The 2nd plenary meeting of the City Catalyst Mobiliser Project was held on 25 February 2021, with the aim of presenting the main work carried out and the results achieved since the beginning of the project. Given the impossibility of holding this meeting in person, the event was held online, through the Microsoft Teams platform.
Throughout the session, business and scientific leaders of each of the 6 PPS presented the developments and results achieved in the first 7 months of the project.
In the scope of PPS 1 – “Sensing, Communication and Computing Infrastructure”, the main developments concern the development of preliminary studies on communication, sensing and computing infrastructures, as well as the definition of technical specifications for the infrastructure support modules.
In the case of PPS 2 – “Security and Privacy”, the main results of preliminary studies on the general definition of system and interface requirements were presented.
Regarding PPS 3 – “Normalized City Analytics”, significant advances were reported on the analysis of standardized information models for city management, definition of the BUS for the Data Lake, analytical platform and analytical services, and start-up of the AutoML as a Service platform.
Under PPS 4 – “Open Innovation and Co-creation in Smart and Sustainable Cities”, the creation of an open innovation management model in urban ecosystems and the identification of urban challenges are highlighted. A preliminary version of the main modules to be introduced in the innovation platform to be developed was also presented.
In PPS 5 – “Services for the sustainability of cities”, the main advances in the creation of a model of open innovation management in urban ecosystems and identification of urban challenges were presented.
Finally, in the scope of PPS 6 – “Project management, dissemination and valorisation of results”, the main developments were identified in the creation of the visual and graphic identity of the project and the establishment of internal procedures for the consortium (communication channels, templates, collaborative area, among others). This meeting was essential for all co-promoters get to know the developments and establish synergies between PPS, something that will be important for the achievement of the project objectives.