Aarhus, located in the centre of Denmark, is the second most populated municipality in the country with around 350 000 inhabitants. The city was awarded the European Capital of Culture in 2017 and is one of the principal economic hubs of the region. Aarhus initiated its digital transition through the collaborative platform, Smart Aarhus. 

The Smart Aarhus project brings together public and private actors including citizens, businesses and academia to use the opportunities of digitalisation across sectors. Its ambitions align with the ICC pillars such as helping to connect citizens, propose smart and sustainable mobility solutions and promote smart business opportunities. 

Aarhus aims to become future-oriented by implementing sustainable urban innovations to enable smart and sustainable growth. Its vision set on stakeholder involvement to support a digital marketplace, creating value to address social, environmental and economic challenges.  

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  • Core
Mantova
Mantua
Italy
  • Core
Palaio Faliro-Alimos
Palaio Faliro
Greece
  • Core
Timișoara
Timișoara
Romania
  • Core
Karlskrona
Karlskrona
Sweden
  • Core
Heidelberg
Heidelberg
Germany
  • Core
Alicante
Alicante
Spain
  • Mentor
Medellín
Medellín
Colombia
  • Mentor
Hamburg
Hamburg
Germany
  • Mentor
Espoo
Espoo, Tampere & Turku
Finland
  • Core
Torrent
Torrent
Spain
  • Core
Białystok
Białystok
Poland
  • Core
Szombathely
Szombathely
Hungary