El Centro Demostrador TIC de Extremadura organiza un webinario sobre Pueblos y Territorios Inteligentes

El mundo digital se halla siempre en constante cambio y evolución. Cada día se implementan nuevas técnicas y estándares y aparecen nuevas soluciones y nuevos campos de aplicación. Este ritmo de innovación puede dejar atrás a ciertos sectores, sobre todo en aquellos en los que la digitalización ha tenido hasta ahora un menor grado de implantación. De ahí la importancia de proyectos de difusión como el Centro Demostrador TIC de Extremadura, que organiza eventos y jornadas de formación como su webinario de la semana que viene, “Pueblos y territorios inteligentes: digitalización e innovación para el desarrollo del mundo rural”.

Territorios inteligentes

El Centro Demostrador TIC de Extremadura (CDTIC) es una iniciativa de la Junta de Extremadura que busca ser el nexo tecnológico a través del cuál las empresas de la región puedan acceder a las TIC más punteras. Gestionado por la Dirección General de Agenda Digital de la Junta, el CDTIC provee al ecosistema empresarial de la región con equipamiento y servicios necesarios para asegurar la transferencia del conocimiento que forma la base de cualquier proceso de digitalización.

Esta clase de centros son de particular importancia para una región como Extremadura, cuya extensión y descentralización agravan la brecha digital ya existente. Además, el potencial de las tecnologías digitales como herramientas para enfrentarse a la despoblación y garantizar la calidad de vida en el mundo rural no hacen sino aumentar la importancia de este tipo de iniciativas de desarrollo. Tan solo mediante una inversión eficaz y dirigida podremos aprovechar la oportunidad que la digitalización brinda a nuestra región.

Este es, precisamente, el tema del webinario que el CDTIC ha organizado para el próximo miércoles 29, al que podéis apuntaros pinchando aquí . En esta sesión, se usará un enfoque fundamentalmente práctico para mostrar el valor que los distintos servicios y recursos digitales pueden aportar al mundo rural: un mundo que supone la realidad cotidiana de cerca del 60% de la población extremeña.

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FIWARE SPACE

 

FIWARE Space is the innovation center of the Provincial Council of Badajoz to bring the new technologies of IoT and Big Data to citizens, SMEs and start-ups. It is constituted as an official Digital Innovation Hub (DIH) in Badajoz province to promote the digitization and transformation of companies through technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data and artificial intelligence with FIWARE as data connector from different sources.

This center is part of a global project called “Badajoz Es Más“, which aims to develop municipalities with a better quality of life through sustainable development. The objective is clear: to turn the province of Badajoz into an Intelligent Territory or a “Smart Province”. In order to achieve this goal, it is a must to involve the local companies, the public administration and the citizens.

FIWARE Space coordinates the activity related to the knowledge, use and possibilities offered by the Provincial Platform for Smart Management of Public Services, which allows the integration of information from different smart services in one place, to facilitate the analysis and management of services that are the responsibility of the Provincial Council of Badajoz. This platform uses the latest technologies promoted by the European Commission about how to integrate near real-time data and how to manage context information.

FIWARE Space is a non-profit innovation center that aims to make the technological knowledge and tools of the “Badajoz Es Más” project available to different entities, among which are:

 

– Public administrations
– Municipalities
– Small and medium enterprises
– The teaching and research staff of the university and other educational institutions
– The entrepreneurs
– The citizens

One of the main goals of this center is to support our small and medium enterprises through the digital transformation of the province. For this, the center offers to these entities de following services.

 

SERVICES

– A 2-month mentoring program to go deeper in the technology knowledge and the opportunities that are behind the intelligent province development, to know first-hand the technological work that is being carried out and how to take advantages of this digital transformation. In these 2 months, the company will adapt its solution or service to a FIWARE smart solution, thus being compatible with the platform used by the Badajoz Provincial council that connects all the data sources of the province, and with any other smart city platform that uses this technology.

– Specialized consulting and technical support for the integration of solutions in FIWARE. We help the creation and adaptation of data models, architecture knowledge and the possibilities of integrating into this European standard.

– Certification of solutions in the FIWARE Marketplace website of the FIWARE Foundation. We advise on how to apply with the solution developed to obtain the different certifications.

– Advice on acceleration programs. After the completion of the mentoring program, we try to find a suitable European acceleration program to take the project to the next level.

– Physical location for the development of integration in FIWARE. We have a physical space in which you can work to integrate the solution into FIWARE, with the tools and support of the technical office.

– Theoretical and practical training workshops. Every Friday of the year we conduct workshops to learn more about how a smart city works and what’s the technology behind.

– Visits to the innovation center. Interested people or entities can visit the center once a week to see first hand the digital transformation that is taking place in the province and meet the real solutions that are being installed.

 

SPECIAL ACTIVITIES FOR PYMES

 

FIWARE Space also carries out some unique activities throughout the year:

– Hackathons. Workday in which, by teams, a real technological problem is solved by multidisciplinary teams.

– IoT challenge. Companies are presented to solve a real problem of the province through technology. Once the applications have been submitted, an evaluating court chooses the winner, who will receive an economic endowment to carry out his idea and put it into operation in the province.

– Design Thinking Workshop. Workshop that aims to foster creativity through innovative new methodologies that will allow us to go deep in a specific challenge.

 

EVENTS

In addition to all this, FIWARE Space, in the hands of the Badajoz Provincial Council, participates in different local, national and international events in which it provides visibility to the local companies with the aim to contribute to the expansion of this companies in other regions.

Finally, it should be noted that FIWARE Space is considered as a 2-star FIWARE iHub, catalogued by the FIWARE Foundation, thanks to the work and the number of activities carried out to bring new technologies to citizens.