SCORE Partners

SCORE partner cities and organisations

SCORE is a collaborative project between 9 cities throughout the North Sea Region. The partner cities and their organizations each have experience in using shared data to ensure healthy urban development in the region.

The cities share responsibility areas, so-called Work Packages, in order to effectively cooperate on creating a smoothly running process:


  • Gemeente Amsterdam (City of Amsterdam, Amsterdam):
    The city of Amsterdam is the lead partner and will share its knowledge and experience throughout the project period while actively stimulating and facilitating the other partners to contribute to the project. The city will also share all open source solutions previously developed for free with the other consortium partners.
  • Amsterdam Data Science, University of Amsterdam, (ADS):
    ADS is a network organisation bringing together 4 leading research institutes in Amsterdam; the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and Centrum, Wiskunde & Informatica. The role of the organisation is to leverage the wealth of tools that have been developed, to apply them to the challenges posed by the various cities and to improve them based on their evaluation. ADS is also pro-actively seeking new and innovative tools for city analytics and making them available to the city partners.


  • Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg (Freie und Hansestadt Hamburg): 
    Hamburg aims to become a digital lighthouse city in Germany and the EU. Political decisions were developed into strategies e.g. the ITS-strategy Hamburg Traffic 4.0. In the SCORE project, the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg is represented by the agency of roads, bridges and waters (LSBG - Landesbetrieb Straßen, Brücken und Gewässer), which applies its expertise in traffic and technical infrastructure, and the Agency for Geoinformation and Surveying (LGV – Landesbetrieb Geoinformation und Vermessung) which is developing and hosting the Urban Data Platform Hamburg to provide (open) data standardized, as well as near real-time information.


  • City of Dordrecht (Gemeente Dordrecht): 
    Dordrecht is actively focused on the following Smart City concepts: Mobility & Environment, Healthcare & Liveability, Economy & City centre, Water & Energy and Open Data & Sharing knowledge. Dordrecht is a frontrunner city on urban water management and climate adaptation for several years.

Gothenburg, Johanneberg Science Park

  • Gothenburg City and Johanneberg Science Park: 
    Demonstrate and replicate solutions in nested living labs (WP5)
    Johanneberg Science Park is a meeting point for enterprises, research and development in Gothenburg, West Sweden. Our focus areas are mainly Urban Development, Energy, Material- & Nanotechnology.


  • City of Bergen (Bergen Kommune):
    Climate Section, organised under the Department of Climate, Culture and Business Development in the City of Bergen, is coordinating the implementation of the Green Strategy for the city. The Green Strategy describes how the municipality is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and increase energy efficiency. 


  • City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council  (CBMDC): 
    CBMDC partners with organisations in delivering statutory functions that match the themes addressed in SCORE. As a municipality CBMDC has close connections with and partially funds the Leeds ODI node, the Digital Health Enterprise Zone and the Digital Catapult Centre Yorkshire.

  • University of Bradford (UoB):
    UoB is a technology University ranked in the top 50 of the UK Universities, based on the research quality in the 2014 REF. School of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science (SEECS), the Department taking part in the project from UoB, has substantial research and development experience in open data, Internet of Things (IoT), software testing and verification and big data with a strong track record in delivering high-quality solutions as part of funded projects.


  • Aarhus University (AU): 
    AU Smart Cities has been instrumental in creating networks such as Open and Agile Smart Cities (OASC) and the Creative Ring. OASC is a global initiative connecting cities, advocating de facto standards, and sharing best practices. It consists of more than 100 cities from 23 countries. AU is also a co-founder of the European network of ecosystems that support creativity as a driver of the digital transition of cities.
  • City of Aarhus (Aarhus Kommune): 
    The City of Aarhus is one of the European frontrunners in a Smart City context. European Smart Cities ( ranked Aarhus 2nd in 2014 and 1st in 2013. Aarhus was the first municipality in Denmark to establish an Open Data portal and we are now chairing the national initiative Open Data DK. Aarhus is also hosting the Open-Source community for municipalities called OS2. In 2017, Aarhus will have an outdoor testbed for smart city solutions and the entire city will have LPWAN.


  • Aberdeen City Council, (ACC):
    ACC has a strong history in open data. We are currently leading the Scottish Seven Cities’ programme for the provision of new open data platforms, and leading the development of Digital Place Strategy for the North East of Scotland focussed on four themes: Data, Connectivity, Innovation, and Skills and Training. It will deliver many Smart Cities aspects for the region including a shared City region Management Platform, and citywide open data publishing. We participated in Code For Europe 2014-2015.


  • City of Ghent, (Stad Gent): 
    Gent, with more than 250,000 inhabitants the 2nd largest city in Belgium, has an explicit Open Data policy, is hosting a data portal since 2011 and works closely with re-user communities through events, talks and initiatives such as the Gent Living Lab. Gent is looking to take the next step in creating a platform and “marketplace” where data users, producers and local government can interact to co-create solutions for the city.
  • District09 
    District09 is the driving force within the Group Ghent for ICT. Together with our colleagues, at all civil services and related organisations part of Group Ghent, we determine the ICT-strategy and realise it in an innovative and cost-efficient manner. Group Ghent includes not only the city administration but brings together the local Public Centre for Social Welfare, the regional fire department zone, the local police department, the public-private harbour and several non-profit organisations conglomerated around the city. Together we keep Ghent on course as a smart ‘City of People’.