The Innovation Radar awarded OASC’s efforts in building a smart city network as well as our contribution towards smart city standard development in the innovative action SynchroniCity. Our core partners Aarhus University and Connected Places Catapult have also received recognition for successfully running the SynchroniCity open call to include new cities and businesses in the project.
The Innovation Radar identifies high-potential innovations and innovators in EU-funded research and innovation framework programmes.
SynchroniCity – Building a Market for Digital Urban Services
Can data-driven solutions, which are often purpose-built for one city, be developed to work for them all? This is the question which SynchroniCity set out to answer. SynchroniCity aims to open up a global market for Internet of Things (IoT)-enabled services for cities and communities, where partnerships between businesses and public authorities use technology to develop and deploy services to improve citizens’ lives and create long-term sustainable economic development.
Synchronicity represents the first attempt to deliver an IoT-enabled digital single market for Europe and beyond, based on the principle that a simplified, open and agile digital market can unlock new services and grow city economies.
Building on mature standards and global best practice, the project developed the reference architecture, common technical mechanisms, and data protections needed to create a harmonised, smart city market.
Following OASC’s “Driven by Implementation” approach, the project developed, implemented and validated the OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanisms (MIMs).
In February 2019, 16 pilot projects were selected, culminating in 50 deployments across 21 cities, each acting as a catalyst for standards-based innovation and procurement. SynchroniCity was part of the IoT Large Scale Pilots Programme. It ran over three years from January 2017 to December 2019.
Partners of SynchroniCity
Project coordination: Aarhus University (DK)
OASC Core Partners:
- City of Antwerp (BE)
- City of Bordeaux (FR)
- City of Carouge (CH)
- Associação Porto Digital (PT),
- City of Eindhoven (NL)
- City of Helsinki through Forum Virium Helsinki (FI)
- Manchester City Council (UK)
- City of Milan (IT)
- Santander City Council
Aalto University (FI), Alexandra Institute (DK), Engineering Ingegneria Informatica SpA (IT), Atos (ES), University of Cantabria (ES), (ES), TST Sistemas (ES), Digital Catapult (UK), Manchester Metropolitan University, Rombit (BE), Heijmans Wegen BV (NL), Ubiwhere (PT), European Network of Living Labs (BE), Bronze Software Labs (UK); Mandat International (CH), UDG Alliance (CH); Korea Electronics Technology Institute (KR), HOP Ubiquitous (ES), NEC Laboratories Europe (DE), Ulike (KR), Seongnam Industry Promotion Agency (KR), FIWARE Foundation (DE), and Open & Agile Smart Cities (BE).