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Solved and the global city program United Smart Cities start cooperation – the aim is to realize smart urban projects by offering the most extensive solutions for cities

United Smart Cities (USC) and Solved – The Cleantech Company aim to become the most extensive global initiative to build scalable and comprehensive solutions for cities.

Solved is providing United Smart Cities (USC) a custom platform, which is opened to every city in the large network, and an investment marketplace as well as advisory on-demand services in the field of smart cities. The customized service reaches thousands of professional users.

The customized USC/Solved platform is ideal for achieving effective collaboration between city representatives, companies, financiers, and top smart city experts locally and internationally. It also improves the coordination and development of multiple projects by diverse teams among various stakeholders. The USC/Solved platform enables an innovative match between a project idea and solution providers.

The United Smart Cities program is a global initiative that was established by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe in cooperation with the Organization for International Economic Relations and other international organizations and cities as well as industry and the financial sector.

Through the partnership with Solved, United Smart Cities is able to provide cities a unique opportunity in order to engage with the right investors, experts, and solutions providers early enough to obtain a better understanding of the most relevant solutions and financing available. Industry partners, on the other hand, are able to promote their company through the platform and position smart city relevant products and services.

“The USC/Solved platform is the key collaboration channel of the United Smart Cities program for cities as well as the private and financial sectors in order to identify, develop, and realize smart sustainable city projects. Solved’s extensive expert network of over 2500 experts is a valuable asset when identifying, evaluating, and developing the projects further”, Kari Eik, the Initiator of the United Smart Cities and OiER Secretary General.

The collaboration tackles emerging city challenges. Today, already 3.5 billion people live in cities. Urban challenges include congestion, lack of funds to provide basic services, a shortage of adequate housing, and deteriorating infrastructure. Tackling urban challenges is important so that cities can continue creating jobs and prosperity without depleting land and resources.

“The United Smart Cities program has a clear focus. It supports cities and smart sustainable technology solutions and services worldwide in order to implement urban infrastructure projects. The Solved platform is an ideal tool for early-stage engagement between cities, solutions providers, and financiers”, says Santtu Hulkkonen, Co-founder of Solved.

The United Smart Cities program is one of the most extensive global initiatives in the field of smart cities, serving as a multi-stakeholder platform for an active collaboration of the private, public, and finance sectors as well as cities and civil society to cooperate and implement innovative smart urban solutions and projects.

Santtu Hulkkonen and Kari Eik.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Kari Aina EIK, Secretary General, Organization for International Economic Cooperation, OiER, +43 1 532 22 66, [email protected]

Mr. Santtu HULKKONEN, Co-founder & Executive Vice President, Solved – The Cleantech Company, +358 50 373 2895, [email protected]

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United Smart Cities in brief:
The United Smart Cities (USC) program is the pathway to successful partnerships between cities and the private sector, as the program provides a process and a framework for cooperation between the member states of UN, cities, and private sectors. Goal: Generate and realize more smart and sustainable city projects. More information:

Solved in brief:
Solved is a world’s leading on-demand sustainability advisory service and digital collaboration platform. Solved provides cities a digital co-creation platform as a service for project ideation and development. Solved will quickly mobilize experienced multidisciplinary teams using its network of 2500 experts. Solved’s expert-on-demand offering is a complete solution for avoiding bottlenecks in projects and activities. More information: