FinEst Centre for Smart Cities is currently running its third Smart City Challenge during which we collected modern problems from cities what need smart solutions. By the end of November, all researchers and developers had the opportunity to propose solutions to these challenges.
We received 30 solution ideas, of which 17 were submitted by TalTech researchers. To proceed with the remaining solution ideas, researchers from other universities or the companies that submitted the ideas need to add TalTech researchers to their teams.
Explore the ideas, and if you find one that interests you, contact the author of the idea!
All researchers and developers are welcome to a workshop on December 13th, where you can listen to all the presented ideas and find potential partners for piloting the solutions.
The aim of this workshop is to introduce the initial proposed ideas to the submitted city challenges and engage in discussions to start forming the initial piloting teams.
We are expecting cities and municipalities that have presented their challenges. Also, researchers and developers who wish to participate in the development of novel practical smart city solutions, either with their own proposed solution or by joining a team to contribute to solution development.
In addition, we are delighted to have inspirational speakers D.Sc. Aija Staffans and Dr Pilvi Nummi – researchers from Aalto University and FinEst Centre for Smart Cities, who will speak about engaging citizens in solving urban problems.
It is recommended to participate in the workshop in person, but virtual attendance is also possible. Virtual participants will receive a link a few days before the event.
AS A RESULT OF THE 2023/2024 ROUND, FINEST CENTRE FOR SMART CITIES WOULD LIKE TO IMPLEMENT:
- 2 large pilot projects with a duration of 36 months and a budget of around 1.25M euros.
- 2 mid-sized pilot projects with a duration of 24 months and a budget of around 822K euros.
Why participate in the Smart City Challenge?
- Pilot development and piloting costs covered 100%
- Test your research results in real cities
- Develop an innovative solution with international market potential
- Win from synergies from working in an interdisciplinary team
- Get data for your long term research needs
You can familiarize yourself with previously created smart city solutions HERE.