The PT-FLAD Chair in Smart Cities & Smart Governance have the following aim:

• Promotion of research and innovation projects in reliable technologies (i.e., in accordance with high security standards and formal correction) to support the development of smart cities and intelligent governance infrastructures. These projects will be defined and carried out in coordination with the Chair sponsors (PT and FLAD) and aimed at solving emerging scientific problems.

• Promotion of innovation-oriented research, i.e. with the ability to perceive and operationalize the rapid evolution of technologies in innovative solutions, as well as to analyze the major trends and societal challenges in the medium / long term, anticipating effects and problems.

• Design, development and support of new training programs in Smart Cities and Smart Governance.