The digital ecosystem in the city of Tampere is big. What can you do with the infrastructure data? How can businesses make use of it? That’s what we’re testing in the Yhtä project. Participating companies will get a head start in seeing the potential of digital infrastructure and how to operate in a smart ecosystem.
What do we do in the Yhtä project?
The Yhtä project will create a good and tested practice for implementing an analytics pipeline for the City of Tampere’s data ecosystem in an urban community context. In order for different actors to make better use of the ecosystem data produced by the city, there is a need for sufficiently practical documentation and guidance on how to make ecosystem data available for analysis.
The novelty value of the project is based on the development of community action at the level of everyday life and concrete services in the urban community of Tampere.
In order for the ecosystem data produced by the city to be better utilized by different actors, there should be sufficient practical documentation and instructions on how to use data from the ecosystem for analysis.
The project tests, makes transparent and presents good technical practices of what data management, data processing and artificial intelligence (AI) methods mean from the perspective of an individual city dweller, solution provider and customer/owner.
The result of the project is the Yhtä playbook, which any software developer can use to build their own services that utilize the data produced in the ecosystem of the city of Tampere. The playbook is a practical technical documentation that can be used to start making use of the data in the City of Tampere ecosystem. The playbook also includes practical examples of how the data has been used. As an application area, the examples include data related to the flagship project ”A Safe City for Walkers” and the data analysis of the data.
The playbook will be tested with two ”Safe City for Walkers” scenarios/examples, and the results of the tests will be used to produce a practical version of the playbook. It will map all other interfaces of the Tampere city ecosystem into one practical clear ”map” from which data can be extracted.
The playbook will be published online, so it will be accessible to everyone and anyone can use the guidelines and examples to develop new AI innovations using the data from the Tampere City Ecosystem as a source of data.
The funding is provided by the Council of Tampere Region from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Regional and Structural Policy Programme ”Renewable and Competent Finland 2021-2027”.
The project is led by Tampere University of Applied Sciences. Partners are City of Tampere and participating companies Finnpark Oy, Insta Group Oy, Louhe Oy and Maptionnaire.
There is still room for more companies! Please contact Project Manager Kari Naakka (firstname.lastname@example.org, 040 729 4269) to get more information.
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