LEVERAGING HPC AND CLOUD FOR BETTTER DECISIONS
ALL ABOUT US
From Smart Cities to Responsive Cities
Welcome to DUET, a brand new innovation initiative which leverages the advanced capabilities of cloud and high-performance computing (HPC), in the form of Digital Twins, to help public sector decision-making become more democratic and effective. By creating digital replica's of a city, people, no matter their background, can use the Digital Twins 3D and 2D interfaces for easy policy impact exploration and experimentation across entire cities and regions.
DUET's use of Digital Twins truly changes the policy game, disrupting the field of Smart Cities and transitioning to a new age of Responsive Cities. With Responsive Cities, solutions are not designed around citizens, they are designed with the citizen placed firmly at the center of the action. Where Smart Cities are technology driven and produce large amounts of data from fixed or centrally controlled sensors, Responsive Cities recognise that citizens are also a major player in data generation which helps to shape real-time city decisions.
As a cooperative endeavour, involving 15 different partners from across Europe, we are always on the look out for new collaboration opportunities. If you are interested in Digital Twins, have an initiative to share, or want to connect for any reason at all just drop us a line using the contact form below.
THREE CITY TEST BEDS
The three DUET city test beds cover a range of scales for testing different scenarios related to the field of mobility, health and environment. These policy domains were chosen for testing purposes due to immediate policy needs in all areas and the fact that these issues often intersect and impact each other, providing a perfect opportunity for robustly testing the Digital Twins with multidisciplinary input and multi-sectoral output.
Starting from a similar data cloud concept, three city test beds - each committed to digital transformation - have been chosen to cover different geographical scopes, spatial challenges, and policy needs and will be rolled out in a cascading order to (a) have more efficient use of resources (b) demonstrate transferability towards other cities and regions, (c) ensure lessons learned are captured and used during the project. The piloting will end with the cities using each others data/models/APIs to demonstrate interoperability and potential for Policy Ready Data-as-a-Service.
The Flanders DUET Digital Twin will concentrate on the design of new measures, implementation of actions and evaluation of the success of actions as foreseen in for example Flanders Regional Mobility Plan, and the Flanders Environment Plan20 which aims both for smoother mobility through actions that are kinder to the environment and reduces the impact on human health.
CITY OF ATHENS
Athens sees data informed decision making as a key pillar for city and business transformation. In an era of exponential and constant change, Athens wishes to embrace Digital Twin use to understand city relationships and overcome engagement barriers with stakeholders, co-create new innovative digital services and deliver new business value.
CITY OF PILSEN
The Pilsen Digital Twin will focus on the interrelation between transport and noise pollution in a 3D environment. Noise pollution in the city environment is influenced by many factors. One of the factors is the local road transport - especially the traffic volumes that pass by the built-up environment, types of vehicles and traffic conditions such as speed limits.