25 Pilots Running in Seven European Cities!

By: SPI Porto
PORTO, Portugal - Jan. 10, 2024 - PRLog -- The CommuniCity Project awarded 18 teams after the closing of its second Open Call on the 31st of October 2023. These teams are currently implementing  up to 25 pilots in the partnering cities of Amsterdam, Helsinki, and Porto, as well as in the replicator cities of Aarhus, Breda, Prague and Tallinn. The pilots are expected to be concluded by May 2024.

CommuniCity is a three-year project funded by the European Commission's Horizon Europe Framework Programme launching three rounds of Open Calls for Applications during the years 2023–2025. The main goal is to empower marginalised communities in European cities with innovative, digitally inclusive, and sustainable Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Extended Reality (XR) solutions.

During this second round of the CommuniCity Open Calls, all 48 submitted applications were carefully assessed by expert jury members selected by the partnering cities and replicator cities. The winning teams were granted 12,500 Euros each. Cross-border piloting teams could apply for additional funding of 5,000 or 10,000 Euros.

Throughout the Open Call process, all seven cities have identified several social challenges that will be analysed and hopefully solved by the technological solutions developed by the winning teams. These pilots will take advantage of the lessons learnt during the first round of CommuniCity Open Calls run in Amsterdam, Helsinki and Porto. In this first round, 13 pilots were conducted from May 2023 until January 2024.

The winning pilot teams of the second CommuniCity Open Calls represent a robust collaboration with city officials and residents. The core principle of CommuniCity revolves around co-creation - engaging citizens who belong to the targeted groups, alongside piloting teams, will certainly help to find the most suitable solutions to meet their needs.

The third and final CommuniCity Open Call will kick off in September 2024. Cities from all over Europe will be invited to join the project. Over 50 tech pilots are expected to be run in several European cities during the first half of 2025.

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Ricardo Oliveira (SPI)
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