The agreement follows a Smart City Summit that was hosted in Hamburg this past December.
“By signing the memorandum of understanding, we are preparing our city for the future,” said Frank Horch, Hamburg’s senator for Economic Affairs, Transport and Innovation. “Future possibilities through connecting people, processes, data, and things will not only revolutionize cities and communities, but will also bring additional convenience for citizens. Our job is to guide these developments in the right direction by establishing the appropriate framework and ensuring that we take advantage of opportunities and master challenges.”
The agreement gives Hamburg access to Cisco’s Smart+Connected Communities offering. It also paves the way for pilot projects in smart traffic, street lighting, infrastructure sensing and remote citizen services.
Workshops on the various pilot projects are set to be held at the end of this month, with specific projects expected to be selected by the end of June.