The kick-off meeting of CIP (Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme) Project RADICAL was held in Madrid on the dates 19th and 20th March 2013.
RADICAL (RApid Deployment and adoption of sustainable socially-aware and intelligent sensing services for emerging smart cities) is an EU funded Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (2007 to 2013) Pilot actions Funding Scheme Project coordinated by ATOS Spain and TAGES is a partner in the Project.
The aim of the RADICAL is to enable the development and deployment of interoperable pervasive multi-sensory and socially-aware services, by leveraging Internet of Things (IoT) and Social Network (SN) technologies, emerging from leading edge R&D results from the SmartSantander, BonFIRE, SocIoS, and +Spaces projects. The project started on 1st of March 2013. The duration of the RADICAL Project is 36 month.
RADICAL Project will integrate, deploy and pilot seven services in the areas of Cycling Safety, Green Products Management, Data Journalism, Participatory Urbanism, Augmented Reality, Eco-consciousness and Commercial and transactional data for pedestrian flows. These services will be supported by five SMEs and accordingly replicated across six smart cities and one region. Over 3100 citizens will be actively involved in the co-creation, validation and evaluation of the RADICAL approach, on the basis of an innovative Living Labs approach, which will exploit SN information to involve representative users’ samples.
The RADICAL Project partners ready in the kick-off meeting were ATOS SPAIN SA (Spain), NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS (Greece), UNIVERSIDAD DE CANTABRIA (Spain), AYUNTAMIENTO DE SANTANDER (Spain), SOCIETE D’ECONOMIE MIXTE ISSY – MEDIA (SEM ISSY MEDIA) (France), NIJI SA (France), GAZIANTEP BUYUKSEHIR BELEDIYESI (Turkey), TAGES (Turkey), FUNDACION CENTRO TECNOLOGICO EN LOGISTICA INTEGRAL CANTABRIA (Spain), DIMOS ATHINAION EPICHEIRISI MICHANOGRAFISIS (Greece), PRODUCTION TRADING AND SUPPORT OF MACHINABLE PRODUCTS OF SOFTWARE AND INFORMATICS – RELATIONAL TECHNOLOGY A.E. (Greece), COMUNE DI GENOVA (Italy), ELGI SRL (Italy), ARHUS KOMMUNES BIBLIOTEKER (Denmark), RFID-SPECIALISTEN (Denmark), AARHUS UNIVERSITET (Denmark). The kick-off meeting was held in ATOS Madrid premises between the dates 19-20 March 2013. The meeting had started with welcoming of ATOS and every partner’s individual introduction speech. WP leaders presented their work definitions and planned actions for the first year of the Project while every pilot city gave an overview of their existing Smart City infrastructures and brief information on the implementation of RADICAL Service in their cities within the RADICAL Project. The kick-off meeting of the project was concluded with the 1-year road map of the Project and partners have been started their activities.
At the end of the RADICAL Project; a number of services will be integrated, deployed and piloted on top of the RADICAL platform. This platform will be able to support the structured and rapid development of services leveraging emerging Social Networks and Internet of Things (IoT) infrastructures, while at the same time dealing with the ever important legal, governance and socio-economic issues. The RADICAL platform will be integrated based on readily available social networking platforms and smart city infrastructures (including sensing and IoT infrastructures). Based on this platform, RADICAL will ensure the replicability and interoperability of social networking and IoT based services across different cities, which possess heterogeneous infrastructures and operate under different legal environments. Thus, RADICAL will alleviate the heterogeneity of different urban environments in order to facilitate the sustainable and cost-efficient deployment of smart city services. Furthermore, within RADICAL, “added-value” services will be developed on top of the aforementioned services.
This platform will also facilitate tools for the smart governance and flexible replication of services across cities and regions, thus shortening the time to market and allowing SMEs, citizens and local authorities to get fully involved in the smart city business.
Ebru Zeybek, April 5, 2013