RADICAL stands for RApid Deployment for Intelligent Cities And Living.
The main purpose of the project was to make it possible for towns and cities and small and medium-sized enterprises to quickly develop, deploy, rework, examine and evaluate different types of sustainable ICT services that reuse established IoT (Internet of Things) and social network infrastructures.
The three-year project ended in February 2016.
Main tracks of the project
RADICAL comprised two main tracks:
- RADICAL platform
- RADICAL services
The purpose of the RADICAL platform was to develop a platform that could be used to develop and deploy services in smart cities, with the possibility of assessing the sustainability and sharing options of these services.
The RADICAL services track involved the development of seven services, which were tested for 18 months in realistic environments in six smart cities and a region.
Aarhus’ contribution to the project
Aarhus developed two services:
- We developed a cycling service that could improve traffic flow for cyclists by sending signals from bicycles fitted with RFID tags to traffic lights, which would then turn green as they approached.
- Data visualisations of waste data in the City of Aarhus.
The project is organised with Smart City cities as well as small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) with less than 50 employees. A large IT company acts as overall project manager.
- Atos (Project manager, Spain)
- CTL Cantabria (Spain)
- DAEM (Greece)
- ELGI SRL (Italy), Genoa (Spain)
- ICCS NTUA (Greece)
- Issy Media (France)
- Niji (France)
- Relational Technology S.A (Greece)
- RFID-Specialisten (Denmark)
- Santander (Spain)
- Tages-AS (Turkey)
- Universitad de Cantabria (Spain)
- City of Aarhus (Denmark)
- Aarhus University (Denmark)
The project received funding from the EU – Competitiveness and Innovation Framework Programme (CIP).
Project manager Louise Overgaard firstname.lastname@example.org