Smart urban communities – great places to live, work, and learn

Smart urban communities powered by digital technology from Siemens: great places to live, work, and learn

Projections say that up to 7 billion people will live in urban areas by 2050. But how can we make city life livable for all residents? How can we create places that are desirable for everyone and ensure economic success while preserving our planet? Here is where smart urban communities – city districts, business parks, and higher education campuses – come into play.

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Siemens Xcelerator

Accelerating the digital transformation

Siemens Xcelerator is an open digital business platform and marketplace with the ambition to create a powerful ecosystem of partners who can jointly accelerate digital transformation tailored to your specific business goals. Making digital transformation easier, faster and at scale.

Sustainable urban spaces powered by digital transformation

Smart urban communities can take many different forms and shapes. What they all have in common is their responsive, intelligent infrastructure. Its digitally driven elements are connected via physical paths, data lines, and electric grids. Tied together and controlled via IoT and cloud applications, they provide the basis for quality of life and prosperity, new economic opportunities, and the most efficient use of natural resources.

Adaptable communities that meet all user requirements

We provide leading technologies that make it possible to create sustainable urban communities in harmony with users' expectations, business needs, and the environment. Digital twins and networked digital technologies help to make energy systems, buildings, and supporting infrastructure smarter and more sustainable. Smart buildings and infrastructure become able to respond to changing demand patterns, in this way turning good places into great ones.

Smart urban communities that provide answers to the demands of all stakeholders


Technology to transform the everyday

At Siemens, we bring people, knowledge, and technology together to bridge the gap between the physical and digital worlds. In this way we make it possible to develop the most valuable brownfield and greenfield solutions. Click on the portfolio elements below to discover how our digitally supported products and services help to create adaptable, future-proof smart urban communities.

Planning, consulting, and simulation

Optimizing power system and building performance 

With up-to-date market and technology expertise and powerful simulation tools, our consultants support you in optimizing your power system and your buildings with regard to your individual technical and economic targets. Our services comprise strategic advice and grid design as well as control and automation concepts for both power and building infrastructures.

Power generation

Distributed energy systems create extra value

In the wake of the ongoing decentralization of the energy system, more and more campuses are using local energy solutions to produce the electricity they need. But there’s even more in it: With the help of distributed energy systems, campuses gain more independence from energy suppliers and establish a highly sustainable, cost-efficient, and remarkably more resilient power supply. It even becomes possible for campuses to actively participate in the energy market, as any generated surplus can be fed into the power grid and sold to the market – an attractive opportunity to create additional revenue. 

Energy management

Microgrids for cost-effective, sustainable, reliable power

Microgrids contain all the elements of complex energy systems, they maintain the balance between generation and consumption, and they can operate on and/or off grid. More and more campus operators are using microgrids to produce the electricity they need cost-effectively, sustainably, and reliably.

Energy storage

Energy storage solutions for any requirements

Energy storage solutions for industry, infrastructure, and private individuals: fast, flexible and reliable.


The brain of eMobility.

Considering the important role of eMobility within urban spaces like campuses, the infrastructure for electric mobility must satisfy the requirements of the grid, but also meet the needs of all the people operating in a modern campus.

Grid connection and smart electrification

An effective, reliable, and safe power supply is the operational backbone of a campus. A smart electrification system covers everything from medium-voltage switchgear all the way to low-voltage switchboards and busbar trunking systems and makes use of smart software tools and applications.

Smart buildings

Increasing building performance, efficiency, and adaptability

We spend up to 90 percent of our lives in buildings, and we believe that everything people do in life deserves a perfect place to do it - smart buildings are an active contributor to the experience and success of its stakeholders.

Safety and security

Comprehensive protection for people and assets

Security is one of the most important enablers for the way we live and do business in a globalized world. Digitalization impacts all industries and is a powerful catalyst and enabler of change. The global security landscape and its demands are changing, protection through advanced security management and services means safeguarding the basis of sustained competitiveness and business continuity of our customers.


Analyzing and utilizing what buildings can share

Every system and component within the buildings of a smart campus creates numerous data that can be collected, analyzed, and used to gain actionable insights. Building Twin, the application of digital twins of buildings to provide relevant data across the building lifecycle, and BIM, a collaborative process that is the core for the digitalization of the construction industry, help create safe, efficient buildings that continuously interact, learn, and adapt to new requirements.

IoT infrastructure

IoT solutions for campuses

Smart urban communities are autonomous living, business, and learning hubs that generate huge amounts of data. The holistic representation of these data provides fast and easy access to information and makes communities smarter, more resilient, sustainable, and future proof. This digital transformation is enabled by the right digitalization strategy, IoT devices, system integration, cloud computing, and analytical models.


Making investments easy

Campuses by their very nature have a difficult challenge of housing, catering, and employing thousands of people at a time. Many are looking to smart technology to help them run more efficiently, reduce costs, and better serve their inhabitants. Smart and flexible financing solutions are a key enabler to stay ahead of the curve.

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Come and visit us at Light + Building 2022!

At the world’s leading trade fair for lighting and building services technology, we will showcase how smarter energy systems, buildings and industries are the answer to today’s pressing challenges of urbanization and climate change.

Smart infrastructure is sustainable infrastructure.


Let’s make the world more sustainable together – one smart urban community at a time.

Are you an investor, a developer, an architect, a planner, a constructor, or an operator? Would you like to turn your next project into a smart urban community? If so, please drop us a line below.