Smart Cities United Kingdom

Smart City Experiments

OrganiCity is an EU-funded project that is attempting to (in the organisation’s own words) “put people at the centre of smart city development.” (Alternatives to putting “people in the centre” aren’t fully spelled-out on the organisation’s website).

The initiative, apparently, has some 7.2m Euros of budget of which €1.2m will be allocated to “citizen-driven experiments based on the Organicity platform in 2016 and 2017.”

Some 15 organisations are involved in the initiative with three cities acting as the key collaboration agents: London, Santander and Aarhus.

Organicity’s partners (that include Future Cities Catapult in the UK) will make available a series of tools that commercial and public sector bodies can use to build “experiments” using urban data and the internet of things.

A recent open call for experiment proposals was made in London in January and bidders can access up to €60,000 of funding. The call is open to experimenters from anywhere who are willing to use the OrganiCity platform.

Further information about Organicity is available here.

By Jeffrey Peel

Editor, Citizen20Series and MD, Quadriga Consulting.I am responsible for all site content and have overall responsibility for site editorial, as well as site membership.

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