Smart City revolution & Berlin

February 09, 2017.

Berlin is not only one of the most business incubators in Germany, but also a laboratory of sustainable energy, mobility and creativity which combination makes the life of its citizens better.

In the city there are a lot of projects that combine the synergies of the public sphere, science and research that contribute to the Smart City revolution. Berlin holds enormous potential, particularly in the following areas:

- Technology Energy

- Transport / Mobility / logistics

- Information and communication technology

- Health

During 2015. the Senate decided to establish a strategy to Berlin further improvement, and became even more successful smart city than it is now.

Berlin as the German capital, is also a pioneer in the field of innovative technologies in German, but also the European area. When it comes to innovative technologies, here is the key to improve the integration of renewable energy sources.

Approximately 5,000 companies with almost 56,000 employees in the said area include companies such as Siemens and GE. Its development of new technologies to increase energy efficiency, resolve problems related to the integration of renewable energy sources, as well as the development of smart electricity, heating and so on, Berlin is in a position where it could easily become the market leader in terms of innovative technologies.


When it comes to traffic, there occur the traditional problems of big cities, which is the need for optimization of traffic which is also in Berlin grappled. The city is in a very short time has become a key location for automotive innovation.

City mobility demonstrated its technological advances through more than 200 projects with a focus on marketing, networking and optimization of mobility, but also the production of electric vehicles. Proof of this is the fact that more than 3,500 electric vehicles already on the streets of Berlin.

Only one of the successful examples are the railways to which Siemens is actively involved, thus giving its contribution to Smart City initiative. As an example we can mention "Trainguard", is a system that takes care of the safety of trains. This system can be easily installed and the older trains, which greatly saves funds.

What this particular system works is constantly monitoring the speed of trains, with all information visible to the driver. If an acceleration beyond certain limits, there is an alarm, and if the driver does not respond within a few seconds the brakes are activated automatically. Also, trains automatically stop at stop signs.

It is important to emphasize that Siemens made several versions Trainguard that really contributes to the Smart City initiative in Berlin. More specifically, it is a variation of the system depending on the type of rail and its relation times.

The high concentration of faculty, but also non-faculty research include institutions such as the Charite as the largest European university clinic or center for molecular medicine, as well as many others not listed.

Precisely this gives companies a tremendous opportunity to work on the development and cooperate with these institutions, and other key sectors such as information technology, nanotechnology, photonics and similar to mutual cooperation came to the ideal solution, and to improve the whole health care, so and other sectors which are of elemental importance.

In the aforementioned methods Berlin as Smart City more each day improves the lives of its citizens.

Author: Andrea Perković