Case study: Singapore

In 2006, the second most densely populated city in the world adopted a smart city vision, in this case extended to an entire nation under the name Intelligent Nation 2015 (iN2015).

The iN2015 program aimed to develop Singapore’s economic competitiveness by transforming the city into a smart community. Among the program’s ambitions, the goal of becoming a world leader in ICT development for the benefit of the economy and society stood out.

Planned for a period of 10 years, iN2015 made it possible to connect 95% of Singapore’s households and businesses to fiber optics. 140,000 people out of a total population of 5 million are employed in the ICT sector and Singaporeans benefit from state-of-the-art services including health and education.

In 2013, Singapore presented a new strategy to extend the iN2015 programme. Specifically, Singapore wants to equip itself with a global sensor network that will allow city managers to know real-time situations on the ground by collecting, sharing and analyzing data.