The NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab is a network of people and organizations, promoted by NOVA IMS – Information Management School, representing the various agents and interests that constitute and lead the construction of the smart city, which collaboratively develops a set of activities aimed at promoting the creation and transfer of applied knowledge in the context of urban intelligence.
Within this network, the NOVA IMS – Urban Analytics Lab intends to make its contribution to the development of a more responsible and solidary society, basing its academic and scientific ambitions in strategic partnerships with scientific and professional communities. In this sense, and in a continuous and sustainable way, NOVA IMS creates partnerships for development, promoting synergies with national and international partnerships in several areas.
At the same time, cities are today spaces for the concentration of people and the creation of wealth and innovation, with their governance to ensure the planning and management of infrastructures and services ensuring quality of life for those who live, work or visit them. NOVA Cidade builds the smart and sustainable cities of the future based on the conviction that urban analytics produces knowledge capable of promoting a paradigm shift in the planning and management of urban spaces.
NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab aims to support the different agents present in the territory to promote and implement urban intelligence and analytics in the following areas:
Embrace the challenge of smart cities as a model capable of creating a favorable environment for more effective and efficient governance by public entities, based on concrete and current information.
Promote more active citizen participation, based on the use of information and communication technologies, taking advantage of advanced analytical capabilities.
Achieve sustainable urban development with economic, social and environmental benefits for all, aiming at the urgent decarbonisation and transition to the circular economy.
Areas of expertise
- Implementation of Projects in the areas of Urban and Territorial Intelligence
- Support for the definition of Open Data policies, including the identification of management models and the construction of open data platforms
- Conducting urban analytics laboratories
- Design and implementation of training actions, specific and designed to the context
- Organization and support for participation in Events on a national and international scale
Products and services
The products and services developed by NOVA Cidade – Urban Analytics Lab are based on Cooperation Protocols signed with Municipalities, Associations of Municipalities, Business Associations or other entities active in the areas of urban intelligence and data analysis, for the implementation of projects and initiatives co-financed by several financial instruments, among which the following stand out: Support System for the Modernization and Capacity Building of Public Administration (SAMA2020) under the partnership agreement Portugal 2020 (2014-2020), of the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) of the European Union, from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Portugal Partnership 2030 (MPP2030), the Carnegie Mellon Portugal Program (CMU Portugal), the Incentive System for Research and Technological Development (SI I&DT) – Corporate R&D, under the Interface Program, the Permanent Forest Fund (FFP).
The services provided range from technical accessories to the construction of tailor-made solutions, including training.