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URBANAGE Awarded Support from EC Results Booster Programme

Updated: Feb 14, 2022

URBANAGE starts 2022 in partnership with other data-driven H2020 projects as part of the European Commissions Horizon Results Booster.

The Horizon Results Booster is a service from the European Commission which is free of charge and available to all, ongoing or closed, European, National, Regional funded Research & Innovation (R&I) projects (H2020, FP7 or other). The booster encourages projects to come together to identify a common portfolio of results and shows them how best to disseminate to end-users, with an eye on exploitation opportunities.

URBANAGE formed a cluster with three other projects who provide complementary experience and expertise and submitted a successful application for dissemination support. The cluster was matched with Italian communication consultants Icons and via a series of meetings provided the Icons team with each projects aims, expected outputs and target audiences. This information enabled Icons to build a unique and tailored cluster brand around the grouping's expertise in data supported decision making for the public sector.

The participating projects are:

  • POLIVISU focuses on policy visualisations to support discussions and debates around urban services. It helps cities get started on their data-driven decision making journey with access to tools, case studies and training.

  • DUET was born from PoliVisu outcomes and brings together urban data in the form of Local Digital Twins for policy modelling and prediction. The 2D and 3D twins allow policy makers, their staff and stakeholders to explore potential policy aspects on a deep, multi-disciplinary level.

  • ETAPAS explores the ethical, social and legal impact of the use of Artificial Intelligence, Robotics or Big data in the Public Sector, and how to deal with it? They help government correctly evaluate and govern the ethical implications of digital technologies.

The Cluster, tentatively entitled 'UnLock' will be launched in the coming months. First the projects will be undertaking capacity building training in dissemination. For news on future joint knowledge sharing events please subscribe to URBANAGE newsletters in the footer below.

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