The Association for Sustainable Innovative Development in Economics, Environment and Society (ASIDEES), Vienna, Austria is non-profit organization, supporting development and applications of Smart City Monitor platform in cities, planning and implementation of urban models, preparation of data and linkages to its sources.

ASIDEES developed and supports technical procedures for certification and benchmarking of cities in compliance with ISO standards for Quality of Life and Smart Governance in urban and metropolitan communities, guiding and assisting in preparation of Open Data, providing training and project support.

Its team enables organizational framework for the members to contribute to practical implementation of the concepts of Smart Cities and Communities.


United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

The first Contracts signed between UNIDO and GOLEM IMS GMBH in 1998 and 2000 set legal framework for further development, enhancement, identification of focal points, training of focal point staff and promotion of distribution of UNIDO Business Performance Management Software which included Pharos Business Navigator, Business Environment Strategic Toolkit (BEST), Financial Improvement Toolkit (FIT) and Measurement Control Chart Toolkit (MCCT). 

Pharos Business Navigator software for managers of industrial enterprises was initially developed by GOLEM IMS GMBH for UNIDO project in Africa (Kenya) in 1995. It had been installed in 3000 enterprises since then in several UNIDO capacity building and industrial modernization programmes in Latin America, Africa, Asia, Middle East and Europe.

The UNIDO Pharos software suite is innovative digital transformation platform and improving sustainability, productivity, business results of smart organizations which increasingly rely on IoT and evolve into complex cyber-physical industrial systems as Factories of Future, Industry 4, and Connected enterprise, for sustainable inclusive development in green industries, metropolitan areas and circular economy. The unique advanced platform fosters integration and effective managing, monitoring, controlling, benchmarking of performance, using of rich business analytics, diverse sensors, Internet of Things, automated control systems, video cameras.

The Pharos suite supports simplicity of operations, short learning curve for users with common level of smart skills and support of major International Management System such as ISO 9000, 9001, 14000, 15504, 17025, 19011, 26000, 31000, 37120, 37122, 37123, 37101, 37150, 37151, 50001 in various application areas.

International projects and programmes by UNIDO and its UN partners are provided with exclusive licensing for Pharos suite.

Multiple references are available by the Internet search for the keywords "UNIDO Pharos"   

Presentation "UNIDO Pharos Suite The Past and The Future: 20 years of collaboration in digital transformation innovation for efficient and sustainable inclusive industrial development" made at 4-th Conference “Green Industry for Sustainable Cities 2016”, UNIDO - Ulsan Metropolitan Area, 28-30 June 2016, Ulsan, Korea