Create your Smart City Project

BABLE CREATE helps you implement your individual smart city solution. We support and guide you through the entire process of configuring, planning, consulting the market and investing into smart city technologies.
  1. Initial Scoping
  2. Market Consultation
  3. Detailed Planing
  4. Securing Investment
  5. Starting Implementation
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The first step of the process combines a variety of important preparatory steps to set the course of the project. A motivated and well-informed team is of upmost importance for the success of complex smart city implementation projects. Therefore, the city’s assigned project champion receives a BABLE process expert (Porter) to help her/him navigate throughout the whole process until the solution is successfully implemented. Within this step, the project team is supported to consult with internal stakeholders, plan citizen participation, provide a European stage to the political champion and pave the way to a successful Smart City Implementation. The project team receives dossiers of best practices, available products and services, guiding documents and structured knowledge of the Smart City Solution to kick-start the process.

The main goals of this step are:

  • To build a project team and connect with the right stakeholders
  • Define the broad scope of the project (e.g. 10-50 shared vehicles or 2.000 – 3.000 shared vehicles), including the corresponding milestones to make it fit the local goals and circumstances
  • Define the main questions to be answered in the next steps of BABLE CREATE
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With the main targets and direction set for the project and internal commitment secured, the project team together with the BABLE Porter start customizing the solution with the Smart City Expert Community. The co-design process incorporates both, current state-of-the-art developments and practical lessons-learned in the development of the Smart City project. Following the initial project plan, consultation would be carried out online and if needed accompanied by physical meetings and workshops. It would also include the involvement of citizens. Your BABLE Porter will moderate the discussions and provide an external view for a best possible outcome. Experts actively participating in the market consultation are regularly informed about major developments in the project.

The main goals of this step are:

  • Get experts, citizens, potential service providers and other relevant (external) stakeholders involved
  • Develop a more fine-tuned scope for customized solution taking into account best-practices and ambitious opportunities
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After the Market Consultation, the final scope of the project if finalized. Depending on the outcome of the earlier steps, several different options are compared in more detail as part of a feasibility study conducted by a third party contractor. Your BABLE Porter provides you with guiding documents and a checklist to remember the most important parameters while preparing the final scope definition The structured and well documented CREATE makes it easy to inform the third party contractor with all earlier considerations, decisions and data collected. Together with the project team, the BABLE Porter reviews the feasibility to support you in making the best choice for your city.

The main goals of this step are:

  • to analyse possible alternatives in detail
  • to define the final scope of your customized solution
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After the project team finalizes the scope, a suitable investment and corresponding sustainable business model is developed. BABLE supports the city in securing the investment and defining the most suitable distribution of roles and tasks. Depending on the final scope BABLE will suggest public funding options (e.g. structural or research funds on EU or other level), bank loans or even broker private investments following a Code of Conduct for Smart City Investments. Only when the deal is sealed and implementation has started, the BABLE Porter and the BABLE CREATE process have been successful.

The main goals of this step are:

  • To develop a long-lasting sustainable business model for the solution
  • To secure the necessary funds
  • To sign all agreements necessary to start the implementation of your customized solution
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  1. Initial Scoping
  2. Market Consultation
  3. Detailed Planing
  4. Securing Investment
  5. Starting Implementation