Among the main objectives of The Smart City Association Italy there is the one of promoting the digital culture among our communities thanks to the efforts spent in the research and development of innovative models of Smart City.
For this purpose TSCAI collaborates with various Universities and Private Companies to offer stimulating opportunities to students.
Thanks to the many agreements and partnerships set, TSCAI is able to identify, within its members, opportunities of internships and thesis which best align with the students’ interests.
In this context, TSCAI supported students and contributed to the development of the following thesis:
Evolution of smart cities movements toward resilient cities. A comparative analysis of case studies in Tokyo, Japan.
Master of Science in Territorial, Urban, Environmental and Landscape Planning (Politecnico di Torino)
The proposed Master’s thesis by Francesco is the result of an extensive research conducted in Japan for a period of time of five months at the Department of Urban Engineering of The University of Tokyo and focused on the smart city concept and resilience, topics that are discussed in many parts of the globe, but are very little discussed as connected issues. Therefore, the main research question was: are smart cities resilient?.
Innovating in Smart Cities: developing IoT solutions for European Markets
Master Degree in Management – International Business (Università degli Studi di Brescia)
Francesca’s thesis focuses on the Smart City role as innovation driver not only for big companies but also for small enterprises, creating a stimulating environment for business development. In fact, thanks to the introduction of digital tools in business processes, companies are able improve their efficiency, competitiveness and ability to compete also in the international market. Following these premises, the opportunities for the international expansion of a Italian small enterprise, which operates in the field of Internet of Things, have been analyzed.
The evolution of Smart City. Good practice and open ethical questions
Master Degree in Public Policy (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore – Milan)
Nicolò Meroni had the opportunity to carry out an internship at the CSBNO (Consorzio Sistema Bibliotecario Nord-Ovest) and develop his thesis, with TSCAI support, on the topic of ethics in the Smart City. After a general overview about the Smart City concept, the report focuses on the ethics-related problems which emerge from the literature. In the end, Nicolò analysed the case of Barcelona highlighting the shift in the Smart City paradigm when the political forces governing the city change.
Use of Big Data for socio-economic growth of local communities
Bachelor Degree in Business (Università degli Studi di Genova)
The main objective of Lucrezia’s work is to analyse the benefits and the opportunities for our communities created by the introduction of new technologies in private companies and public bodies. In particular, through a real case study concerning Big Data collection and elaboration, Lucrezia’s thesis demonstrate how the Smart City model can contribute to a sustainable development of our territories.