Type 1: Commercial partnership

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Smarter Cities Challenge

Relevant urban sustainability topic

social economy (unemployment, education, diversity, inclusive economy,…)

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Brief project summary

Lord Mayor Ullrich Sierau, Dortmund, asked IBM to assist with a roadmap for a 'Dortmund Talent Initiative' to attract new businesses to the region and train workers for jobs in a 21st century economy.

Short activity description

During three weeks in May and June 2012, a team of six IBM experts worked to deliver recommendations on a key challenge identified by Lord Mayor Ullrich Sierau and his senior leadership team: how can Dortmund more effectively collect, connect, coordinate, communicate and cultivate its strengths and successes so its citizens can discover their talents and achieve their potential?


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