London

London roads scene

London's Experiments:

  • Team: Colour-in City – Experiment Name: Co-creating New Ways to Gather and Utilise Subjective Wellbeing Data
  • Team: MobiliCity – Experiment Name: Real-time Analysis of London Transport Network Usage by Mobility-Impaired Stakeholders
  • Team: AirPublic – Experiment Name: AirPublic Sensor Network: Data Validation Pilot
  • Team: Spend Network – Experiment Name: Public Spend Made Transparent
  • Team: Tranquil City – Experiment Name: An Investigation into the Positive Impacts of Tranquil Spaces on Health and Mobility in London
  • Team: Magenta Srl – Experiment Name: Participatory Traffic Monitoring with IoT Sensors
  • Team: Helen Steer – Experiment Name: Reducing River Pollution with Technology, Education and Community
  • Team: IF – Experiment Name: Measuring Air Quality Inside London's Buildings
  • Team: Leapcraft         Experiment Title: Breathable Cities (this experiment will be running in Santander, London and Aarhus)
  • Team: Research[x] Design         Experiment Title: Public Like Displays (this experiment will be running in Santander, London and Aarhus)

Learn more about each experiment on our blog and follow our Twitter and Facebook accounts to keep up to date with their progress.


London, UK

Future Cities Catapult, Intel Corporation and Imperial College London together bring OrganiCity to London.

These organisations have already deployed a living lab of environmental sensors at Hyde Park, Enfield, Tower Bridge, Brixton and Elephant & Castle.

The extensive citizen engagement, the technology platform and the community research of this living lab together place London at the cutting edge of smarter platforms for European Future Cities.

OrganiCity offers Londoners the opportunity to participate in the design and development of a more robust and interoperable smart platform, to participate in open calls, and to execute experiments in the city.

Are you interested in participating or contributing to the OrganiCity community in London? We would be delighted to hear from you.

London Events

Past events

03.04.2017

Mapping the Experimentation Ecosystem

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde St, Clerkenwell, London EC1R 0BE

This workshop will gather experimenters, communities and authorities to map the current ecosystem of digital experimentation in London. We will explore our experiences with innovation, make connections and start to create bridges.

The event will build on the journeys that attendees have experienced whilst innovating in the digital space (experimenting, proving a concept, etc) and incorporate the experience of experimentation with urban data and IoT in the framework of OrganiCity. We want to include different voices in the event to create an inclusive service that facilitates experimentation.

Click here to register for this event

Who is hosting this event and why?

OrganiCity is testing how the cities of the future can enable experimentation with urban data as a service for citizens and communities. Last year, OrganiCity funded 25 experiments with urban data in London, Aarhus and Santander. As we prepare to launch our next open call in Summer 2017, we are trying to understand how this service might become more sustainable. This workshop will help us improve the process to facilitate experimentation in our complex ecosystem.

The project is not-for-profit and funded by the European Commission. Future Cities Catapult and Intel ICRI Labs are some of the partners developing OrganiCity and will be the hosts of this event.

Agenda
5:30 – 6:00 pm. Arrivals and drinks
6:00 – 7:45 pm. Workshop / Discussion
7:45 – 8:15 pm. Drinks and networking

08.12.2016

Co-Creating Cities of the Future: OrganiCity Experiments Launch

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

Join us on Thursday December 8th, from 6:30-8:00pm, to celebrate the first round of experiments with urban data in London, Aarhus and Santander. Meet the citizens, initiatives and companies experimenting in London and testing how our future cities could offer Experimentation as a Service for citizens and communities.

OrganiCity evolves technologies and services that keep citizens at the core of the city’s growth. We believe smart cities must develop around the needs of citizens and enable citizen action. On December 8th, we are bringing together the winners of OrganiCity’s first open call for experiments in London to talk about the tools and methods they are using to co-create smart city solutions in their local communities.

Our experimenters in London are working on a variety of urban challenges: wellbeing in overcrowded housing; the accessibility of our transport network; mobile pollution sensing in our streets and buildings; mobility for the visually impaired; live traffic conditions; procurement efficiency; the quality of water in our rivers, and the effect of tranquility in the city.

This launch event is a great opportunity to learn more about OrganiCity, meet the experiment teams in London, and find out how you can get involved in their experiments or create your own in our future open calls.

This event is free and open to the public.

14.06.2016

OrganiCity Open Call London Clinic (June)

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

The OrganiCity open call for experiments is well underway. With the first deadline less than two months away, we are delighted to offer face-to-face assistance in London as part of the application process.

