The minister of digitization - Ms Anna Streżyńska in 2015 entrusted the Centre for Development of Strategic Innovations (pol. centrum rozwoju innowacji strategicznych) at the Northern Institute, which developed the first strategy of Polish Smart City 3.0 called „new life in cities“ with the preparation of a roadmap for Polish cities. Other experts and business environments were joining this initiative progressively. During the European Economic Congress in Katowice, a vision of the Smart city was presented publicly in 2018 for the first time. On the basis of this initiative, a non-governmental and apolitical think-and-do tank called Smart Cities Polska was brought into existence, which groups experts, politicians and entities acting for smart cities strategy.