Aarhus citizens walking along the Rainbow Panorama

Aarhus's Experiments:

  • Team: HOP Ubiquitous (HOPU) – Experiment Title: Siidi
  • Team: Empati – Experiment Title: City Experience Probe
  • Team: Space Engagers – Experiment Title: Opportunity Spaces
  • Team: Leapcraft         Experiment Title: Breathable Cities (this experiment will be running in Santander, London and Aarhus)
  • Team: Research[x] Design         Experiment Title: Public Like Displays (this experiment will be running in Santander, London and Aarhus)

Learn more about each experiment on our blog and follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep up to date with their progress.


The City of Aarhus, The Alexandra Institute and Aarhus University bring OrganiCity to Aarhus.

We are all–together with a bunch of others– all part of Smart Aarhus, an initiative based on partnerships and participation which strives to make Aarhus and the Central Denmark Region leading in Smart Cities.

We do this via several engaging platforms such as the festival Internet Week Denmark and our Open Data portal, which has led to the national, cross-municipality network Open Data DK. And we meet at the Aarhus Data Drinks events. 

Together all of these activities are the reasons why Aarhus is one of the leading Smart Cities in Scandinavia and Europe. 

OrganiCity gives citizens, organisations and companies in Aarhus an opportunity to participate, discuss and collaborate in the Smart City process via usage of the OrganiCity technical facility, city experiments and open calls.

Would you like to hear more and participate? Please contact us!


Aarhus Events

Past events



The Egg, Barastraat 175 Rue Bara, Brussels

The Net Futures 2016 will take place on 20 and 21 April 2016 in Brussels and gather over 1.000 attendees.

With the aim of maximizing the competitiveness of the European technology industry the Net Futures conference forms an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in

  • Research & Innovation
  • Market Validation & Living Lab Research
  • Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy
  • Policy Making

Net Futures is an attempt to bridge the gaps between these communities in order to help innovations find their way to the market more easily and effectively.

OrganiCity will be there at the “Open & Agile Smart Cities” stand along with Select4Cities. All of these initiatives are working together to create a digital single market for innovative smart urban solutions. Stop by to learn more about how we’re working across Europe, or to get more details on the OrganiCity open call.


OrganiCity at Citizen Focus Webinar: “Inclusive Smart Cities”


OrganiCity will be presented by John Lynch of Future Cities Catapult with aparticular focus on our principles for engagement in co-creation of smarter cities. This short presentation will be useful for cities who wish to adopt some of the OrganiCity strategy and understand the considerations involved in engaging and sustaining a community of experimenters in the urban context.



Exhibitor Center Puebla, Puebla, Mexico

First congress in Mexico about urban innovation towards equitable cities

OrganiCity in the company of Open & Agile Smart Cities and The World Bank are to be found at the workshop “Co-creating Smart Cities for Life” on Wednesday, February 17, 2016, from 16 to 19.

The workshop invites policy makers and civic innovators to share experiences and develop concrete next steps for tools for civic engagement in smart city projects and strategies. With Cities for Life, OrganiCity and Open & Agile Smart Cities as a context, the workshop will facilitate a very practical approach. The session will also host the OASC 4th Wave launch, and an informal reception.

Smart City Expo 2016

Under the motto “Urban Innovation Towards Equitable Cities in Latin America”, Smart City Expo Puebla is a benchmark to help boost sustainable and equitable urban management, allowing the development of cities in Mexico and Latin America.

The Smart City Expo Puebla will host the most important exponents and researchers of the Smart Cities worldwide. An audience of more than 3,000 people in the Congress and an attendance of 5,000 visitors to the Expo is expected.

Among the main presentations there will be: “The regional and metropolitan dimension in the government of cities”, “Mobility and recovery of urban space”, “The challenge of equality: people in the center of the Smart City”, “From the Ideas to Action instruments for urban change” and “Technology and innovation at the service of the people”.

This event will convene more than 80 companies participating as exhibitors, and around 500 cities around the world will meet on 16, 17 and 18 February in the Exhibitor Center Puebla.

Smart City Expo Puebla is the event that will trigger the actions of a new management of cities in Latin America, with the main focus of social equity and generating strategies to enable all citizens regardless of their social status access to the same services, quality and efficient.

For more information see Smart City Expo’s website.


Get inspiration for your smart city ideas

Godsbanen, Remisen, Skovgaardsgade 3, 8000 Aarhus C

Earlier this year we launched OrganiCity at a workshop where we presented the concept. Now we are pleased to invite companies, business developers, organisations etc. to a morning meeting where we present the first open calls for city experiments.

At the meeting, we will inform you about the upcoming two open calls for co-creative experiments based on the OrganiCity Platform. The first call will be launched in January 2016, when companies and others interested can apply for funds from a total budget of 1.5 million DKK to be distributed among Aarhus experiments.

Join the meeting if you want to learn about:
How other European cities involve their citizens and companies in smart city collaboration

How to apply for funds allocated for city experiments based on co-creation

What technologies will be made available for the experiments

Learn more and see the full programme here