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Product/Services Overview:

SOLUTION SCAN: Smart City Solution Scan 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 Scope of Work.


Ideal Client Type:

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


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

  • Smart City Solution Scan Report.
  • Support in Stakeholder Consultation, Management & Recommendations.


Product Offering/SoW Overview:

  • To identify potential technology-enabled smart solutions for users in different use contexts and segment.

  • To support decision-making around upcoming research and development activities.

  • Co-creative opportunity identification across multiple customer segments.

  • Smart City Initiative Contextual exploration.

  • Assessment of the key tech enablers.

  • Discover Smart Solution relevant to the challenges identified, expert interviews and desk study.

  • Frame user needs, value and identify tech enablers.

  • Identifying the Smart City Solution’s functionality Is Must-Have Core,

  • Describe the idea & concept the generated Smart City Initiative.

  • Validate using Smart City Initiative user interview.

  • Prioritize the R&D implications.

  • Define the boundaries of the smart city project.

  • Define the business need and the expected outcome of the smart city project.

  • Identify constraints that limit a smart city project team’s options for developing a solution.

  • List assumptions regarding decisions outside the smart city project team’s control.

  • Identify business processes impacted by the smart city project.

  • Identify internal and external entities with which the smart city project team will interface.


Key Benefits:

  • Projects with minimum viable product, with pilot tested on the market.
  • Projects in pre-seed phase (at the development phase of the solution proposed, or just the conceptual design).
  • Potential to improve the value offer

  • Potential impact on the business

  • Maturity of the product or technology

  • Maturity of the team and the organisation

  • Experience in collaboration.

  • Efficient Resource Utilization.

  • Time Saving for implementation.

  • Strategic Planning & Development.

  • Improving relevance.

  • Enhancing quality

  • Sprint-based validation of an identified smart product opportunity.


Additional Free Offerings:



    • Inefficiency in resource optimization for Smart City Initiative Implementation.
    • Delayed timeframe for smart city implementation.
    • Lack of right fit and impact generating smart solution.
    • Lack of coordination between smart city stakeholders.
    • Unsuccessful impact generation from the smart city initiatives.
    • Smart Solution Inputs & value addition, Efficiencies (and scale, Outcomes: quality, timeliness, equity.
    • Combined with other forecasting tools, can assist in policy making by identifying important needs or gaps.
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