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Sofia Knowledge City - Mickael Pero - 20171028


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COST representative, Mickael Pero Science Officer at COST provided an overview of ongoing knowledge networks working on smart city topics, as well as the current activity of Sofia communities in those knowledge networks. Presentation available here.

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Sofia Knowledge City - Mickael Pero - 20171028

  1. 1. European Cooperation in Science and Technology (COST): An opportunity for cities Cities of knowledge, smart cities – international experience in managing knowledge in cities Mickael Pero – Capital Fort Sofia – 28 September 2017
  2. 2. 2 Science is about people Creating spaces where ideas and people can grow without limits Unlocking the full potential of science Embracing diversity Open Ingenious Human Easy vision Mission Proposition Values
  3. 3. 3 COST Member Countries
  4. 4. 4  Excellence and inclusiveness (widening the European research base)  Strenghtening the excellence through cross-border networking of researchers  Promoting geographical, age and gender balance throughout its activities and operations  Specific objectives  International cooperation (mutual benefit, NNC, …)  Industrial dimension (dedicated dissemination and exploitation activities) Core policy
  5. 5. 7 Create / join a community of practice Access to data and information Provide experience and carrier opportunities Increase visibility of the topic Make an impact on relevant stakeholders Complementary to research projects Open Space where ideas and people can grow
  6. 6. 8 COST Actions Memorandum of Understanding Network 4 years Min 7 countries Research coordination Capacity building€ ~ 500 000 euros over lifetime
  7. 7. 9 Management Committee meeting Working Group meeting Training Schools Conferences Dissemination Scientific missions Networking tools Research coordination Capacity building
  8. 8. COST and intelligent / smart cities Topics covered by COST networks
  9. 9. 11 COST Action Smart City map Mobility and Transport Communication Energy & Environment
  10. 10. 12 COST Action Smart City map Energy Renewables Environment Citizens Simulations Modelling Business models Autonomous vehicles Safety Accessibility Social media 5G HPC Big Data Mobility and Transport Communication Energy & Environment
  11. 11. 13 COST Action Smart City map TU1403 Adaptive Facades Network TU1206 Sub Urban: Ground Beneath our Cities CA16222 Autonomous and Connected Transport Mobility and Transport Communication Energy & Environment
  12. 12. 14 Data use and Sub surface Modelling to address specific city issues Planners, decision makers, private sector involved Decision making tool in Oslo, Odense, Rotterdam, Bucharest etc. Dr. Seumas Campbell - Chair Prof. Georgi Geogiev - Bulgarian Representative A European network to improve understanding and use of the ground beneath our cities Code: TU1206; Status: ended; Coverage: 30 COST countries; Budget: 580 000 €
  13. 13. 15 Address energy efficiency challenges in buildings Database for technologies’ performance Educational pack / collaboration with the industrial partners Dr Andreas Luible - Chair Prof Nina Penkova - Bulgarian Representative Adaptive Facades Network Code: TU1403; Status: running; Coverage: 26 COST countries; Budget: 460 000 €
  14. 14. 16 Autonomous Vehicles: Improve accessibility and road safety Implications for travel behaviour – car sharing, travel time use etc. Coordinate trials between cities / release guideline Dr Nikolas Thomopoulos – Main Proposer Tbd - Bulgarian Representative Wider Impacts and Scenario Evaluation of Autonomous and Connected Transport Code: CA16222; Status: starting; Coverage: 18 COST countries; Budget: tbd
  15. 15. Cities and Smart City networks
  16. 16. 18 COST Smart City map
  17. 17. 19 COST Smart City map
  18. 18. 20 COST Smart City map - Sofia
  19. 19. 21 COST Smart City map - Sofia
  20. 20. 22 How can cities manage (COST) knowledge networks? Support / capitalise existing connections Support leadership Engage in new connections Contact for Bulgaria: COST National Coordinator Ms Zlatina Karova Identify synergies COST Programme Support Science administration
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  22. 22. Sign up for our news: Join our community Thank you Mickael Pero Science Officer @ COST Association @MickaelPero