SMART INDUSTRY AND ROBOTICS

Challenge & Context

Warehousing and logistics companies are increasingly looking to innovate productivity and reduce reliance on human physical labor with the use of robotics automating the processes that are the most physical and labor-intensive. Currently the transportation of raw materials between warehouses and various workstations is still executed manually in most small and medium sized production centers.


SMART CITIES AND SMART TOURISM

Challenge & Context

There can be few more enticing places in Europe than Spain when it comes to star gazing. Astro tourism is flourishing in a big way and Spain gives astronomers a better chance of a clearer sky than many parts of Northern Europe due to larger rural areas far from light pollution. And, because of Spain’s latitude, the equatorial constellations are higher in the sky than in Northern Europe.

Algeciras is a municipality in the province of Cadiz (Spain) with a population of 123,078 inhabitants and located 104 km from the capital. …


SMART CITIES AND EHEALTH

Challenge & Context

During the Covid-19 pandemic, but also in pandemic-free periods, it is vital to pay attention to proper ventilation in order not to exceed prescribed CO2 levels, and equally reduce the spread of viruses and bacteria. This seems particularly important and at the same time challenging in sensitive areas such as schools and daycare centers. Just to get started with: What does correct ventilation in line with requirements actually mean?

WOBCOM’s WOB.smart service facilitates proper ventilation by automatically measuring CO2 levels via sensors in everyday situations. Catholic daycare centers in Wolfsburg (Lower Saxony, Germany) have already opted for WOB.smart.

Solution

Sensors, as…


SMART CITIES AND SMART MOBILITY

Challenge & Context

The digital transformation of the outdated transportation sector is crucial for an improved mobility model, able to add real value to people’s lives. How can we digitize transit fare collection and passenger information? The mission of OpenMove is based on two concepts: to move and travel freely and to do this in a sustainable and efficient way.

According to the Sustainable and Smart Mobility Strategy laid out by the European Commission,“Digitalisation will become an indispensable driver for the modernisation of the entire system, making it seamless and more efficient.” …


SMART CITIES AND SMART INDUSTRY

Challenge & Context

Cities are rapidly transforming their services in order to address current societal, environmental and economic challenges. Vertical smart solutions are being progressively replaced by solutions capable of exploiting a huge range of data channels. Today, still, each city/area has its own criteria requiring a highly tailored solution, so only a flexible and dynamic platform can put a city in full control of its operational objectives. Cities are abandoning an approach based on data sources and becoming aware of actual data channels where information and actions flow in multiple directions. Multi-directional flows are key in implementing city operating systems involving daily…


SMART CITIES AND SMART WATER

Challenge & Context

Urban development geared towards climate action is high on the agenda of Public Administrations. Developing policies aimed at creating sustainable and efficient cities are of ever increasing importance. To achieve this objective, various international organizations and administrations have launched plans, projects and initiatives encouraging cities to be more environmentally sustainable.

In 2000, the United Nations approved the Millennium Declaration where 8 goals were set out to be implemented by 2015. …


SMART CITIES AND DIGITAL TWIN

Challenge & Context

A/RporTWIN is the next digital twin powered by the FIWARE platform concerning the management of various infrastructures. Designed from the ground up, it provides a powerful data visualization and analytical tool to be used by managers and operators of various mobility systems (airports, seaports, roads, railways, etc). It not only allows the user to visualize the infrastructure itself but it also integrates data from different sources and derived insights that are useful during day-to-day operations. It supports standard 2D visualization tools as well as proofs compatible with Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality (AR/VR) equipment, depending on the selected use case.

A/RporTWIN is…


SMART CITIES AND SMART TOURISM

Challenge & Context

With a population of around 160,000 citizens, the city of Heidelberg is the fifth largest city in Baden-Württemberg (Germany). Amid the Rhine-Neckar metropolitan region, the city on the river Neckar is considered one of the most liveable cities in Germany due to its cultural charm, favourable climatic conditions, and urban flair. In addition to its tourist attractions, such as the old town and the castle ruins, the city is known for its venerable university dating back to the 14th century, as well as for many other universities and internationally renowned research institutions.

Nevertheless, there are challenges for the city of…


SMART CITIES AND SMART INDUSTRY

Challenge & Context

Internet of Things (IoT) is a fusion of technologies, starting with sensors embedded into devices which transmit data through various networks. When data is transferred to cloud platforms, middleware technologies are needed in order to effectively extract and utilize said data.

Middleware technologies, or IoT platforms, are essentially the supporting software connecting ‘everything’ within an IoT system. An effective platform must have the ability to aid communication, device management, data flow and the functionality of applications.

The global Industrial IoT (IIoT) Platform market size is projected to reach USD 329.8 million by 2026, from USD 289 million in 2020, and…


ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY

Challenge & Context

Can individual actions and citizen choices really make a difference towards a sustainable future? The European Green Deal and Climate Pact speak clearly about the agenda and vision that the European Union passed on to governments and city administrations. The answer is yes.

Surveys and statistics on citizen-attitudes might appear reassuring. Eurobarometer in 2017 indicated that 94% of European citizens state that protecting the environment is important. Harvard Business Review points out that in North America 65% of consumers state that “they want to buy purpose-driven brands that advocate sustainability”. Yet a small fraction of the population behaves consistently with…

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