ClouT stakeholder meeting with Grenoble City representatives
The main goal has been to start collaboration between ClouT project members and the Grenoble City representatives in order to have a better understanding of their current smart city needs and ongoing smart city projects towards the current results achieved by the ClouT project for further re-use and replication.
- Grenoble innovation ecosystem & Grenoble smart cities projects – Kate Margetts (Greater Grenoble City Area / Economy and Innovation division)
- Grenoble international cooperation including twin partnership with Tsukuba city – Eric Recoura (Grenoble municipality / International affairs division)
- Grenoble citizens engagement in smart city services co-creation – Sylvain Bouchard (La Coop Infolab, local co-operative)
- ClouT project final results and trials – Levent Gürgen (CEA-Léti / ClouT project coordinator)
The participants included Grenoble City representatives and both ClouT European and Japanese project members. About 20 people, among which one representative for each of the 4 pilots cities where ClouT platform and applications have been successfully deployed during the last 3 years.
Representatives from Grenoble City :
- Eric Recoura, Director, International affairs division, Grenoble Municipality,
- Kate Margetts, Innovation project manager, Economy and Innovation division, Greater Grenoble City Area (the Metro).
- Regis Largillier, Smart city/Smart energy project manager, Tenerrdis cluster (national hub based in Grenoble and dedicated on new energy technologies technologies industry).
Representatives from ClouT pilot cities:
- Santander : Sonia Sotero Muniz , Santander Innovation & EU Project division,
- Genova: Roberto Contri, Genoa IT division,
- Fujisawa: Tatsuo Fukuda, smart city division,
- Mitaka city was represented by PortHöfner Inc.: Keiko Doguchi, PortHöfner Inc. is an sme dedicated in project management and system maintenance for governments and city services in Japan and also involved in ClouT project.
The Greater Grenoble City Area (the Metro) is based at a European crossroads, at the foot of the Alps, the gateway to Italy, Germany and Switzerland. The Greater City Area groups together 49 different municipalities with the objective of joining forces in key areas in order to improve the quality of life for the more than half a million people living on the territory.
Smart city initiatives have been started in the recent years and new coming projects are keys to contribute to the Metro’s Smart City strategy.
Therefore, ClouT final results including mature smart city open platform and demonstrated applications are of primary interest for the Grenoble City and its greater area representatives.
2. Grenoble innovation ecosystem & Grenoble smart cities projects – Kate Margetts (Greater Grenoble City Area / Economy and Innovation division)
The Greater Grenoble City Area is recognised at an international level for its cutting-edge innovation (5th most inventive city in the world, Forbes Magazine, 2013; 2nd most innovative city in Europe, EC, 2014). The local authorities are proud to encourage and to foster close links between research, university and industry, which naturally contribute to the economic development of the area and to creating a dynamic place to live and to visit.
2 main EU-funded smart cities projects are currently ongoing:
- City Zen (2014-2019 – €43M – FP7-SMARTCITIES): http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/: This project aims to develop and demonstrate Zero Energy Cities with a central role for citizens. 23 partners are working together to achieve a future-proof grid, innovative heat and cold solutions and energy efficient buildings.
- ZEN N (2013-2017 – €16.5M – FP7-ENERGY: nearly Zero energy Neighborhoods): http://zenn-fp7.eu/ : Renovation of the Arlequin district of Grenoble to create a “Nearly Zero Energy Neighbourhood”.
PDF presentation: 160224_Grenoble_Innovation_Ecosystem_Smart_Cities_KM.pdf
3. Grenoble international cooperation including twin partnership with Tsukuba city – Eric Recoura (Grenoble municipality / International affairs division)
Grenoble municipality is currently leading partnerships with 19 countries, which are not only built on scientific and research background but also regarding cultural and artistic exchanges. Ongoing cooperation between Tsukuba and Grenoble smart cities are related in particular on renewable energies and smart grids.
PDF presentation: 160224_Grenoble-Tsukuba_International_Cooperation_ERM.pdf
More details: http://www.grenoble.fr/96-jumelages-et-cooperations.htm
4. Grenoble citizens engagement in smart city services co-creation – Sylvain Bouchard (La Coop Infolab, local co-operative)
InfoLab co-operative supports open data, crowdsourcing, and any data-driven approach of economic and civic project within Grenoble citizens through regular workshops. In particular, Infolab is fostering energy transition through the understanding and future use of citizens’ self-consumption energy data.
PDF presentation: 160224_la Coop Infolab_SB
More details: http://www.la-coop.net
5. ClouT project final results and trials – Levent Gürgen (CEA-Léti / ClouT project coordinator)
After 3 fruitful years, ClouT project entered its last validation phase for its own Cloud + IoT based open platform for building smart city applications. At least 2 applications (8 in total) have been fully deployed during the field trials held in each of the 4 committed pilot cities, with encouraging results and very positive evaluation surveys from citizens. The last running application “ClouT Collaboration and Competition dashboard” until the end of March 2016 being an intercontinental one, which means that the same platform is used for supporting the application used either by a European citizen in Genova and Santander cities, or a Japanese citizen in Fujisawa and Mitaka cities. It enables to make both in Europe and in Japan a friendly competition between the 4 cities.
Fujisawa and Grenoble representatives presenting together nice gift brought from Fujisawa city
City managing authority in Europe or in Japan, or sme working for smart cities, please contact ClouT project for further information and availability of the ClouT smart city open platform !