Smart cities & smart energy: Ruggedised (EU Horizon 2020)

Smart cities & smart energy: Ruggedised (EU Horizon 2020)

RUGGEDISED is a smart city project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. It brings together three lighthouse cities: Rotterdam, Glasgow and Umeå and three follower cities: Brno, Gdansk and Parma to test, implement and accelerate the smart city model across Europe. Working in partnership with businesses and research centres these six cities will demonstrate how to combine ICT, e-mobility and energy solutions to design smart, resilient cities for all.

Research of ECDA involves:

  1. Analysis of network of electric buses in Rotterdam, simulating the transformation to electric buses and exploring the impact of electric buses and smart charging on service levels, costs and CO2 footprint (one full time Phd Position)
  2. Optimization charging of buses, linking demand for electricity of electric buses to supply of renewable energy
  3. Governance and design of urban data platforms and the role of municipalities
  4. New business models for companies engaging with urban data platforms

More information: https://ruggedised.eu/home/