Competition: do you want to co-create a supranational IoE platform for European cities?

The SELECT for Cities competition invites European companies to design and develop a data-driven, single-solution Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform across European cities – namely Copenhagen, Helsinki and Antwerp.

The SELECT for Cities competition is built around the premise that cities across the world are seeking new methods, technology and tools to foster open innovation to solve challenges, create value for their citizens and business, and to become ‘smart cities.

To accelerate innovation, SELECT for Cities lays forth a competition open to all European companies to develop an open, standardised, data-driven platform that enables cities all over Europe to connect to a single Internet-of-Everything (IoE) platform. Read more about the platform ambitions here.

Get co-funding for up to 1 million Euros

Entering the competition your company will get:

  • Better preparation to address an emerging market.
  • Lower investment for entering the market through public financial support – there is the opportunity to get up to 1 million Euros in co-funding.
  • Collaboration with public authorities and developers on every stage of the R&D process.

How does the competition work?

  • Phase 1 - Multiple companies selected by the competition tender process receive a budget to elaborate their concept ideas into a competitive solution design.
  • Phase 2 - The most promising designs, declared as feasible in Phase 1, are invited to create a well outlined and functioning prototype
  • Phase 3 - A limited number of candidates will receive budget to pilot their prototype within a living lab environment, using data from the cities use cases.

Copenhagen, Antwerp and Helsinki are city use-cases

A key requirement is for the platform to work in the three competition cities: Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki. The use-cases below provide an overview of different IoE settings in order to better test the ‘solutions’ capacity to integrate and connect different Smart and IoE ecosystems:

  • Antwerp – managing city traffic congestion with mobility RTI
    Real time mobility Information for “Sportpaleis/Lotto Arena” visitors
  • Copenhagen – integrating IoT city sensor networks
    Combine real-time mobility and air quality data into actionable insights for city planners and citizens
  • Helsinki – city IoE service provisioning at smart homes
    Boosting wellbeing self-management and remote care of Diabetes patients at Smart homes

Read more about the city use-cases here.

Matchmaking facility helps companies forming a consortium

If you are interested in entering the competition, SELECT has created a simple matchmaking tool that helps companies forming a consortium. 25 organisations have expressed their interest in finding a partner, seven of them from Denmark:

  • University of Copenhagen – Computer Science 
  • Technical University of Denmark – Compute
  • Technical University of Denmark – Management Engineering
  • SEAS-NVE, Denmark’s largest consumer-owned energy company
  • Alexandra Institute
  • Smart City Catalyst
  • TDC, one of Denmark’s largest TV, broadband and telecoms providers.

The tender is expected to be launched in November, so it is time to seek partners for a consortium now.

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