Smart Spaces, a smart building operating system which powers over 30 million sq ft of real estate, has signed a strategic partnership with Siemens that will see it expand operations in the Middle East and the Higher Education market for the first time.
The partnership will see the transformation of the University of Birmingham’s Dubai presence into the world’s smartest educational campus through the integration of Smart Spaces’ smart building platform. The project will deliver smart App to connect faculty and students with bookable services such as rooms and study areas while continuously feeding back usage data to assist energy optimisation strategies for occupied spaces to make the campus more accessible and sustainable. The technology will set the standard for future adoption by higher education alongside the creation of a ‘Living Lab’ where research, teaching and learning will all benefit from access to new data and connectivity.
The company’s international projects also include the integration of Smart Spaces’ technology in major developments in New York and continental Europe, as well as a partnership with major telecom and financial institutions in the region which will use the company’s technology to modernise and future-proof their Middle Eastern offices.
Dan Drogman, CEO of Smart Spaces, says: “Smart Spaces” response to soaring demand for intelligent, technologically-enabled real estate worldwide is to form strategic alliances to enable scale efficiently. Smart Spaces is already the leading provider of smart building technology in the UK and has been continually innovating for more than a decade to make offices across the country healthier and more sustainable. Building on our success in powering some of the UK capital’s prime office developments, which has been crucial in supporting a post-Covid workplace return, we’re now taking that momentum to scale our product globally.
“This partnership with Siemens to create the world’s smartest global campus is testament to the universal appeal of our pioneering technology and the agility of our expertise. We’re proud to play a part in this landmark project and to have the opportunity to take our best-in-class occupier experience to new audiences worldwide.”
Franco Atassi, CEO of Smart Infrastructure, Siemens Middle East, adds: “Our project with University of Birmingham Dubai will deliver technology that ensures the students’ quality of life is a critical component of their education experience.
“We are excited about our partnership with Smart Spaces. Working together, we’ll not only make the University of Birmingham Dubai a smart campus that’s energy efficient, sustainable, safe and comfortable for the community, but we’ll demonstrate how technology can transform such facilities wherever they may be.”