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CaaS: Build the City You Need

CaaS: Build the City You Need

City as a Service (CaaS): develop a citizen centric city by leveraging open data.
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Our challenge

Do you believe that technologies are automatically transforming our cities into ‘smart’ ones?

The team

Erica Santini
Sandro Fiore
Study format
Application period
1 July – 25 September 2023
Study period
2 October – 22 December 2023
Hosting university
University of Trento

Learning outcomes

Ecosystemic Approach

Students will be able to apply an ecosystemic approach in the design of effective and efficient services for citizens.


Open Data

Students will also learn how to treat open data with a robust and strategic view. This will allow them to create synergies by crossing sectoral boundaries and applying a data driven approach for the design of citizens services.


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The objective of this challenge is to leverage open data and develop creative and practical citizen-centric services. Cities are generally not able to give an effective answer to the differentiated set of citizens' needs, and to serve on demand. Students should identify how data-driven services can have a positive impact in different areas of application, such as transportation, public safety, health and well-being, education, or community engagement. To this end, they should be able to deal with data in terms of access, integration, analysis and visualization with the ultimate goal of extracting relevant knowledge by exploiting proper data science tools. Students will explore how to address the needs and preferences of the residents of the Autonomous Province of Trento (PAT) while enhancing their quality of life through open data-driven solutions.

Challenge provider

Hosting university

University of Trento

University of Trento