thomas Eichhorn

The City of Rome is participating in the smarticipate project with the close cooperation of Risorse per Roma and the specific involvement of the Urban Planning Department which is responsible for: Development of transformation plans in the City, updating official cartography, and coordinating participation processes related to urban transformation in neighbourhoods.


Patricia Hernandez

Claudio Bordi

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea is the unitary local authority responsible for delivering all local government services to the area of Kensington and Chelsea in central London. It serves 180,000 residents and covers an area of 12 square kilometres, and employs 4,400 staff. It is one of the most densely populated urban areas in the United Kingdom, with a high number of residents born in other European countries.


Paul McDonald

Wetransform was established in June 2014 as a spin-off of Fraunhofer Institute for Computer Graphics Research IGD in Darmstadt, Germany. Our mission is to make interoperability easy and effective to achieve.