Morgenstadt-Werkstatt 2018

Morgenstadt-Werkstatt meets Digitalakademie@bw

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Smart City Expo World Congress Barcelona

Also in 2018 the Morgenstadt Initiative was represented at the world leading Smart City Urban Fair, which took place from 13-15 of November in Barcelona.

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Efficient use of urban data could make cities more livable in the near future – Urban data conference in London

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The future of municipality is digital

Two-day ideas workshop develops concepts and solutions for the digital future municipality

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Further News


How we need to rethink our approach to innovation to create livable and smart cities


»Morgenstadt International« in Vietnam – Fraunhofer presents research approach for Asian Smart Cities


Management model for climate change reaction in Halle (Saale) and Mannheim


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How do we want to live and work in the city of tomorrow?

11 different Fraunhofer institutes, 13 cities of varying sizes, 6 strategic partners and 20 companies engaged in activities from automotive development to urban planning have come together to create the innovation network »Morgenstadt: City Insights« in order to collaboratively conceptualize and realize the future of an integrated, sustainable, liveable and resilient city of tomorrow. 

Does the city grapple with congestion problems? Or faces significant flood risk? Is the city struggling to deal with housing due to a growing population? Or is trying to prevent people from leaving the city? How can participation be conducted effectively? How can cities improve the quality of life for their citizens and sustainability of their urban systems? And how will addressing these challenges change in the context of powerful trends such as demographic change, digitization, globalization and climate change?

These are just some of the many challenges faced by cities around the world, often in the context of declining access to municipal funds. The “Smart City” has been embraced as a potentially effective mechanism for addressing many of these challenges. Re-thinking of urban development through the integration of urban systems, which has been enabled through the significant technical advancements of recent decades, presents itself significant challenges but also significant opportunities.

The objective of Morgenstadt is to help cities best utilize and define this transformation process in order to creating more sustainable, liveable cities. Taking a holistic perspective on urban challenges, we aim to collaboratively develop solutions for urban problems, facilitating new partnerships and connecting all relevant stakeholders at an early stage. 

Cities and companies within the innovation network enjoy the following benefits: 


•    We identify the innovation potential of cities

•    We develop collaborative projects based on synergies of our partners

•    With the help of urban laboratories we test urban solutions on both municipal and district levels

•    We develop a strong brand for our partners 


Become part of this top-class network! 

What is the Morgenstadt initiative of the Fraunhofer society?

What is the Morgenstadt initiative of the Fraunhofer society? Our researcher Dr. Natalie Pfau-Weller explains what the initiative is and how cities and companies can benefit from working together with the Fraunhofer society to reach their strategic goals and make our cities more liveable and sustainable in the future.