The smart city: a strategic project for the Caisse des Dépôts group

A long-standing player of cities, the Caisse des Dépôts group intends to become the key partner of smart cities. The public body and its subsidiaries are developing their know-how in this field. The smart city builds on digital technology and innovation to meet the urban challenges sustainably.

Territory developmentEnergy and the environmentProperty & housingTransport

La ville intelligente connectée
The smart city is a city transformation movement seeking to improve their quality and their appeal by providing new technologies and the digital. In other words, the “smart city” approaches aim to optimise the management of urban services via the use of data and the development of digital services.


The smart cities are developing with different key stakeholders – public and private – in order to solve new urban challenges:


  • multimodal and integrated mobility,
  • smart (automated) and sustainable housing,
  • responsible and innovative urbanisation,
  • sustainable management of energy and waste.

In a cross-disciplinary and collaborative approach, the smart city seeks to encourage economic and social innovation and citizen participation in the “construction of the city”.

The Caisse des Dépôts group is a major stakeholder of smart cities

The group supports the contracting local authorities of smart cities and places itself as the partner of private stakeholders, from major groups to start-ups, designers and operators of smart cities.

The public institution finances, in equity and loans, various smart themes of the city, whether it is in the infrastructure and digital services, or in the energy, energy efficiency of buildings or transport sector.

Moreover, the group is present in the industries of transport with Transdev and Egis (multimodal information tool, shared mobility) and real-estate/construction, with Icade, SNI and Scet (BIM*, smart home).

Lastly, the group is a key stakeholder of economic development, via the financing of third places and the support of digital ecosystems and the investment undertaken in start-ups of the smart city via Bpifrance, notably via its City of the Future fund.

All of the offers of the group in the area will be strengthened to provide the most suitable solutions to all the territories concerned and to test innovative solutions on certain sites in France.


*Building Information Model: modelling of the building’s data.

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