Over the last three years, the SynchroniCity project team has deployed and validated a common technical foundation for IoT- and AI-enabled digital solutions for smart cities & communities. In 50 service deployments across 21 cities, the technical foundation – known as Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs) – has been tested thoroughly with solutions ranging from air quality measurement in schools and monitoring energy consumption in existing buildings, to the maintenance of green roofs with support of sensor technology and providing inclusive micro mobility.
“SynchroniCity is here to stay,” said Martin Brynskov, Coordinator of SynchroniCity and Professor at Aarhus University. ”The experiences and learnings from the last few years will continue to shape the future of digital cities & communities. I’m extremely proud of what the team has achieved working together across cities, small and large companies, NGOs and universities.”
While the project ends soon, there are three ways to stay engaged.
- Implementation at Scale – the Upscaling Declaration
To ensure that cities and communities have many IoT- and AI-enabled solutions to choose from in a mainstream market based on data shared with trust, such as demonstrated in SynchroniCity, EUROCITIES – the network of major European Cities – together with SynchroniCity partner networks Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC) and European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) have drafted a declaration to drive political and financial commitment to scale up and mainstream such services.
The upscaling declaration not only highlights joint principles such as a citizen-driven approach to technology, ethical data management and use of interoperable digital platforms, but also provides clear input on how to turn these principles into reality.
Every city and community in Europe is encouraged to join the movement and sign the declaration at the CITIES Forum 2019, taking place in Porto on 30-31 January 2020. On the road to Porto make sure also join SynchroniCity at the Oulu Boost event, 10-11 December. The event is organised by the Finnish EU Presidency and puts the upscaling declaration in the spotlight.
- Stuff that Works @ Smart City Expo World Congress 2019
As a starting point, cities and companies alike will have the opportunity to present urban digital solutions at the upcoming Smart City Expo World Congress. This, the World’s main smart city event takes place in Barcelona from 19-21 November 2019.
SynchroniCity partner OASC will provide a platform for “Stuff that Works” at their growing booth: Cities and companies can pitch their solutions to the 25.000+ visitors of the expo, if they comply to the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs). The MIMs have been technically matured and validated by the SynchroniCity project and have been adopted in January 2019 by the community of 140+ OASC member cities in the OASC Council of Cities.
If you would like to showcase your solution, get in touch with OASC for more information.
- Bringing the demand- and supply-side together: SynchroniCity LIVE Summit
How do you match cities with suppliers who meet the criteria – open APIs, open standards, shared data models – and fit with the cities’ urban platform? Enter SynchroniCity LIVE Summit! The Summit, organised by OASC and co-located with TM Forum’s annual flagship event Digital Transformation World, will take place from 16-18 June, in Copenhagen, Denmark.
While providing the opportunity to share new developments on stage, the SynchroniCity LIVE expo floor will follow an innovative approach: Exhibitors have to meet the criteria set out in the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms. Cities and communities visiting the expo floor can therefore be certain that all solutions presented are fully functional with their legacy system and do not lock them into one vendor’s offerings. Hence, cities and communities remain open and agile.
Registration to the SynchroniCity LIVE Summit 2020 will open soon. To stay up-to-date on all developments, sign up to the OASC newsletter here.