4th General Assembly of the Replicate Project in Florence


The whole consortium of the REPLICATE Project (39 partners), was from 28th to 31st of October 2019 in Florence to present the results to the European Commission in the Review Meeting and to celebrate the project´s 4th General Assembly.

 

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The Replicate project is a co-financed by the H2020 programme contract number 691735 (SCC1 European Call for Smart Cities and Communities) and coordinated by Fomento San Sebastian.

Before the Review Meeting, the WP Leaders celebrated the Executive Board and prepared the review session. The results of the last 12 months of the project were presented in the Review Meeting, to the Project Officer of the European Commission and the review expert. It was a great chance to introduce all the work done and the approach of future steps. Representatives from the European Commission analysed the project’s stride and verified its positive evolution. The whole consortium showed up in Florence, including representatives from the lighthouse cities (San Sebastian, Florence and Bristol), follower cities (Essen, Lausanne and Nilüfer) and partners. In total, about 60 delegates attended. With most of the actions in energy efficiency, sustainable mobility and ICTs/Infrastructures finished, the implementations are on the monitoring phase.

During the Study visit organized by the City of Florence, partners had the opportunity to see and learn about several implementations in the city. The visitors were transported by e-busses to the destinations.

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Smart Irrigation in Stazione Leopolda, that is part of an IoT sub-system, smart waste system, fast recharge and taxi app and the Smart lighting at the Parco delle Cascine were visited.Pictures_Smart_FlorenceThe visit ended at the Palazzo Vecchio with the visit to the Smart city control room.Control_RoomMarco del Panta, Delegate of the Mayor on European policies, welcomed the delegates on behalf of Florence’s City Council. The General Asmbly was celebrated the last two days and it was focused on the interactions among the work packages and the work to be developed in the next months. So, gathered in groups, several of the partners exchanged experiences and discussed further cooperation. The sessions were focused on funding and business models, scale up in lighthouse cities and replication in follower cities. The ICT platform of each lighthouse city was presented and experiences were shared. The methodology for the platform impacts evaluation was also worked in another session.

Discussion

 

On February 2020, Replicate enters last year of the project focused on monitoring, impact analysis, replication activities and business models validation.