Berlin has ambitions to become a model of smart city living, and is considered a key destination for science and technology talent.

6 / 10

Digitalization Readiness

Berlin has the infrastructure and culture to attract leading science and technology talent that will help to deliver its smart city ambitions.

2 / 10

Digitalization Potential

An integrated and collaborative approach to IoT has opened the doorway to a bright future for projects that benefit Berlin’s organizations and individuals.

Sustainability
Sustainability
Mobility
Mobility
Opportunity
Opportunity
KEY FACTS
Urban area 1,368 km2
Population density 2,904 people per km2
Population growth 7% since 2010

Source: Demographia

2019/2010
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How ready is Berlin for digitalization?

Berlin has been in a constant state of development since reunification, and this continues to drive its appetite to embrace the latest thinking. In recent years, Germany’s capital has accelerated its efforts to become a center for smart city innovation, with an approach that favors integration and collaboration. Benefiting from a wide array of digitalization projects, Berlin is considered a top-three city for innovation in Europe. “Berlin is growing and changing constantly. Digitalization propels our development - no German location has more digital startups. We are an open, international, livable city that is comparatively affordable. This is the ideal environment for young entrepreneurs who want to develop new technolgies together. " Michael Müller, Governing Mayor of Berlin

Scores out of 10
Readiness
Potential
Berlin
6
2
Singapore
8
2
Johannesburg
2
5
Taipei
6
2
Los Angeles
7
5
Dubai
6
3
Buenos Aires
3
4
London
8
3
Bengaluru
4
5

Score breakdown

Take a closer look at Berlin’s scores across the three themes of Expo 2020 Dubai; Sustainability, Mobility and Opportunity.

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