Dutch municipality of Eindhoven forms 'Smart Society' with Fontys

The Dutch municipality of Eindhoven and the Fontys school for higher education have signed a deal to work together in Eindhoven as a 'Smart Society'. The university college will think about issues in administrative, social and economic fields, such as the use of data science. Fontys will develop a learning cycle around these themes and let students conduct their graduation projects at the municipality of Eindhoven. The contract is for three years. Other parties will also be welcome.

Eindhoven is also working together with surrounding municipalities on innovative projects such as sensor grids. Breda, Eindhoven, Helmond, Den Bosch, Tilburg and the province of Noord-Brabant, working under the BrabantStad unbrella, have made agreements about the use of technology and the role governments play in digitization. Local authorities believe they should be more transparent about infrastructure matters in the field of digitization.

Read the full story at telecompaper.com.

Victoria Krisman
Victoria Krisman is Interactive Media Specialist and Communications Manager for the Intelligent Community Forum.
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