Open Innovation, Open Source, Open Governance, Open Knowledge, and Open Data is something Aarhus truly believes in. This level of openness in Aarhus enables citizens, companies, research institutions, government, other cities, and other stakeholders to contribute and give insights to the process of developing innovative services, products, projects, and strategies that make Aarhus even better. Aarhus aim to support the European digital single market strategy by pushing the agenda to create open standards and increase interoperability between the cities and avoiding vendor lock-ins.

Looking into some of the most relevant milestones in the recent history of Aarhus will help shine a light on the innovative practice and openness that Aarhus keeps building on top of to develop a smarter and more human tomorrow.