URENIO Research offers research, consulting services, and technology solutions for the development and management of systems of innovation and intelligent cities. Authorities wishing to adopt the intelligent/smart city paradigm should follow a model that scales up the use of resources from learning to strategy elaboration per city ecosystem, and to the development of projects, applications, e-services, and technology solutions.
Areas of services provided cover all domains of cities: the innovation economy; quality of life in the city; infrastructure and utilities; and city governance, in particular:
Intelligent city / smart city strategy and planning, including elaboration and consulting on the main strategy stages, such as background, SWOT or trends or futures analysis; vision development; setting of priorities and objectives; strategy design and intervention logic; action plan including best projects globally; flagship projects design; implementation, budget, and time schedule.
Intelligent city monitoring and assessment, including the selection of outcome and result indicators; analytics for measurement and impact assessment; data collection and reporting; use of benchmarking and balanced scorecards.
Intelligent city applications design and development in the domains of the innovation-led economy and its ecosystems; improving the quality of life in cities; optimization of utilities, transport, energy, water, and waste management solutions; governance, policy and decision-making, safety and security, and other public services to citizens.
Innovation systems analysis and innovation strategy, including knowledge and innovation networks; cyber-physical systems of innovation; innovating with data; user-driven innovation; platform-ecosystems; software applications and platforms for innovation; innovation strategies; smart specialisation strategies (RIS3); measuring of innovation performance.
Development of applications and platforms for innovation, such as strategic intelligence platforms, which include data collection, processing, and analysis for market and technology watch; technology transfer platforms, which support networks for technology learning, brokering, collaboration between academia and businesses; collaborative innovation platforms, which enable user-driven innovation, distributed new product design and development, and living labs; e-marketplaces, for web-based product marketing and promotion, assessment scoreboards and benchmarking; innovation funding and crowdfunding in particular.