Paris, October 14th 2015 – Such is the complexity of cities that they rely on a wide variety of actors, both in their design and management, and continue to do so often without a great deal of optimal bigger-picture thinking. New methods, gaining increased user involvement and backed up by data science, can provide new solutions.
A group of partners: made up of the City of Paris, Vinci ENERGIES, Setec, SUEZ Consulting, Nexity and Cisco, with the support of the Directorate-Gene- ral for Enterprises from the Ministry for Economy and Finance, and co-ordinated by NUMA, is putting together an ambitious new open innovation program.
We all share the conviction that the future of cities will be built using an ap- proach that is both inclusive and experimental.
What is our ambition? To contribute to the blueprint of cities that answer to the new ways their inhabitants are finding to use them.
This program is to launch publicly on the 24th of November, 2015, at NUMA. Throughout the month of January 2016, we’ll be inviting startups, SMEs, non- profit organizations and students to pitch their projects, eventually hand-pi- cking 5 of these ideas to be brought to fruition in the first half of 2016.
To keep up to date with all the latest developments on this project, check out the project’s website before the end of November for the launch event and the first meet-up sessions. We’ll also be making regular announcements via various publications.
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