montpelier Smart city: 10 new apps that will make your life easier (2/2)

Nice start-up has designed a digital and connected electrical panel that is no longer hidden and allows better management of energy consumption.
Nice start-up has designed a digital and connected electrical panel that is no longer hidden and allows better management of energy consumption. (©OGHJI)

Great success for the project call initiated by the Metropolitan and Metropolitan Municipality. Montpellier : Jury formed by local authorities selected as part of the creation of the Smart City, 10 new digital solutions offered by start-ups, including four Montpellier companies.

Digital and ecological transition

The criterion protected by Metropolis: the selected projects reconcile the digital and ecological transition. The 10 projects selected by the community and financially supported in their development should lead to applications that make it possible to offer new services or new uses that will make life easier for citizens.

“Smart City should reconcile social, environmental and economic aspects”

metropolis of Montpellier

This is the passion of the Smart City, a concept developed by several cities and pioneered by Montpellier: “The Smart City is part of Metropolis’ digital strategy to reconcile social, environmental and economic aspects”, intermunicipality reminds.

a dozen themes

The 10 selected projects are related to the following themes: mobility, culture, energy, environment, life in the city (mediation and citizen participation, time in the city, etc.), itineraries in the city, digital participation and IoT.

Financial support

Projects will be supported by Métropole during trials and funding (ie a maximum of 50% of the total development cost between 40,000 and 50,000 Euros) under an R&D contract. Applications will be submitted in 2022 or 2023.

We invite you to discover the last 5 digital projects selected by Métropole de Montpellier, 5 applications that you can use in the future…

Champagne start-up Okeenea Tech wants to develop the MyMoveo app to facilitate the movement of visually impaired people
Champagne start-up Okeenea Tech wants to develop the MyMoveo app to facilitate the movement of visually impaired people (©Okeenea Tech)

Energy theme: Project “OGHJI” by OGHJI (Nice).
This start-up from Nice has designed the first digital and connected electrical panel for individuals: stylish and quiet, no longer hidden. “Our aim is to develop a new generation of electrical protection boards that will revolutionize the use of electricity,” explains the start-up, which wants to try a new digital solution for local governments in Montpellier. “This is an important step towards providing electrical protection and energy efficiency for the region (pervasive load shedding and preferred consumption periods),” explains OGHJI.

Mobility Theme: “Open Mobility Dashboards” project by ICIA Technologies and Gisaia (Aix-en-Provence and Blagnac).
These two companies want to develop indicators of pedestrian or bicycle mobility, which are an important tool for public decision-making in the context of travel discussions in active modes and public transport. “By summer 2022, indicators should be produced in the region using two services, web arlas.city and OpenMobilityIndicators,” says Metropolis.

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Theme Culture / Living the city: The ideal movie Feel Map project by Prof / Extra Art SAS (Halle Tropisme, Montpellier).
This production company wants to develop an application to explore the cultural and digital offer of the region in geolocation. This collaborative tool will enable residents to explore all the digital cultural content available around them (podcasts, virtual or augmented reality experiences, screenings, live performance demos, video games, exhibition videos, etc.) through a contributory mapping and interaction modules. Feel Map will enable users to become viewers and creators of culture and cultural actors to present artistic programming online.

IOT/ Energy theme: Compteflux project by NRGYBox (Bordeaux).
The aim of the project is to develop algorithms for estimating population flows controlling public lighting by enhancing on-site recorded data using connected traffic meters.

Digital Inclusion/Mobility theme: MyMoveo project by Okeenea Tech (Champagne).
Okeenea Tech designs solutions that will open the city to as many people as possible so that everyone, especially the disabled, can regain their autonomy. MyMoveo is a free smartphone application that allows blind and visually impaired people to select and activate their audio device (lights, flashlights). Thanks to this application, people will be able to orientate themselves in a city that will be less stressful and less anonymous for them.

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