„TwinBy – Digital Twins for Bavaria”

The Project

The Bavarian State Ministry for Digital Affairs supports 18 municipal funding projects with the TwinBy project. TwinBy helps the municipalities set up individual digital twins based on specific use cases. The 18 funded projects consist of 4 joint projects and 14 individual projects and are set into practice in all Bavarian regions.

The funded projects are divided into different funding pots: “Small Municipalities (up to 10,000 inhabitants)”, “Energy and Environment”, “Mobility and Health” and “Cross-Domain”.

The municipalities are individually supported by a team of consultants and experts from DKSR, [ui!] and aconium. Together with the respective municipality, they design and technically develop the digital twin.

The Smart District Data Infrastructure (SDDI) of the Technical University of Munich is used as a uniform framework for this. This catalog service uses open standards and is manufacturer-independent.

The whole TwinBy project also includes an accompanying qualification program, which is being carried out by another consortium. The municipalities are taught to work with and further develop their own digital twin.


The goal of the project is to support the creation of individual digital twins based on specific use cases in Bavarian municipalities as well as to promote their further development by providing specialist knowledge within the municipalities.

aconium responsibilities

All consortium partners provide technical consultants and experts during the entire project. The TechHub of aconium is responsible for project management, consulting, provision and implementation of the Virtual District Model (VDM). 

The Smart Regions team of aconium takes the main responsibility for accompanying the following three funding recipients: Kempten, Schwabach and the Nordallianz for the entire project duration. In tandem, aconium accompanies further funding recipients including Feldkirchen, Plattling/Deggendorf, Markt Buchenberg.


Programm area:

Bavaria, Germany

Lead Partner:

Project lead in the consortium is the Data Competence Center for Cities and Regions (DKSR GmbH), which has skills and expertise in the field of data platforms and data infrastructures.

Subcontractors are aconium GmbH with skills in the field of GIS development and [ui!] Urban Software Institute GmbH with skills in the field of real-time data and analysis.

aconium responsibilities:

Digitization, GIS development, 3D visualizations, consulting, use case development


April 2023 – May 2024

aconium contact persons

Milena Merling

Milena Merling

Project Manager

Phone: +49 89 4132488-26