Barcelona pioneers next-generation open platform for smart city services.

The city of Barcelona reinforces its position as a worldwide reference in smart cities innovation through the development and testing of the first open, flexible, scalable and secure technology platform designed to consolidate and manage all infrastructure, data and services of a smart city from the network edge to the cloud.

 

i2CAT has been involved in this project coordinating the development of the technological platform of the Fog Computing technology.

 


Fog computing is a new technology paradigm that allows building sustainable smart connected communities, and therefore enhancing citizen quality of life. It addresses silo challenges by deploying a fabric of nodes at the network edge providing data processing, analysis, and security close to the connected sensors and objects in the streets, and intelligently connects them to a backend platform in the Cloud.

 

Open innovation hub. Started in April this year, the proof of concept focused on the development and validation of a multi-vendor software platform. It is the outcome of the co-innovation efforts by the Barcelona City Council, i2CAT, Technical University of Catalonia, Barcelona Supercomputing Center, start-ups (Sensefields, PrismTech and PLAT.ONE), and the technology partner Schneider Electric, and several teams within Cisco led by the Corporate Strategic Innovation Group and Barcelona Innovation Center.

 

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