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Product/Services Overview:

SMART CITIES CERTIFICATION: Smart City & Initiative Certification Guidelines service as the part of SDP’s Management Consulting & Government Advisory service offering for Public, Private and Social sector clients.


Product/ Service Delivery Duration:

Min 2-3 months depending upon Size of offering required and course size.


Ideal Client Type:

Public, Private and Social sector clients: International Agencies, National Governments-Ministries; Local Governments-Municipalities, Development Authorities, Smart City-Xspaces SPVs/ offices, Students, Researchers, Universities, Private Companies.


What is in the package of Product/Services (Deliverables)?

Smart City-Xspaces & Initiative Certification Courses.


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • Introduction to Smart City-Xspaces Certification

  • Scope Definition of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification ((Fundamental Courses (Physical Infrastructure Courses, Innovation & Technologies Courses, Policies, Standardization & Governance Courses, Societal Courses, Service Oriented Courses, Digital Infrastructure Courses, Management Courses, Economics & Financials Oriented Courses, Environment, Resilience & Sustainability Oriented Courses)

  • Certification Criteria & Curriculum of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification Assessment Methodology of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Documentation Requirements of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Certification Process of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Supporting Services of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Cost and Fees of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Legal and Compliance Considerations of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Communication and Reporting of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Continuous Improvement of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification

  • Conclusion of Smart Cities-Xspaces Certification


Key Benefits:

  • Increased efficiency of Smart City Public, Private and Social sector employees.
  • Reduced supervision of Smart City projects.
  • Less amount of wastage on Smart City projects.
  • Reduced turnover on Smart City projects.
  • Helps new employees in the organization.
  • Self-confidence of Smart City projects.
  • Increased motivation levels for of Smart City projects.
  • High rewards of Smart City projects.
  • Group efforts of Smart City projects.
  • Promotion of Smart City projects.
  • Improves skills and knowledge on Smart City projects
  • Efficiency of a new performance management system.
  • Improves ICT and computer skills on Smart City.
  • Increased productivity and performance
  • Uniformity of work processes
  • Reduced supervision
  • Promoting from within, Ensures Opportunities for Learning
  • Improved organizational structure
  • Improved knowledge of policies and goals
  • Improved customer valuation
  • Better workplace environment
  • Improved and updated technology
  • Boosts Employee Performance and morale, Job Satisfaction.
  • Opportunity to Identify Weaknesses
  • Provide a Framework to Develop Strengths
  • Encourages Innovation and Risk Acceptance
  • Boosts Adherence to Quality Standards
  • Instills Consistency in Work Atmosphere
  • Improve Reputation of Organization
  • Reduces Employee Turnover Rate

Additional Free Offerings:



Tentative Pricing: Cost as per case by case


    • Lack of technology and smart city related capacity building.
    • Systemic variances: The unbalanced and volatile person–smart city fit.
    • Continuous development of ICT literacy, knowledge, talents and skills.

    • Citizen participation and career communities.

    • Network-centric organizing of sustainable careers in smart cities.

    • Person–smart city fit is volatile as technology and organizations are continuously changing the career context in smart cities.

    • Person–smart city fit is unbalanced; that is, it disadvantages the less ICT literate and lower educated individuals, and it favors the ICT literate, highly educated citizens that work in knowledge-intensive organizations

    • Management and organizational challenges-Smart City projects usually involve different stakeholders. Therefore, Smart City projects need smarter management.
    • Collaboration among stakeholders and governmental restraints-Another challenge is how to make stakeholders come together and achieve a sense of collective responsibility and common purpose.
    • Technological challenges-Most of the Technology solutions in the Smart City space belong to advanced technologies.
    • Financial constraints-Transforming the regular city into a smart one requires big budget allocations.
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