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Special Event: 3D Data as a Social Incubator – Ruggedised (RET, KPN, TNO, Eneco & Municipality of Rotterdam)

December 13, 2018, 18:30 - 20:00

Rotterdam is developing a Digital Twin of the city, combining all kinds of data to improve the city’s energy and electrical efficiency. But what if we use this smart 3D model as a social incubator? What types of data do we need to make this model socially relevant?

On Zuidplein an experimental Smart City program is working on these answers but we need you to answer them fully. Do you have ideas how to secure safety, lower urban poverty and even improve hospitality or cosiness of an area through data? Partner up and visit our
workshop event on December 13th!

This project is specifically focused on the potential innovations for developing areas.

Zuidplein will be improved on multiple facets, from the implementation of solar panels to the development of a smart thermal grid. But besides caring for electrical charging hubs and smart lightning, the vulnerable households and individuals living in and using the area should also be able to benefit directly from the current investments. RUGGEDISED has the potential to show that smart cities can be more then solar panels and efficient energy use. In and around Zuidplein, innovation should also focus on social developments.

Currently, the Hart van Zuid development is creating different social programmes, for example on real life learning trajectories, local energy coaches, a business club of local entrepreneurs and homework support. These social programmes are completely pulled apart from the smart city developments, while they have the same set of goals: maximise the social effects of the physical upgrade and activate the local innovation ecosystem.

The development of an open data platform with a 3D model of Rotterdam is a beginning to realise this. The 3D model can build a bridge between the different stakeholders in the area (residents, entrepreneurs, developers and municipality). But just a 3D model and the collection of open data is not enough. How can we use this 3D model to activate an innovation ecosystem that has started through social programmes? Which data can we combine and add to the platform to make it socially relevant? How can a 3D model with what kind of data be used as a social incubator? Join and think along!

The digital twin of the city is being developed by the municipality but can only come to full fruition with cooperation off all partners of the city: including you!

Ruggedised is a consortium of multiple partners: RET, KPN, Eneco, TNO and the municipality of Rotterdam.


December 13, 2018
18:30 - 20:00
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