The objective of the project is the realization of an experimental infrastructure with which new technologies will be developed for widespread connectivity on a metropolitan scale, functional to the development of mathematical models aimed at solving problems related to smart cities, the experimentation of widespread sensors for the acquisition of large amounts of data that will be managed through the development of architectures for OpenData and Bigdata, the testing of systems for city safety (safe city) and the study of new generation e-LTE systems.
Today, 50% of the world's population lives in the city and the number will grow to 70% by 2050. Cities are among the major places of economic and cultural activity of the 21st century. The increasing urbanization and aggregation of metropolitan communities on a metropolitan scale, sustainable development, citizen involvement, economic and cultural attractiveness and governance are among the most significant difficulties that modern cities face.
The increase in complexity of these problems and technological development are leading to the urgent need and / or opportunity to radically rethink the construction and management of our cities.
With the realization of the project will be studied and defined methods and technologies to offer new intelligent solutions to these problems, through the close combination between the implementation and experimentation on an urban scale of advanced infrastructures for communication and diffuse sensors, which will allow the study and development of innovative vertical solutions to increase the attractiveness of the city, the management of resources and the safety and quality of life of citizens.
This research, development and innovation project is part of a broader context that aims to make Sardinia one of the most prominent regions in the development and application of innovative technologies for smart cities.
With this in mind, the Autonomous Region of Sardinia, CRS4 and Huawei have signed an agreement for the development of research projects in the Smart & Safe City area to be implemented in Sardinia. As part of this agreement, Huawei and CRS4 present the joint innovation project in Pula, called the Joint Innovation Center (JIC) at the headquarters of the CRS4. The development of the project, if the desired objectives have been achieved, will allow to carry out Smart & Safe City research projects which, once adopted, will favor the improvement of citizens' quality of life and, in the meantime, will allow companies to improve their know-how -how and their competitiveness in the market.