For us, an Intelligent City or Smart City is one that is characterized by the intensive use of ICT in the creation and improvement of the systems that make up the city.

We consider a territory to be intelligent when it adopts intensive ICT solutions and develops the capacity to create, collect, process and transform information to make its processes and services more efficient and effective, allowing it to improve the quality of life of its inhabitants through the efficient use of its resources.

We developed a robust and complete Smart Cities model, the result of our research and experience. This is structured under the following 4 components:

Ciudades y Territorios Inteligentes

With the projects that CINTEL has developed in smart cities and territories, you will obtain multiple advantages because they seek to respond to needs such as environment, security, mobility, education, tourism and agriculture, among others. A smart territory allows you to:

  • Improving the quality of life of the inhabitants
  • Increasing process efficiency and ease of use of services
  • Create, collect, process and transform the information generated by the city.
  • Using information for decision making
  • Increasing efficiency in the use of productive resources
  • Improving sustainability and competitiveness
  • Respond to new needs generated by the inhabitants
  • Identify and/or prioritize development opportunities for the private sector, through information on services and applications, infrastructure and management.

Why work with CINTEL?

With extensive experience in accompanying digital transformation and the development of Smart Cities, at the Center we have built the implementation model for smart cities and territories, through a next-generation middleware solution with the following features;

  • Open Source
  • Standardization in NGSI API
  • Reusable data models
  • Data management (structured, unstructured, Big Data)
  • Management at the speed of change of real contexts (Digital Twins)
  • Participation, co-creation and innovation schemes
  • Governance (control in “breaking down” silos)
  • Native interoperability (internal / external)

In addition, the technological platform, based on FIWARE building blocks, makes it possible to bring the Smart Cities services and applications offer to reality.

This is how we develop our model

  • Development of a governance scheme for the deployment of the solution, through collaboration among stakeholders (citizens, government, academia and industry).
  • City capabilities
  • Deployment model
  • Enabling governance solutions
  • Implementation of a citizen innovation and co-creation scheme.
  • Discovery of challenges and projects
  • Appropriation and creation activities
  • Solutions development
  • Integrated city services platform with associated data and business models
  • Breaking information silos by creating a space for sharing context data.
  • Replicabilidad de soluciones
  • Open source standards.
  • Boost through the demand generated by smart city services, local entrepreneurship in emerging technologies (sensors, iot).
  • Revitalizing the city ecosystem
  • Collaboration schemes
  • Possibility to monetize the solutions.

This is how our methodology is composed

  1. Alignment of the municipal or departmental plan with smart cities and territories projects and initiatives.
  2. Implementation of the governance scheme today in conjunction with local or territorial ecosystem stakeholders.
  3. Discovery of challenges and projects in smart cities include:
    1. Call for city challenges taking into account the impact on citizens and ecosystem stakeholders, the windows of opportunity in the current context, the urgency of solving the problem, the relevance and feasibility of the solution.
    2. The definition of the challenge bank and the selection of associated technologies.
    3. The assignment of challenges and the methodological definition of open innovation.
    4. The implementation of prototypes and applied to the real city context.
    5. The generation of spaces for socialization to share learning and progress.
  4. Implementation of the Fiware technological platform for smart cities.
  5. The implementation of collaboration and sustainability schemes in the smart city and territory ecosystem.

See some success stories

These are our recognitions, awards and affiliations

  • Recognition of “Duitama Inteligente” in the world book “Fiware for Cities” as a Pioneer City in Colombia in the development of CINTEL’s smart cities model.
  • Successful presentation “Duitama Inteligente” at the Smart Cities World Congress Barcelona 2022.
  • “Duitama Inteligente”, finalist in the IEEE Smart Cities Awards Contest 2023.
  • Presentation of the “CINTEL Smart Cities” model as a success case in ANDICOM 2022 and 2023.
  • FIWARE Membership