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European consortium bIoTope

On 20 and 21 March this year, the Brussels-Capital Region welcomed the members of the European consortium bIoTope
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On 20 and 21 March this year, the Brussels-Capital Region welcomed the members of the European consortium bIoTope (building an Internet of Things Open innovation ecosystem for connected smart objects) to the BRIC offices for a General Meeting and working meetings.

Over 30 partners involved in the bIoTope project are working to interconnect smart object platforms in order to provide new ‘smart’ services for the general public.

The Brussels Region (represented by Brussels Mobility, IrisNet and the BRIC), the city of Helsinki and Grand Lyon are the three pilot cities for this project. This partnership is part of the Smart City strategy being implemented by the BRIC for the Brussels Region.

The various technical meetings organised in Brussels at the end of March aimed to ensure the smooth running of the various pilot projects being supported by technical partners or cities and to enhance the participation of the various technical partners in these pilot projects.

The pilot project put forward for the Brussels Region focuses on the safety of children as they travel between home and school. This pilot project combines ICT and road safety. The Secretary of State is delighted, as these are two areas which are particularly dear to her.

In this pilot project, we analyse the risks related to child safety by combining information from various operators such as Orange, Waze, Here and others. We then endeavour to reduce this risk either by increasing awareness of safety and green mobility among children or by attempting to influence the behaviour of drivers by providing better information about the areas around schools or by taking direct action as regards certain road infrastructure elements (dynamic panels, lighting, etc.).