About us

The Academy for Smarter Communities is a joint effort from Rainmaking and DOLL Living Lab. We collaborate closely with a number of city partners.

Our mission

The Academy for Smarter Communities (TASC) conveys Smart City knowledge and knowhow, facilitates an exchange of best practices, fosters an evolving global community of practitioners and leaders, and provides tailored, structured guidance during and post-training. The Academy serves as a platform of ‘prosumers’ where varying partners and peers can consume yet also produce and share best practices & know-how.

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Rainmaking is a global leader in facilitating innovation. Accelerating startups, supporting scaleups, facilitating corporate innovations, managing governmental engagements, venture building & investments. Best known for founding and having grown one of the most successful global network of startup accelerators, Startupbootcamp. All the smart city domain related efforts and engagements within Rainmaking are managed by Rainmaking Urban.

DOLL Living Lab (Denmark) is Europe’s single largest and most successful Smart City Living Lab. DOLL sets out to create an innovative playground for next generation smart city solutions as well as transparency in new complex markets. On its 7 miles / 10 kilometers of roads DOLL hosts hundreds of innovative and competing solutions that interact with users, visitors and each other. DOLL hosts over 300 delegations from across the globe per year.


Arizona State University (ASU) partners with TASC in the development of shared thought leadership, as well as joint go-to-market training offerings for the US market. TASC and ASU have declared intent to have TASC training recognized by ASU, with formal affirmations to be issued to those that enroll and complete TASC masterclasses.”

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is our Dubai partner in order to forge and facilitate new curriculum, physically host classes in Dubai and offer TASC training to the Middle East and North Africa region.



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