HES-SO Calls programmes
SmartCity is a call for projects in institutes and universities to stimulate the development of new platforms of knowledge around the topic of “SmartCity”. Five projects were selected and granted a total of 3.6 million francs in funding.
SmartCity is a modern, innovative city that can improve the quality of life of its inhabitants, and that enables its companies to create wealth while adhering to responsible and sustainable development principles. A total of 32 HES-SO faculty members, 50 assistants, 9 universities, and 15 research institutes are involved.
The five projects are:
- Clean City
The development of tools and methods for developers of urban projects
Production of clean energy in an urban setting
- eGov-Suisse - eGovernment Innovation Center
Creation of a centre of excellence and national research in cyber-administration based on the « intelligent city » concept
Workshop for sustainable neighbourhoods: Experimental design and transformation in eco-neighbourhoods fulfilling sustainable development requirements
- Smacc - Smart clean city
Revolutionary urban water and wastewater treatment using bio-coal from green waste
Multi-Organs on a Chip: The next generation of biochips to test new drugs or chemicals
An intelligent platform for electric outlets that communicates with the building's power grid
Sustainable biotechnological production of commodity products
A fast, miniaturized, mainstream, indirect calorimeter, suitable for neonatal use