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Press Releases from 21c Consultancy (9 total)

DUET Project Helps Cities Address Local Problems With A Digital Twin Technology

The explosion of data along with enabling technologies (artificial intelligence, machine learning, cognitive computing etc.) is already driving a paradigm shift in the way cities and regions are governed. However, many public administrations are still at the start of the transformation journey and progress in general has been slow. Past studies found that only 12% of city data is analysed and used for decision making and management, leaving the vast

AI to Simplify Rights for EU Migrants

easyRights - a new European initiative will deliver personalised, contextualised services for (im)migrants through innovative new technologies. Brussels - On a daily basis hundreds of people fleeing from oppression, war, and poverty are risking their lives to travel to Europe to build a safer, more prosperous life. Upon reaching their destination, however, the better life they dreamt off is still a world away. Challenges such as language barriers, cultural differences,

Contracts Awarded for the Third and Final Phase of SELECT for Cities Pre-Commerc …

SELECT for Cities is pleased to announce that three contractors have been awarded contracts to start the third and final phase of its Pre-commercial Procurement (PCP). SELECT for Cities started its pre-commercial procurement (PCP) to obtain R&D services to develop and build large-scale, city-wide, Internet-of-everything platforms to facilitate collaboration and open innovation. The process is highly competitive, and during the previous Phase II five companies produced platform prototypes which used open

Putting Cities on the Map: Innovative Geospatial Initiative Win’s Europe’s D …

26 October 2018. A project to tackle complex urban mobility challenges in innovative ways across Europe has been honoured at the 18th annual Digital Government Conference Awards, held at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain. OpenTransportNet (OTN), a multi-partner, multi-country initiative, led by Informatie Vlaanderen, received an award for outstanding digital transformation work in the smart cities of Antwerp, Belgium, Issy-les-Moulineaux, France and the Region of Liberec in

Internet-of-Everything Platform Developers Announced by SELECT for Cities PCP

SELECT for Cities is pleased to announce that five companies/consortia were awarded contracts to build a platform prototype in the second Phase of its Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP). 19 December 2017. The five contractors who will enter Phase II of the SELECT for Cities Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP) process have been announced today. The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting

A 15-Strong Consortium Celebrates the Launch of PoliVisu Project

Ghent, Belgium (20.11.2017): Earlier this month 15 partners from six EU countries gathered for a kick-off meeting to celebrate the start of PoliVisu, a three-year long Horizon 2020 project that will transform local transport systems, making them more optimised, resilient and citizen-centric. Working with the cities of Ghent, Belgium, Pilsen, Czech Republic, and Issy-les-Moulineau, France, PoliVisu will promote data-driven policymaking as a solution to urban mobility challenges, such as traffic

Winners of the SELECT for Cities Internet-of-Everything PCP Announced

SELECT for Cities has announced the first phase winners from its call for tenders to design and develop a city-wide Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform for smart city innovation. SELECT for Cities has unveiled ten winners from the 28 responses received by its global call for tenders. The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything data and

Call to Transform Cities into Large-Scale Innovation Labs

European businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to 800,000 euros each for the research and development of an innovative Internet-of-Everything platform. ------------------------------- The SELECT for Cities Initiative has launched its call to support the development of an Internet-of-Everything platform for open innovation in Europe. Selected organisations will receive support and funding from EUR 36,000 to EUR 800,000 each. The grants are funded by three cities –

New Internet-of-Things R&D Funding Initiative Launches Consultation

SELECT for Cities, an initiative that’s changing the way cities in Europe innovate through the creation of city wide Internet-of-Everything (IoE) testing labs, launched an open online consultation at the NetFutures conference in Brussels. The link to the online consultation is: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/SELECT4Cities With a budget of approximately 4.0 million euro to invest on research and development, SELECT for Cities is deploying a pre-commercial procurement (PCP) process to find and select

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