DUET Digital Twins provide virtual city replicas which make it easy to understand the complex interrelation between traffic, air quality, noise and other urban factors. Powerful analytics model the expected impacts of potential change to help you make better evidence-based operational decisions and longer term policy choices.
What is a Digital Twin?
A Digital Twin is a new concept consisting of a continuously learning digital copy of real-world assets, systems and processes that can be queried for specific outcomes.
DUETs Digital Twins consume open data and data models from different sources within the city and integrate them with new technology capabilities including High Powered Computing (HPC), Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Advanced Analytics to provide a replica city environment where policy experimentation can safely take place.
By predicting asset behaviour and capacity to deliver on specific outcomes within given parameters and cost constraints, the Digital Twin provides a risk-free experimentation environment to inform policy makers and operations managers what they need to do with the assets in the real-word in order to both achieve the most effective long-term policy outcomes, and short-term operational decisions.
Benefits of a Public Sector Digital Twin
Make service decisions based on a unified view of city processes with real-time information and predictive impact simulations
Increased Value for Money
Experiment with different policy options online, exploring impacts across multiple domains, rather than running multiple costly on-the-ground pilots
Better Citizen Experience
Act quickly and seamlessly on citizen real-time needs and help people understand why certain planning or operational decisions have been made
DUET Digital Twin Maturity Model
Where are you on your Digital Twin journey? What do you need to consider and why? Explore our Digital Twin Maturity Model to find out more...
Local & Urban Digital Twins: DUET Point of View
Inspiration from Digital Flanders policy makers on how a Digital Twin can support local decision making
First shown to 27 EU Ministers with responsibilities for Digital Transformation at UNPAN meeting, Strasbourg 2022
First peak at the Digital Twins of Flanders, Athens and Pilsen and the benefits they provide urban policy makers
Shown at Smart City Expo and World Congress as DUET collected Enabling Technologies Award, Barcelona 2021
Animated introduction to the DUET ambition and expected impact for public sector Digital Twins
Created at the start of the DUET project to clearly share aims and approach for achieving Public Sector Digital Twin outcomes
Cristina Martinez, Deputy Head of Unit, DG Connect
"We are committed to supporting the scaling up of similar solutions (local digital twins) like those developed by DUET to all cities & communities in Europe as they make decision-making processes easier, more inclusive and mindful of the systemic impacts of decisions, especially when they impact social and environmental goals. This is one of the aims of our Smart Cities actions in the DIGITAL EUROPE programme."