Bee smart city and Labcities merge to form the world’s largest solution- and product-based smart city business net-work and community, representing a new kind of platform for all smart city mar-ket actors, with already more than 10,000 members from 150 countries. Through joining forces under the brand of bee smart city, the smart city plat-form and community grows to more than 1,500 registered companies, 600+ cit-ies and communities, more than 500 smart city solutions and a total reach of 300,000+ smart city actors, globally.
The common vision of the merging platforms is to simplify smart city business to accelerate the development of smarter cities and communities across the globe by efficiently connecting smart city experts, governments and solution providers to share best practice solutions and products, to initiate new partner-ships and smart city projects and to exchange lessons learned and knowledge.
The activities of Labcities will be integrated into the bee smart city solution plat-form, and Labcities CEO Marc Van Steyvoort joins bee smart city as Global Head of Business Development and Vice President for bee smart city TV Activities: “As companies that have both been pioneers in the smart city world, we share the same goal of accelerating the development of livable and prosperous smart cit-ies and communities around the world. We are excited to merge with bee smart city and build on the rich heritage and expertise of both companies and become the highest-quality digital transformation hub in the world.” Bart Gorynski, Managing Partner at bee smart city, states: “Through the merger with Labcities, bee smart city is evolving as the leading global online platform for all smart city enthusiasts and stakeholders.
We combine the best of our two platforms to create added value for our members and our partnering cities and communities, for businesses – from startup to multinational corporations – as well as for partnering smart city, industry and research organizations.” Through combining the leading Smart City Solution Database and the Global Smart City Information Hub of bee smart city with the Labcities Smart City Busi-ness Network, the merging companies take the next step towards forming the world’s largest smart city network and community as the premier source for all market actors, facilitating the sharing of best practices and efficiently connect-ing solution providers with cities and municipalities.
Tapping into the collective intelligence of smart cities actors from around the globe via the bee smart city platform, the development of smart cities and com-munities is accelerated, benefitting citizens, governments and businesses. Be a bee – be a part of our global smart city community and help transform the places we call home into even better places for all stakeholders. – CT Bureau