The SCIP project seeks solutions to the urban digital revolution by bringing together different actors (R&D and educational organizations and collaborating Universities and DIHs, ICT and technology companies, city and urban administrative and business actors) to form a Smart City Innovation Hub and developing a new and open smart city innovation platform that enables the development and piloting of a variety of data-driven technologies, concepts and products suitable for smart cities. The innovation hub and platform will enable new types of co-development and knowledge utilization for companies, city representatives, researchers, students and residents in the city. The implementation of the platform will consider previous results in cities piloting similar concepts. The project also aims to make the IoT networks in the region the most comprehensive (LoRAWAN, 5G technologies) and to increase the skills of the actors and the target group in relation to these. Utilizing the platform and infrastructure, the goal is to build smart city applications that use data collected from the city's and companies' environments and further processed into value data, which are related to solving new types of needs that interest the city, citizens, and urban businesses. The aim of the project is to find solutions that can be productized and commercialized through the implementation of pilots and to search for further development paths for the most promising pilots and to link to various Smart City networks.
The main sponsor of the project is the Central Ostrobothnia Association. The city of Kokkola and companies in the Central Ostrobothnia region are participating in the project. The project has started in the autumn of 2021 and will last until the summer of 2023.
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