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Dortmund,

in our bid for the iCapital 2019 award in Brussels, “THIS IS HOW WE DO IT!” is our response to the frequently asked question of “Dortmund, how do you do it?”.

Social, digital and innovative - that sums up Dortmund as it is today and it is also at the heart of Dortmund’s application for the title of European iCapital 2019 - Europe’s Capital of Innovation.

The European competition attracts bids every year from over 50 cities in which they showcase their current ideas, projects and innovation strategies. This year, Dortmund, too, is running as a contender, in a concerted, wholehearted effort and with the support of a large number of partners from the social, scientific and business spheres. Our application is centred on four key modules: the Allianz Smart City, the “nordwärts” project, the TechnologieZentrum and new Smart Urban Areas and the further development of the Science Masterplan. Altogether, we are making our pitch with some 400 innovative projects.

But without these many good projects, without the commitment of the people of the City of Dortmund, this whole undertaking would, of course, be unthinkable.

ON BEHALF OF OUR WHOLE CITY,
Mayor of the City of Dortmund
Ullrich Sierau

“This competition is a good opportunity to tell our story, which is both different yet normal, at an international level, and to answer the frequently posed question: “Dortmund, how do you do it?” with a “This is how we do it!”

Thomas Westphal
CEO of Economic Development Agency of Dortmund

THE DORTMUND MODEL

“Structural change, transformation - it’s like metabolism. It never ends.“

Ullrich Sierau
Mayor of the City of Dortmund
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SMART CITY ALLIANCE
  • High-powered advisory committee
  • Specialist teams with > 157 experts
  • > 20 projects since 2018
  • Support funding worth 34.5 million euros applied for
  • Name Germany’s “Most Digital City” in 2018
  • Winner of 2019 “Stadt.Land.Digital” competition
  • Host of 2019 German Digital Summit
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THE MASTERPLAN SCIENCE
  • 100 concrete projects
  • > 53,000 students
  • > 10,000 scientists/academics
  • 5 fields of special scientific expertise
  • 22 partner institutions
  • 7 universities
  • 19 non-university research institutes
  • 2018 overall evaluation result: “Excellent”
  • 2015 University Communication Prize (HRK)
  • Science Masterplan 2.0 in progress
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DORTMUND TECHNOLOGY CENTRE
  • Europe’s biggest incubator & Technology Park
  • > 300 business enterprises
  • > 11,500 employees
  • 3 major research institutes
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"NORDWÄRTS"
  • 234 projects
  • 10 subject areas
  • Population density: 1,992 inhabitants per km²
  • > 2,000 ideas submitted
  • 2017 European Public Sector Award (EPSA)
  • Total area of 12,839 hectares
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PROJECT OVERVIEW

Here you can find an overview of all the relevant projects in Dortmund relating to our four core themes (Allianz Smart City, Science Masterplan, TechnologieZentrumDortmund, nordwärts) of the Dortmund Model.
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4th Wave
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Campus for Energy and Entrepreneurship
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CIO (Chief Innovation/Information Office)
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Digitale Werkbank Dortmund (digital workbench)
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Digitale Woche Dortmund (digital week)
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d-port-digital harbor
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Drug Discovery HUB
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DRZ – Deutsches Rettungsrobotik Zentrum
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e:lab project
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Emission-free city centre
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European Academy for Digitality in Theatre
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European Institute for Blockchain
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Excellence Start-up Center
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Fair Share
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Heimathafen Nordstadt
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IGA 2027 (International Gardening Exhibition)
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Learning Factory 4.0
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Master Plan Science – Evaluation
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ML2R
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NOX-Block
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Playful City
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PuLS
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Ruhrvalley Cluster e.V.
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SCMO (Smart City Management Office)
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Smart City Data Hub
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SmartRhino
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Technologie-Schaufenster (technology showcases)
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Tiny houses
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User Innovation Center @ IDiAL
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Systems Modeling (IfADo)
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