Smart City Innovation Lab

Smart City Innovation Lab

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Smart City Innovation Lab

Lisbon, Portugal 

Lisbon School of Business & Economics
Universidade Católica Portuguesa


The Smart City Innovation Lab’s (SCIL)develops and disseminates knowledge related to smart cities, digital innovation and business modeling. Its mission is to empower businesses to create wellbeing in urban areas via digital technologies, novel business models and sustainable values 

Main Activities 

SCIL is a multi-disciplinary research group at Católica Lisbon School of Business and Economics (Portugal). The research of the group focuses on business models, entrepreneurial strategy, and digital innovation. The Smart City Innovation Lab consults companies and offers workshops on strategic issues related to business modelling and digitization. SCIL collaborates with 50+ companies across Europe and has ongoing research projects with leading universities around the world (e.g. MIT, St.Gallen, Manchester). The lab is lead partner in two European H2020 projects and hosts the online platform

Projects: H2020 me2 (completed), H2020 inteGRIDy, Smart Business Modeler, DTx Digital Transformation CoLab, BMx Business Model xploration, ergoscan.

Organizational Structure

Partners: Virtual Power Solutions, Media Primer, Lisboa e-nova, Atos, Fraunhofer, Moosmoar Energies OG, Siemens, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences, University of St. Gallen, CERTH Centre for Research & Technology Hellas, Politecnico Milano 1863, Aiguasol, gasNatural fenosa, electrica, EDP, designX, Grundfos, innowave, Generali.


René Bohnsack