Engineering: leader della Digital Transformation

Engineering Innovation in

Smart Government

evolving cities

A research project aimed at facing cities' social and technological challenges, with a collaborative approach.

Approach & Solution



The path to transform cities into Smart Cities cannot be done by municipalities alone. It is necessary to create large-scale projects that can involve all the various stakeholders (organizations / companies / institutions) of the cities and citizens too, to propose innovative solutions based on the real needs of the communities.

Polis 2020 was born exactly for this reason, it is a research project aimed at creating a platform that provides city decision-makers, citizens and public officials with technological and methodological tools that can foster the interaction between them and the development of new solutions for cities. In this way, it is possible to enhance the digital transformation of the city, through open innovation processes and with the continuous involvement of many stakeholders.


The project develops innovative tools which fall into four main dimensions.

Social dimension:
  • Models and tools to collect and analyse ideas and territorial needs
  • Tools to participate to decisions concerning the city
  • Multi-channel services.
Administrative dimension:
  • Tools to support Public Administration's decisions
  • Tools to model, manage and evaluate processes open to multiple stakeholders.
Economic dimension:
  • Tools and services to create a dynamic environment from an economic and competitive point of view thanks to the "as-a-service" paradigm
  • Tools to define and simulate complex sustainability models.
Physical dimension:
  • Tools for the collection, exploration, processing and analysis of data
  • Tools and models for the display, segmentation and use of information.

P.O. PUGLIA FESR 2014-2020, Asse prioritario I Obiettivo 1a Azione 1.1 (R&S), ai sensi del Regolamento n. 17 del 30.09.2014 – Titolo II Capo 1


Support for public decision makers

Improving processes efficiency

Easy visualization, analysis and exploitation of territorial data and information

Support for civil servants in their daily work

Citizens can actively support decisions related to the city

Project value

Process performance

Enabling Technologies

AI & Advanced Analytics

Project Team

Research & Innovation