MindSphere Smart City App

Making Expo 2020 Dubai smarter, safer, and greener with IIoT

At the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai's infrastructure stands a pioneering IIoT solution: the MindSphere Smart City App. It collects, monitors, correlates, and analyzes Expo site data in the cloud as a single source of truth to help drive Expo’s high sustainability goals and KPIs.

How do you make Expo 2020 Dubai the most sustainable Expo ever?

Expo 2020 Dubai’s requirements were as challenging as its location. To realize their vision of an Expo with maximum sustainability performance, the Expo 2020 Dubai organizers needed what was, in essence, an all-in-one solution to creating a smart environment.

They envisioned an IIoT-enabled, scalable solution with the capacity to adapt as use cases emerge and change. It should help decision-makers reach sustainability targets and operations maintain a secure and reliable infrastructure while making the Expo grounds a great and safe place to live, work, and visit.


IIoT makes sustainability a very part of Expo’s DNA

From environmental monitoring to HVAC to security systems, the close collaboration between Siemens MindSphere and the organizers of Expo 2020 Dubai has produced a jack-of-all-trades powerhouse IIoT solution. With its MindSphere Smart City App, Siemens has turned the Expo grounds into the essential smart city.

Siemens Mindsphere demo expo 2020

subsystems queried


buildings connected


sensor data points

A single source of truth for all enabled by IIoT technology 

The MindSphere Smart City App gives Expo’s organizers a single-pane-of-glass view into metrics from the entire Expo infrastructure – and for some subsystems, even the capability to control them. From management to operations to security, stakeholders use actionable data, for example, to identify sustainability drivers and track KPIs.

Siemens technology, IIoT sensors, and a host of 3rd party systems form the app’s IIoT smart city framework with its unprecedented volume, variety, and velocity of data. An inventive custom IoT agent connects its subsystems. Scalable and secure, this agent runs on any platform, OS, and hardware and is reusable with minimal or no changes in code.

All of Expo in the palm of your hand

Holistic application with extensive array of use cases  

Single source of truth for all use-case metrics

One clean, intuitive user interface for all devices

Quick and easy learning curve

Connecting minds to create the Smart City App of the future 

MindSphere’s unique capability to bring physical infrastructures into the digital world made Siemens a prime candidate for supporting Expo 2020 Dubai’s ambitious sustainability goals. The co-creation of what would become the MindSphere Smart City App puts Expo 2020 Dubai and Siemens as its Premier Partner for Infrastructure Digitalization at the center of the conversation on how we can build – and retrofit – cities for a sustainable future.

The co-creation workshops in the runup to Expo 2020 Dubai with the organizers and Siemens experts created a unique opportunity: to realize a shared vision of an environment with the technical and operational resilience and IoT smarts to meet the urbanization and sustainability challenges of today and tomorrow.

MindSphere Smart City App was honored with the iF-Design Award

MindSphere Future World Series x Expo 2020 Dubai

At Expo 2020 Dubai, Siemens MindSphere, hosted the MindSphere Future World Series to bring together people who care to make our world smarter, more livable, and sustainable. This series of high-profile open-innovation events set out challenges to finding viable solutions to crucial sustainability issues.

Learn all about the crowdsourced use cases, which have been developed during the series below!


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