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City Platform as a Service - Integrated and Open

Objective

Data has been termed to be the „oil of the 21st century“. Data will also be what the smart city of the future runs on. To make this a reality, cities need a platform where data from a variety of sources – IoT and sensor data, open government data, social media, and other 3rd party data providers – can be processed, linked, and analysed in order to extract valuable information that in turn can also be provided as linked open data, and with which new types of services are created and provisioned. Both cities as well as private service providers can build novel applications and services on top of this platform; the platform thus becomes an economically valuable driver for Smart City Innovation.
The main goal of this project is to develop such a City Platform as a Service (CPaaS) that can be federated to support regional or even global applications, and that forms the basis for a smart city data infrastructure. Technical challenges that need to be addressed include data provenance, data quality, adaptive privacy levels, policies and adaptive processes for distributing and deploying processing intelligence to the cloud or to the edge. Other important aspects include data governance, data management and the empowerment of the citizen to control access and sharing of data about her using a MyData approach.
In addition to the development of the platform, several use cases in the domains of event and transport management, water management, and health emergency services will be implemented and validated with cities in Europe and Japan. Blue prints – both from a technical as well as from a process perspective – for these domains that can easily be transferred and adapted from one region to another will be developed. This will for example allow transferring the learnings from the Asian Winter Games 2017 to the Tokyo Olympics 2020. And finally, the results from the project are used to develop standardisation proposals in the related areas to ensure impact beyond the project.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/water management
  • /engineering and technology/civil engineering/architecture engineering/smart city
  • /social sciences/sociology/governance/public services

Call for proposal

H2020-EUJ-2016-1
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Funding Scheme

RIA - Research and Innovation action

Coordinator

BERNER FACHHOCHSCHULE
Address
Falkenplatz 24
3012 Bern
Switzerland
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 0

Participants (6)

AGT GROUP (R&D) GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 312 625
Address
Hilpertstrasse 35
64295 Darmstadt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
NEC EUROPE LTD

Participation ended

United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 0
Address
West End Road Athene Odyssey Business Park South Ruislip
HA4 6QE London
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
ODIN SOLUTIONS S.L.
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 937,50
Address
Calle Peru 5, Planta 3 Puerta 5 - Poligono Industrial Oeste - Edificio Forum
30820 Alcantarilla
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
THE THINGS INDUSTRIES BV
Netherlands
EU contribution
€ 173 250
Address
Herengracht 182
1016 BR Amsterdam
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
UNIVERSITY OF SURREY
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 313 562,50
Address
Stag Hill
GU2 7XH Guildford
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
NEC LABORATORIES EUROPE GMBH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 314 032,50
Address
Kurfursten-anlage 36
69115 Heidelberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)