Consortium with FourC wins EU Smart City funding with the +CityxChange project proposal
Trondheim/Norway, July 25, 2018 --- The +CityxChange (“positive city exchange”) project proposal won EU’s “Smart Cities and Communities” call as the best proposal in the call, releasing funding from EU through the Horizon 2020 R&D program. The project will establish Trondheim (Norway) and Limerick (Ireland) as new Lighthouse cities with innovative technologies to be demonstrated and implemented for the rest of Europe.
About FourC AS
The start-up FourC AS (www.fourc.eu) is delivering an infrastructure platform for management of distributed systems with focus on the Internet of Things, M2M, transport, healthcare, smart homes and automation. The customised version of this platform built for public transport is named “Cities in Motion Open Service Platform”, on which bus companies, public transport authorities and operators can deploy a broad range of services. FourC has 10 employees with head offices in Trondheim and a branch office in the UK. The company has received support from Norway’s research council for a €4M R&D project in the area of new solutions for public transport in Norway. More information about this project can be found at www.opensp.eu.
In addition to the mentioned Lighthouse cities, also the cities of Alba Iulia (Romania), Pisek (Czech Republic), Võru (Estonia), Smolyan (Bulgaria) and Sestao (Spain) will have the change to implement several of the innovations from the Lighthouse cities to underline their ambition to achieve sustainable urban ecosystems that have zero emissions and support positive energy districts.
FourC’s major roles in the project are two-fold: Part 1 concerns smart solutions for electricity-based mobility-as-a-service (eMaaS), in which FourC will provide a new ICT system for management of MaaS systems in addition to end-user applications that enables mobility based on zero-emission vehicles.
Part 2 opens a new vertical for FourC - smart energy solutions - for which FourC will demonstrate a new and revolutionary innovation that has the potential of saving up to 50% of the heating costs for homes and offices.
The €30 million project will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim Municipality and Limerick City & County Council and boasts an impressive participation of 11 large entreprises, 9 SMEs, 3 not-for-profit organisations and 2 universities.
For more information, please contact:
Tor Rune Skoglund, CEO
+47 72 55 99 00
For more information on +CityxChange, please visit: www.cityxchange.eu
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