Mission & Position
The Government of the Brussels-Capital Region aims to make Brussels a Smart City:
|an attractive, prosperous, sustainable and inclusive region where citizens, businesses, research and educational institutions, in close consultation with the public authorities, make use of data sharing in order to meet certain urban challenges in the context of a medium- and long-term strategy by rolling out services focusing on the user as part of a horizontal approach aimed at breaking down barriers and where necessary meeting the efficiency targets by using information and communication technologies (ICTs) on a local and a global scale.|
The BRIC’s mission connects seamlessly with this regional objective:
The BRIC is highly regarded as an ICT advisor and services integrator under the supervision of the Minister or Secretary of State responsible for regional and communal IT, carving out a position for itself as the trusted partner in IT matters for the regional, local and community authorities.
- ICT pooling through
- services and applications
- IT purchases
- Data pooling
- Pooling of IT teams via the non-profit association IRISteam
To fulfil this mission, the BRIC is able to leverage to in-house assets:
- in terms of human resources, the BRIC possesses cutting-edge IT skills through the non-profit association IRISteam asbl;
- in terms of telecommunications, the BRIC possesses state-of-the-art facilities as a founding shareholder of the cooperative company IRISnet scrl, the Brussels-Capital Region’s broadband telecommunications network.