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2017 Brussels Smart City for Culture: art and culture in the digital era, on 13 June 2017
Fiber to the School: half of Brussels schools connected to very high-speed Internet (April 2017)
Creation of Digital.Brussels, a new unified digital strategy for the Brussels Region
Brussels Smart City for Education, on 8 March 2017
2016 Launch of opendatastore.brussels portal
Smart City Public Event on 3 May 2016
Participation in Publica Public Policymakers Fair - FixMyStreet presented with the silver Publica Award and the people’s choice award.
Urbizone becomes wifi.brussels (September 2016)
Reorganisation of the BRIC
The Smartcity.brussels portal celebrates its first anniversary - 20 regular contributors
Further development of the video protection platform: the STIB (Brussels public transport, Brussels-Mobility and half of the police zones take part).
2015 Holding of the Brussels Smart City Summit
Deployment of Urbizone in public places
www.smartcity.brussels
The Region adopts the extension .brussels for emails
Start-up of video surveillance project
Recruitment and appointment of a smart city manager for the Brussels-Capital Region
First series of Smart City Breakfasts
2014 Fiber to the school
The BRIC White Paper introduces the Smart City concept in the Brussels-Capital Region
The 19 Brussels communes join Nova
The Brussels-Capital Region adopts the extension .brussels for websites
2013 The BRIC and Bruxelles Mobilité develop a shared Open Data licence for the provision of their data, strengthening the free and accessible nature of UrbIS.
Start of a dialogue at Region level on the operating uses of CCTV and its harmonious integration in the urban environment.
Launch of the Fix My Street application.
Participation in the Libre Software Meeting 2013 in Brussels.
2012 The BRIC becomes a founder member of IRISnet scrl.
The BRIC's Twitter account goes live.
The official Brussels-Capital Region portal receives the Anysurfer mark.
2011 The new official Brussels-Capital Region portal goes live.
The BRIC website receives the Anysurfer mark favouring accessibility for people with a functional disability.
2010 Collaboration with Bruxelles Environnement for the integration of ecological and ethical criteria at the BRIC.
Start of a dialogue at the BRIC on a Regional Data Centre.
2009 Enlarged availability of Brussels UrbIS products with free UrbIS user licence.
2008 Distribution of more than 50,000 eID card readers to the communal administrations to promote the eID card.
2007 Deployment of the Balanced Scorecard, a strategic management tool used by the BRIC.
2006 Under the Multimedia Plan, provision to the Region's special needs educational institutions of equipment specially adapted to the needs of people with a visual or auditory impairment.
2006-2012 Establishment of IRISteam asbl, an IT skills hub for the BRIC.
Approval of BRIC's mission statement by the Brussels Government.
Customer service strategy (citizens, business, civil servants): deployment of the free Urbizone wireless network and Digital Public Spaces (EPN); creation of the E-catalogue; development of new regional portals (mobility, public spaces and Brussels social sector, urban development); creation of the BOS and BOS online xchange platforms.
2005 The BRIC's IRISline helpdesk opens.
2004 Three years before Google Maps, Geoloc, a cartographic tool preceding geolocation on the territory of the Brussels-Capital Region, goes live.
New version of the official portal of the Brussels-Capital Region.
2002-2006 Establishment of a platform strategy, including NOVA to manage planning permits, SInCrHo to manage hospital debts and the IRISbox one-stop shop.
2000 The IRISnet network goes live.
1999 Extension of the BRIC's competence to encompass telecommunications.
1998 Placement of interactive IRISnet terminals in the Brussels metro, a European first.
Start of the Multimedia Plan to computerise Brussels schools.
1997 The BRIC website goes live.
The official website of the Brussels-Capital Region, designed and administered by the BRIC, goes live.
The Brussels Government gives the BRIC responsibility for designing, producing and managing Brussels UrbIS, the Region's computerised cartographic database.
1995 First White Paper "to raise awareness among bodies of the Brussels-Capital Region of the importance of the ongoing revolution" (1995 Annual Report).
1989-1994 Computerisation of the local authorities.
1989 Creation of the Brussels-Capital Region.
The BRIC begins operations and has its powers extended to include regional authorities and administrations.
1987 Bill creating the BRIC passed into law (amended by the order of 20 May 1999).