Winterthur promotes five new smart city projects


Winterthur – This year, the city of Winterthur is supporting five innovative projects for the benefit of sustainable development and quality of life in the city. One of them explores the question of whether Winterthur should acquire land in the Metaverse. Another optimizes connections in public transport.

In 2023, the City of Winterthur will support a total of five innovative projects that can contribute to sustainable development and increase the quality of life in the city. For this purpose, the city is providing a total of 200,000 Swiss francs from the Smart City Winterthur innovation credit, the city administration informs in a corresponding release. Since the launch of this credit, Winterthur has supported a total of 18 Smart City pilot projects.

This year, among others, WinEnerGIS can look forward to a grant. In this project, a prototype for a public information platform in the energy sector is being developed. Here, building-specific information on the available energy sources is provided. The project Together on the Trail of the City Climate integrates the population into Winterthur’s temperature measurement network.

In the Digital Mobility Lab API project, Stadtbus Winterthur and the Digital Mobility Lab of the Zurich University of Applied Sciences are working together. The goal is to develop an interface that can be used in the future to solve real-world questions with real data. The first step is to optimize connections when changing trains.

The Winterthur@Metaverse project addresses the question of beneficial applications for Winterthur in the Metaverse. At most, an initial prototype will be developed in the metaverse. Finally, the RPA@DigiWin project is about digitizing repetitive tasks in the city administration. hs