Call to Transform Cities into Large-Scale Innovation Labs
The CLEAN cluster organisations informs that European businesses and research organisations can apply for a share of up to 800,000 million euros each for the research and development of an innovative Internet-of-Everything platform.
On February 9th, the SELECT for CitiesInitiative launched its call to support the development of an Internet-of-Everything platform for open innovation in Europe. The grants are funded by three cities – Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki - with support from the European Commission Horizon 2020 programme.
SELECT for Cities is a 4-year project co-funded by the participant cities themselves (Helsinki, Antwerp and Copenhagen) as well as the European Commission through the Horizon 2020 Programme.
The Internet-of-Everything is born from the more widely known Internet of Things (IoT) movement which connects devices over the internet so they can speak to each other and to us. IoE however now adds people, process and data into to the network to generate millions more connections than ever before. The ability to harness and utilise data from across a whole city unleashes the potential to transform urban life forever, connecting and impacting areas such as smart mobility, city planning and healthcare.
Consortium members are Forum Virium Helsinki (project coordinator and contracting authority), Digipolis (main contracting authority), imec, City of Copenhagen (contracting authority), Stad Antwerpen, and 21C Consultancy Limited (partners presented in alphabetical order).
Full details of the tendering and selection process can be found online (www.select4cities.eu/tender). Proposals must be received by the SELECT for Cities team before 10am CET on the 14th April 2017.
More information are available here.