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BigClouT project kick-off, Tokyo (19-21 July)

ClouT project results will be leveraged in a new funded EU-Japan project BigClouT

Following validation of its innovative smart city platform and tools that combine Internet of Things and cloud computing technologies, the EU-Japan ClouT consortium will expand its goals and add cities and partners in the new EU-Japan funded BigClouT project.

The core of the ClouT consortium prepared during the final project year a new project proposal in response of the call H2020 EUJ-02-2016: “IoT/Cloud/Big Data platforms in social application contexts”. BigClouT proposal has been selected among the 13 proposal received for this EU-Japan call. The BigClouT project  started officially on 1st July 2016, the kick-off meeting will take place on July 19th in Tokyo (Tsukuba University Tokyo Campus).

The overall concept of the BigClouT project is to give an analytics capability to the city by leveraging IoT, cloud and big data technologies creating a distributed intelligence that can be implanted in the whole city network. The following figure illustrates the additional components (shown in color) of BigClouT to the ClouT architecture.


The core of the consortium remaining the same (CEA, Engineering, NTT East, Keio University, NII, NTT R&D) new partners, in particular from the big data domain, have joined (Lancaster University, National Technical University of Athens, Tsukuba University and YRP-IoT). In addition, the project has welcomed 3 new cities Grenoble and Tsukuba (which are twin cities), as well as the Bristol city via its joint venture with the Bristol University, Bristol is Open Ltd. Fujisawa will also remain as a pilot city. Absiskey Collaborative Projects consultancy firm will support project innovation management and communications activities.


The BigClouT project is jointly funded by the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme and by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology of Japan.


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