Eindhoven City Pulse

Intelligent city management

Body: Municipal Council
Region: Netherlands
Province: North Brabant
Municipality: 227,751

“The CityPulse pilot project is important for the City of Eindhoven because we are an innovative city and we want to use public spaces to develop new, innovative ideas.” CityPulse is helping us to make Stratumseind a safer and more enjoyable place for everyone.”

Bianca Kaathoven – Alderman
City of Eindhoven

Eindhoven CityPulse – using big data for real time incident response management


Many cities are considering how to extract the maximum benefit from the opportunities presented by big data.

Eindhoven is one step ahead and already putting them into action with an innovative pilot project to manage a busy area of the city that’s famous for its nightlife.

The CityPulse pilot scheme was developed by Atos and a number of partners including Intel, The City of Eindhoven and The Dutch Institute of Safety and Security (DITSS). Its aim is to help the City of Eindhoven manage a street in the centre of town – Stratumseind – the longest and most vibrant street in the Netherlands with more than 50 bars and nightclubs and where 15-20,000 people visit every weekend.

Big analytics for big data

CityPulse uses Intel technology to enable data to be gathered from a wide variety of sources without the need for specialist sensors. Data Scientists from Atos are then able to create intelligent patterns and insights from this data which can in turn inform a range of specific actions.
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The challenge


  • Stratumseind – the longest and most vibrant street in the Netherlands with more than 50 bars and nightclubs and where 15-20,000 people visit every weekend.
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The solution


  • Combining data from multiple existing sources to create a powerful picture of the city and help authorities better forecast and react to situations and de-escalate them before they develop

Business benefit


  • Safer and more sociable environment for visitors and citizens.
  • Police resources can be focused where they are really required.
  • The city and business owners have lower repair and clean-up costs.
  • Less need for hospital and medical resources due to fewer alcohol related incidents.
  • More business and tourism attracted to the city due to a fall in negative PR.

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