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OrganiCity – Co-creating smart cities of the future

Objective

OrganiCity offers a new paradigm to European digital city making. Built on and extending the FIRE legacy, this project seeks to build a strong foundation for future sustainable cities through co-creation by a wide range of stakeholders. Globally, Europe is a champion of sustainable, inclusive and open societies. The digital age enables us to push this position further and to rethink the way we create cities and facilitate living by integrating many complex systems.
OrganiCity combines top-down planning and operations with flexible bottom-up initiatives where citizen involvement is key. So far, this has been difficult to achieve. Previous attempts to scale informal one-off projects or broaden single community projects have failed. By focusing on the city as a sociotechnical whole, OrganiCity brings software, hardware and associated human processes flexibly together into a new living city that is replicable, scalable, as well as socially, environmentally and economically sustainable.
Three clusters – Aarhus (DK), London (UK) and Santander (ES) – recognised for their digital urban initiatives, bring their various stakeholders together into a coherent effort to develop an integrated Experimentation-as-a-Service facility respecting ethical and privacy sensitivities and potentially improving the lives of millions of people.
The OrganiCity consortium will create a novel set of tools for civic co-creation, well beyond the state of the art in trans-disciplinary participatory urban interaction design. The tools will be validated in each cluster and integrated across the three cities.
In addition to citizen-centric join of testbeds, partner technologies and enhancements, two open calls with a budget of €1.8M will permit 25-35 experiments to use the new facility and co-creation tools. The aim is to grow sustainable digital solutions for future cities that are adjusted to the culture and capacities of each city unlocking amended services and novel markets.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/economics/sustainable economy
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city

Call for proposal

H2020-ICT-2014-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

AARHUS UNIVERSITET
Address
Nordre Ringgade 1
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 602 531

Participants (14)

INTEL CORPORATION (UK) LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 589 038,75
Address
Pipers Way
SN3 1RJ Swindon
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ALEXANDRA INSTITUTTET A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 523 000
Address
Aabogade 34
8200 Aarhus N
Activity type
Research Organisations
FUTURE CITIES CATAPULT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 582 052,50
Address
1 Sekforde Street
EC1R 0BE London
Activity type
Research Organisations
IMPERIAL COLLEGE OF SCIENCE TECHNOLOGY AND MEDICINE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 346 251
Address
South Kensington Campus Exhibition Road
SW7 2AZ London
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
TECNOLOGIAS SERVICIOS TELEMATICOS YSISTEMAS SA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 232 500
Address
Calle Albert Einstein 12 Planta 1A Parque Cientifico Y Tecnologico De Cantabria
39011 Santander
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
LULEA TEKNISKA UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 305 875
Address
Universitetsomradet Porson
971 87 Lulea
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITOUTO TECHNOLOGIAS YPOLOGISTONKAI EKDOSEON DIOFANTOS
Greece
EU contribution
€ 272 810
Address
N Kazantzaki Odos
26504 Patras
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSITAET zu LUEBECK
Germany
EU contribution
€ 264 270
Address
Ratzeburger Allee 160
23562 Lubeck
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
INSTITUT D'ARQUITECTURA AVANCADA DE CATALUNYA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 239 250
Address
Carrer Pujades 102
08005 Barcelona
Activity type
Research Organisations
COMMISSARIAT A L ENERGIE ATOMIQUE ET AUX ENERGIES ALTERNATIVES
France
EU contribution
€ 440 878,75
Address
Rue Leblanc 25
75015 Paris 15
Activity type
Research Organisations
UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA
Spain
EU contribution
€ 568 125
Address
Avenida De Los Castros S/n
39005 Santander
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
AARHUS KOMMUNE
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 132 500
Address
Radhuspladsen 2
8100 Arhus C
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANTANDER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 167 500
Address
Plaza Del Ayuntamiento 1
39001 Santander
Activity type
Public bodies (excluding Research Organisations and Secondary or Higher Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE
Australia
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
Parkvilleoffice Of The Vice Chancellor
3010 Melbourne
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments