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cross-media measurement system

Cross-media measurement system

Initiator(s): 

VRT

The ambition of this project is to build an advanced cross-media measurement system that bridges traditional user research and the analytics approach for digital media.
Development of an Optimo garbage truck

Development of an Optimo garbage truck

The simultaneous collection of the various separated waste fractions in one single transport is more sustainable (fewer kilometres) and financially more interesting. But technically there remains a problem: the Optimo garbage trucks can only press limitedly, as the bags should not tear. Research is needed on the design of loading systems (or logistical alternatives).
DigitAALST for Better Living

DigitAALST for Better Living

Initiator(s): 

City of Aalst

From 1 January 2021, the City of Aalst requires landlords of a house or apartment to hold a conformity certificate. In order to reduce the workload required for the inspection of the rental properties and the issuing of the certificates, a thorough digitalisation of the process is required.
Digital Care Platform

Digital Care Platform

The Flemish Agency for Care and Health wants to develop a digital platform that supports interdisciplinary cooperation in healthcare. The platform will make relevant information about the care and assistance provided by a person in need of care available to that person, as well as to his or her voluntary caregivers, if any, and the professional help/care providers involved.
Digital Elevation Models of Coastal Areas (DEMCA)

Digital Elevation Models of Coastal Areas (DEMCA)

Initiator(s): 

Department Mobility and Public Works (MOW) – Maritime Access

With this project the Department of Mobility and Public Works aims to guarantee a more efficient and cost effective service in a sector of importance for Flanders.
Digital Teachers’ card

Digital Teachers’ card

Initiator(s): 

Department of Education and Training - Klasse

Klasse wants to digitalize the Teachers’ Card. This way, teachers can easily identify themselves digitally, online and offline, and get instant access to information about the activities, services and products the Teachers’ Card has on offer. A digital card also sustains a better data stream between Klasse, the Teachers’ Card’s partners and its end-user (the teachers).
Digital Voucher of city of Mechelen

Digital Voucher of city of Mechelen

Initiator(s): 

City of Mechelen

The ‘Mechelenbon’ is a gift voucher. Beneficiaries of the voucher can purchase services and products from the 200 Mechelen traders who are members of the system. With this project, the City of Mechelen wants to achieve a digitization or automation of its Mechelen voucher.
e-infopoint for staff members

e-infopoint for staff members

Initiator(s): 

City of Ghent

E-info employee aims to provide a smart tool for the employee by providing links between various existing applications and data sets.
e-RenoZone: Energetic Renovation without worries

e-RenoZone: Energetic Renovation without worries

Initiator(s): 

IGEMO

The high demand for renovation advice shows that the intention to renovate is high among individual citizens. However, the renovation rate is not increasing in line with these intentions. The step to a contractor still seems too big for the individual citizen. The E-RenoZone wants to bridge this gap and develop a digital platform where supply and demand can easily find each other. A kind of 'booking.com' for the renovation market will be created.
Ecosystem services and environmental impact assessment in spatial development projects

Ecosystem services and environmental impact assessment in spatial development projects

Initiator(s): 

Environment Department

The environmental impact assessment and the ecosystem services approach can interact with each other and make an important contribution to the relevant decision-making processes. The project will enable us to design a methodology and create tools to successfully integrate ecosystem services analyses and environmental impact assessments within the existing policy processes so that decision-making on complex spatial projects becomes more robust in Flanders.
Elsa - AI supported de-icing decisions

Elsa - AI supported de-icing decisions

The Agency for Roads and Traffic (AWV) is responsible for combating slipperiness on Flemish roads under its own management. AWV wants to develop a system that can support the district staff in their decisions and that can lead to a more uniform de-icing policy across the districts. By combining physical rules and machine learning techniques, the system can help to weigh up the options and indicate which type of de-icing method and substance, in which quantity and at which time, is best suited to clear and keep the roads in the district free of ice.
Encouraging re-use of building materials

Encouraging re-use of building materials

Initiator(s): 

The Facility Company

The reuse of building materials is a problem in the context of public procurement. The project wants to achieve realistic ambitions for the reuse of materials in public contracts for works.
Energy Transition in Provincial Recreation Domain of Zilvermeer

Energy Transition in Provincial Recreation Domain of Zilvermeer

Initiator(s): 

Province of Antwerp

The Province of Antwerp aims to heat its own buildings only with green energy and to eliminate all fossil fuels over time. The project will identify opportunities to switch from fossil fuels to fully sustainable energy sources.
Fast Forward

Fast Forward

Initiator(s): 

City of Antwerp

The project wants to facilitate a green wave for fire fighter trucks during critical interventions and to improve the traffic flow of city buses by using continuous realtime communication in priority optimization of traffic light controls.
Fluvius Smart City Hub

Fluvius Smart City Hub

Initiator(s): 

Fluvius System Operator CVBA  

By 2030, Flemish cities and municipalities will have connected LED lighting. With this project, Fluvius wishes to develop a horizontal infrastructure on top of the vertical public lighting infrastructure for Smart Cities applications as well as to develop a management system for the data generated by the various applications.
Government-wide policy information through data virtualization

Government-wide policy information through data virtualization

Initiator(s): 

Information Flanders

What subsidies has sector X received from the Flemish government in the past 3 years within the framework of program Y? How many companies in municipality X are eligible for the SME portfolio? This kind of questions are asked regularly and are difficult to answer. The project wants to examine, within the framework of the new data sharing platform 'Kruispuntbank Vlaanderen', whether the innovative technology 'data virtualisation' can offer the solution for these challenges.
Incontinence care 2.0

Incontinence care 2.0

Initiator(s): 

vzw Zorg-Saam ZKJ 

With this project, the non-profit organisation Zorg-Saam ZKJ wants to develop and test a solution to offer more comfort to residents who suffer from incontinence in residential elderly care. At the same time, such a solution can save an important amount of time for the caregivers.
Innovative cooling clothing for top athletes

Innovative cooling clothing for top athletes

Initiator(s): 

Sport Flanders

In preparing for the Olympic Games in Tokyo in 2020 - which are said to become hot and humid - Sport Flanders would like to develop a better cooling technology to enable Flemish athletes to cool down before, during and after the training or competition.

Innovative functionalities and artificial intelligence for energy saving in the public sector

Initiator(s): 

VEB, HFB en VEA

The initiators want a faster detection of energy saving potential in public buildings thanks to AI applications and smart algorithms.

Innovative organisation of the collection and removal of floating waste in marinas along the coast

Initiator(s): 

Agency for Maritime and Coastal Services (department MOW)

The project wants to encourage enterprises to innovate in the removal of floating and floating debris in coastal marinas. It will be possible for enterprises to apply their innovations in real conditions.

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