Intelligent Cities Marketplace has been launched during the 3rd City Lab

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A virtual meeting point to find technology powered solutions from the 100 ICC cities and their ecosystems.
03 June 2021 - DEUICC  project

The 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge Marketplace was launched today by Dana Elefetheridou, Head of Cities and proximity team (DG Grow), and chaired by Leah Hemetsberger of Open & Agile Smart Cities (OASC), at the ICC's 3rd City lab

Derry City is already featured on the Marketplace with a Smart pedestrian counter solution and Derry City and Strabane District Council would like to get more solutions put forward to be added by promoting Tech4good in the city and the region. “The Marketplace is a good opportunity for city stakeholders to show their projects and their impact. It is a visibility platform with an audience of 100 EU cities plus many others all over the world such as Busan, Casablanca, Medellin, and others. The Derry / Londonderry ICC Team wants to make good use of this opportunity. Therefore, we invite SMEs, public organisations, NGOs, community groups to use this source for catching attention on successful projects that had an impact for the city”, states Dr Margaret Quinn, ERNACT Programme Manager and Derry / Londonderry ICC project manager.

The marketplace offers solutions from the ICC cities and their ecosystems showcasing technology powered solutions to advance economic, social and environmental causes. It aims to be a vibrant community bringing together cities and technology providers, also acting as a catalyst in hackathons and awards.

At the launch today we heard from Davor Meersman CEO of the OASC, applauding the initiative. Also Gesa Ziemer, Head of CityScience Lab in the recently formed UNITAC in hamburg described their aims in realising the potential of digital technologies, data and innovation to contribute to SDG’s Sustainable development goals. Gesa offered co-operation with Tech4good to share the solutions they have identified. 

Seepo Haataja, Smart City Director of Tampere Finland, outlined the solution they have added to the marketplace. They seek new solutions from businesses, research centres and citizens. The solutions are digital services for daily life or that improve well-being, safety & security or strengthen the city. They are themed for example around renewable energy, smart mobility, education & research, buildings & energy, health and well- being. Open Data Tampere is the city’s open data platform. Another solution presented is an app to give easy access to services and events in the City and a carbon footprint calculator is in development.

Clare Davis of the City of Cork (Ireland) presented solutions from their journey to become a smarter city. She outlined the development of their open data portal and their datasets such as for parking, flood monitoring, air quality monitoring. Claire shared the open source Cork Dashboard solution developed in conjunction with Maynooth University

Pierre Baviera CEO of Irish Company Derlilinx presented datAdore a data sharing and cataloguing programme available on Tech4Good. “datAdore will help you identify what data sources you have in your organisation, govern data in a consistent and reliable manner, and ensure data is of high-quality.”

There was also a presentation form Ikka Lakaniemi of Vaastu group on 'Building for the Future' concerned with sustainability in construction.

For information on the opportunity offered by the Tech4Good marketplace please contact Adam Goodall, ICC lead for Derry City & Strabane District Council.

Stay tuned for more updates on the Intelligent Cities Challenge programme!

Click here to email  Ianire Renobales at ERNACT for further information

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