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Thomas Mueller30. July 20183 min read

bee smart city and Leading Cities join forces for smarter cities

bee smart city and Leading Cities join forces to support cities in becoming smarter through their combined services and strong international networks. As part of the partnership, bee smart city supports the new smart city startup accelerator AcceliCITY, launched by Leading Cities with a unique media and support package for the finalist startups and the program in its global network.


“Through our partnership with Leading Cities, we create synergies for cities and communities to choose the right strategy and the best solutions to become smarter. Our fast-growing global Smart City Network & Community is a premier resource for supporting the adoption of solutions that work. Our members also benefit from the unique services that Leading Cities provides. Together, we accelerate making cities smarter through a wide range of expertise and tailored services”, states Thomas Müller, Managing Partner at bee smart city.

Michael Lake, President & CEO of Leading Cities points out how the new partnership leverages what smart cities need: “With the tools that Leading Cities offers to improve and evaluate Smart Cities and Smart City solutions throughout our international networks, our partnership with bee smart city provides the perfect platform to strengthen the global Smart City ecosystem by easing the process of identifying, implementing, and connecting cities with Smart City Solutions.”

The combined services of Leading Cities and bee smart city represent one of the strongest international platforms for cities and communities to address urban challenges and to seize development opportunities.

The global network also encompasses solution providers and Smart City startups that offer new technologies and business models for cities and communities. Through the new global accelerator, AcceliCITY, Leading Cities and bee smart city – along with other renowned partners – support promising startups in the Smart City domain with their go-to-market process, with valuable contacts to potential clients and partners, as well as with access to investment capital. Both organizations will actively mentor the AcceliCITY startups during the program.

bee smart city exclusively provides AcceliCITY finalists with a premium partnership for one year, which is worth $25K of visibility and exposure to a core Smart Cities target group of about 500,000 people via online and offline channels. Finalists will receive an onboarding to the global smart city solution database to market their solutions optimally in diverse online and offline channels via the bee smart city global hub and its partner network.


About bee smart city

bee smart city is a specialized digital software and consulting company dedicated to empowering municipalities to successfully manage the transformation towards smart and sustainable cities and regions.

With the Smart City Toolbox - a unique software-as-a-service solution for cities and regions - we enable the effective management of smart city strategies and corresponding projects digitally and collaboratively in one place.

With more than 14,000 members from 170 countries, bee smart city operates the largest free Smart City Network and Community where smart city professionals can share knowledge, learn and gain market insights. The platform is also available as a white-label solution for organizations that want to foster collaboration between different stakeholders.

In addition, we offer a unique global Smart City Tender Service that provides solution providers with access to newly published Smart City tenders worldwide. Last but not least, we advise cities on the design and implementation of Smart City strategies and solutions. Learn more about our Smart City Consulting Services.

Learn more at


bee smart city GmbH
Thomas Müller, Managing Partner
Tel. +49 (0) 208 62801331
Twitter: @beesmartcity


About Leading Cities

Leading Cities is a global leader in Smart City solutions, city diplomacy and collaboration advancing sustainability and resilient city strategies and technologies. With its global network of world-class cities, Leading Cities has built bridges to share best practices, urban solutions and lessons learned among city leaders while breaking down barriers within cities.  It is Leading Cities’ mission to improve the quality of life in cities globally through the development of Smart City Ecosystems. Leading Cities’ three branches of Smart City services support the development of a municipality’s Smart City Ecosystem are AcceliCITY, Global Networks, and Leading Consulting.

Learn more at


Leading Cities
Michael Lake, President & CEO
Tel. +1 617 506 3499



Thomas Mueller

Thomas Müller is Managing Partner at bee smart city. With more than 15 years of public sector experience, he is an expert on smart city strategy and projects.