Testing AI
in Smart Cities and
Communities
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AI has already proven its potential to enhance the overall performance of entire industries. But the growing demand for AI-powered solutions is also adding pressure on a global energy system that is already struggling to cope with alternative sources of demand. Can AI also be its own saviour? This is what a Danish company will test as part of their collaboration with CitCom.ai.
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One of the first to test and develop their AI-powered technology at CitCom.ai’s facilities is a Belgian company with a history that pre-dates both the personal computer and the television. Celebrating its 100th anniversary, Macq has plenty of experience in adopting new technologies and is now investing in AI across its product range, hoping CitCom.ai can offer proof of a new concept for safer roads.

Events

03. June – 04. June, 2024
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Meet CitCom.ai at the OASC Summit 2024 in Rotterdam, Netherlands: Connecting local digital ecosystems through interoperability
05. June – 07. June, 2024
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Meet CitCom.ai at Open & Agile Smart Cities' Urban Future in Rotterdam, Netherlands.
18. September – 19. September, 2024
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Mark your calendars and meet CitCom.ai at the 10th Anniversary FIWARE Global Summit in Naples, Italy, on September 18-19, 2024!

Services

Services at Citcom.ai testing and experimentation facilities are organized into 7 distinct categories.

Service Categories
Physical Facility Services
Selected TEF nodes offer physical services, enabling AI innovators to test solutions in city zones, reducing deployment time. Citizen engagement and regulatory sandbox preparation enhance legal compliance and scenario creation.
Virtual Facility Services
Services providing easy and remote access to computing resources. As well as large datasets allowing real-time analysis and historical data exploration, enhancing decision-making.
Algorithm Creation & Validation
Services involving data collection, preprocessing, machine learning frameworks, model training, evaluation, hyperparameter tuning, deployment, scalability, and continuous improvement.
Compliance & ethics assistance
Services ensuring compliance with laws, regulations, and ethical standards. Compliance assistance includes audits, program development, and training to mitigate risks, while ethics assistance promotes integrity. Security measures prioritize data protection.
Impact assessment
These services assess the desirability and viability of AI innovations, examining their impact on the environment, stakeholders, and end-users.
Opportunity Assessment & Scoping
Services that help identify opportunities, define innovation scope, and align stakeholders, while also mitigating risks by evaluating financial viability, technical feasibility, and cities’ needs.
Ecosystem Engagement
Services focusing on bringing together stakeholders around AI innovation to exchange knowledge, collaborate on research & development projects & develop a vibrant R&D community.

Supernodes

North

The Nordic Supernode is focused on the theme “POWER”. The 9 Nodes are based in Finland, Sweden, and Denmark and work in areas that support smart cities and communities and focus on energy, environmental solutions, cyber security, ethics and edge learning.

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  • We Build Denmark/DOLL, City of Albertslund; Teddy Axelsen & Clara Røder      
  • GovTech Midtjylland/ Aarhus City Lab; Signe Marie Skovby Ahm
  • Technical University of Denmark; Rasmus Sune Reeh  
  • Danish Technological Institute; Frederik Poulsen
  • Center Denmark; Thomas Thue Sørensen
  • Gate21; Morten Koed Rasmussen
  • Business Tampere; Markku Niemi      
  • RISE, Kista, Stockholm, Borås; Alex Jonsson

Central

The Central Supernode revolves around the “Move” theme. The node focuses more specifically on challenges related to mobility and logistics in cities and communities in Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg and France.

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  • imec, City of Mechelen; Thomas Kusmirczak & Julie Grauls      
  • Brussels; Karl-Filip Coenegrachts
  • Eindhoven; Niels Wiersma
    LNE (SYSX, UGE, UTAC); Rémi REGNIER
  • Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST); German Castignani

South

The Southern Supernode revolves around the CONNECT theme. The supernode focuses more specifically on the need to connect citizens, infrastructures, AI and robotics services securely in cities and communities. This theme and super node will focus on innovations that provide intelligence to local infrastructures and cross sectoral services in cities. The South Supernote counts partners from Italy, Spain, Poland and Germany.

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  • Politecnico di Milano (POLIMI); Luca Mottola
  • Municipality of Valencia (VAL); Ernesto Faubel
  • Warsaw University of Technology; Agnieszka Wendland