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Public spatial planning projects in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Public spatial planning projects in Augmented and Virtual Reality

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Nature and Forestry (ANB) and Department for Mobility and Public Works (MOW)

With the latest techniques from Augmented and Virtual Reality (AR and VR) the citizen can see, hear and experience the project in a virtual way. In addition, by tracking citizen’s reactions and movement during these experiences, intuitive feedback from the public can be collected and lead to useful input and timely adjustments.
Quickscan Organisations

Quickscan Organisations

Initiator(s): 

Department of Culture, Youth and Media (CJM)

The proposal concerns the development of a digital tool 'Quickscan Organisations' and the underlying algorithm. The development of this tool will make it possible to automate the business maturity assessment and decision on eligibility, and reduce the time investment for the applicant and evaluators.
Reducing nightnoise by means of technology and nudging

Reducing nightnoise by means of technology and nudging

Initiator(s): 

City of Leuven

The Naamsestraat will act as a form of living lab to test different nudging techniques that are directed by real time data captation.
Registration system for travelling mobile home dwellers

Registration system for travelling mobile home dwellers

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Domestic Governance, Section ‘Equal Opportunities, Integration and Citizenship'

Travelling mobile home dwellers are a vulnerable social group and require a proactive and outreaching approach from social services and other public organisations. Coordinated cooperation is needed between provincial and local authorities, local and regional care and welfare services, schools and educational partners, etc. Concerted action between the various administrations involved presupposes shared information.
Remote interpreting services

Remote interpreting services

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Agency for Persons with Disabilities

The aim is that deaf people can reach everyone by telephone (e.g. emergency services...) and that they can be called by everyone (e.g. colleagues, doctor...) in their preferred language and communication mode and with protection of their privacy.
Removal of dumped war ammunition in the North Sea

Removal of dumped war ammunition in the North Sea

Initiator(s): 

Department of Mobility and Public Works (MOW) - Maritime access

The sandbank 'De Paardenmarkt', located in the North Sea at about 1.5 kilometres from the coast of Knokke, contains dumped ammunition (mainly) from WWI. The Maritime Access division of the Department of Mobility and Public Works wants to test innovative methods for the save disposal of this ammunition dump site.
Right teacher in the right place through Intelligent Assisted Planning

Right teacher in the right place through Intelligent Assisted Planning

Initiator(s): 

Stedelijk Onderwijs Antwerpen en Digipolis

Every year, each school is puzzling to schedule the right teachers with the right talents in the right place in the organization. This is a complex and time-consuming exercise. That is why we want to develop a planning platform that enables each school director to professionalise and optimise the work distribution, taking into account the profiles, talents and wishes of the teachers on the one hand and the needs of the organisations on the other hand.
Roadside grass as a raw material for paper production

Roadside grass as a raw material for paper production

Initiator(s): 

The Flemish Waterway Ltd

The project responds to the (rather unexpected) increasing demand for paper on the one hand and the need of governments and nature conservation organisations to find useful applications for roadside grass, thereby reducing the costs related to this grass or even allowing to generate income from it.
Scaling up of circular demountable building systems via temporary (re)use in empty buildings

Scaling up of circular demountable building systems via temporary (re)use in empty buildings

Initiator(s): 

OVAM

The ambition is to demonstrate that a circular approach to the temporary organisation of buildings by means of modular building systems offers ecological, economic/financial and social added value.
Semantics@YourFingertips

Semantics@YourFingertips

Initiator(s): 

Internal Affairs Agency

Decisions taken by local authorities contain valuable information that is relevant to everyone in our society. The project wishes to use a state-of-the-art method to ensure that information is immediately reusable and can be integrated into search engines such as Google, platforms such as IBM Watson and digital assistants such as Siri and Cortana.
Smart contracts for education

Smart contracts for education

Initiator(s): 

AGODI

The project aims to use block chain technology to develop an open platform or so-called future-oriented 'electronic personnel record' for smart contracts in education for the 4,000 schools and 180,000 staff covered by AGODI and AHOVOKS.
Smart Fountains

Smart Fountains

Initiator(s): 

City of Antwerp / AG VESPA

Sensors, the use of an online platform, and the accompanying reporting tools enable to collect a huge volume of data that can be used to adjust all parameters individually to create a more cooperating and efficient system covering all 47 fountains.
Smart personalisation of the cultural offer

Smart personalisation of the cultural offer

Initiator(s): 

City of Antwerp and Digipolis

Is it possible to offer the culture lover of Antwerp a tailor-made cultural program and to surprise him with the cultural diversity in Antwerp? The City of Antwerp and Digipolis are taking up the challenge to find the answer.
Smart regulation

Smart regulation

Initiator(s): 

Flanders Information Agency

Regulation is particularly valuable information that is relevant to everyone in our society. However, the multitude of diverse and incoherent regulations leads to information silos. With 'Smart Regulation' we want to offer a better solution, using artificial intelligence and train computers to interpret legislation.
Smart Sporting Cities

Smart Sporting Cities

Initiator(s): 

Sport Flanders and the City of Leuven

With a small-scale pilot project in Leuven, Sport Flanders wants to develop an instrument to map, track, quantify and analyse sport and exercise activity on a local level (neighbourhood) more accurately, better, faster and more efficiently in function of policy measures taken or to be taken.
Social Impact Bond

Social Impact Bond

Initiator(s): 

VDAB

VDAB wants to introduce the mechanism of a Social-Impact-Bond or SIB in Flanders and use it for an employment project stimulating ‘lost youths’ in Antwerp to search for and find a job.
Speech technology: reporting Flemish Parliament

Speech technology: reporting Flemish Parliament

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Parliament

At the moment, written reporting in the Flemish Parliament is a very labour-intensive process. It is often a race against the clock for the two departments that guarantee it. In order to improve the working conditions of both departments and to make their reporting faster, more efficient and more accurate, the Flemish Parliament wants to explore the possibilities of voice technology and automatic transcription (from speech to text
Sustainable Healthy Schools

Sustainable Healthy Schools

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Energy Company

With the project proposal ‘Sustainable Healthy Schools' (DGS), the Flemish Energy Company (VEB) aims to develop and test performance-based contracting of comfort and energy renovations in schools.
Sustainable street lights

Sustainable street lights

Initiator(s): 

City council Halle

The aim of the project is to develop a service contract for the purchase of street lighting according to the principles of the circular economy. The energy used is locally produced and supported and financed through civic participation.
Toolset for exposure citizen to air pollution

Toolset for exposure citizen to air pollution

Initiator(s): 

VMM (Flemish Environment Agency) & Environment Department, Flemish Planning Bureau Department for Surroundings (vpo)

The exposure of the Flemish population is currently estimated on the basis of the home address (static measurement of exposure). In reality, we move around and spend a lot of time at work, in the gym, at school, or in other places. The project aims to develop a toolset for mapping personal exposure to air pollution.

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