Join the OrganiCity partners at London’s Urban Innovation Centre on Tuesday 24th May or Tuesday 14th June to learn more about the OrganiCity platform, the open call application process and anything else relating to the OrganiCity project.

In addition to handling your enquiries, we’ll host some networking and collaboration activities. If you’re looking for collaborators, this is the place to do it!

Register for Tuesday, 14th June, 17:00 – 20:00

Don’t forget – use the OrganiCity London Facebook page to connect with potential collaborators – and if you need inspiration, OrganiCity Scenarios is now online with lots of great ideas.

24.05.2016

OrganiCity Open Call London Clinic (May)

Urban Innovation Centre, 1 Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE

The OrganiCity open call for experiments is well underway. With the first deadline less than two months away, we are delighted to offer face-to-face assistance in London as part of the application process.

Join the OrganiCity partners at London’s Urban Innovation Centre on Tuesday 24th May or Tuesday 14th June to learn more about the OrganiCity platform, the open call application process and anything else relating to the OrganiCity project.

In addition to handling your enquiries, we’ll host some networking and collaboration activities. If you’re looking for collaborators, this is the place to do it!

Register here for Tuesday, 24th May, 17:00 – 20:00

Don’t forget – use the OrganiCity London Facebook page to connect with potential collaborators – and if you need inspiration, OrganiCity Scenarios is now online with lots of great ideas.

20.04.2016

NET FUTURES 2016

The Egg, Barastraat 175 Rue Bara, Brussels

The Net Futures 2016 will take place on 20 and 21 April 2016 in Brussels and gather over 1.000 attendees.

With the aim of maximizing the competitiveness of the European technology industry the Net Futures conference forms an interconnected community involving companies, organizations and people in

  • Research & Innovation
  • Market Validation & Living Lab Research
  • Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy
  • Policy Making

Net Futures is an attempt to bridge the gaps between these communities in order to help innovations find their way to the market more easily and effectively.

OrganiCity will be there at the “Open & Agile Smart Cities” stand along with Select4Cities. All of these initiatives are working together to create a digital single market for innovative smart urban solutions. Stop by to learn more about how we’re working across Europe, or to get more details on the OrganiCity open call.

18.03.2016

OrganiCity at Citizen Focus Webinar: “Inclusive Smart Cities”

Webinar

OrganiCity will be presented by John Lynch of Future Cities Catapult with aparticular focus on our principles for engagement in co-creation of smarter cities. This short presentation will be useful for cities who wish to adopt some of the OrganiCity strategy and understand the considerations involved in engaging and sustaining a community of experimenters in the urban context.

14.01.2016

ORGANICITY OPEN CALL LONDON ANNOUNCEMENT

Urban Innovation Centre, One Sekforde Street, EC1R 0BE, London, UK

The OrganiCity Open Call is almost upon us. For the first time, a smart city platform designed with citizens and for citizens will open to communities for experimental projects across three cities.

From early 2016 researchers, businesses, citizens and more are invited to propose experiments for London using urban data and the internet of things. Experiment proposals can access up to 60,000€ of funding, and the call is open to experimenters from anywhere who are willing to use the OrganiCity platform.

On 14 January 2016, your London OrganiCity partners will introduce the suite of tools that will be available, including urban data sets from across London (UK), Aarhus (Denmark) and Santander (Spain). In addition, we will take you through the application process for the open call.

Finally, we’ll celebrate a years worth of co-creation with a rapid ideas exchange and collaborator networking.

Sign up here.

03.10.2015

Urban Design Hackathon by Intelligent Community Challenge

Ravensbourne, Greenwich Peninsula

The #UrbanDesignHackathon will bring together participating councils, universities, students, community groups, Intelligent Community Challenge Partners & Sponsors around the theme of Urban Innovation.

During the day you can see the best of Urban Design and Innovation and the role of intelligent LED-lighting in building intelligent future cities, through live demos of cutting edge technologies and design tools, live design jams, demonstrations of leading UK intelligent cities, design talent ‘speed dating’, exhibitions, urban data labs, ‘Dragons Den’ type pitching of urban design proposals and more.

John Lynch from Future Cities Catapult will introduce OrganiCity as part of the Flash talks on future cites

If you would like to attend: register here.

21.09.2015

OrganiCity conversation: Let’s talk experimentation

Urban Innovation Centre, London

Would you like to build an experimental solution using urban data and the Internet of Things? OrganiCity will soon be opening up a platform to help, and we would like to hear your thoughts on what’s needed to get London prototyping.

Your ideas and opinions will help us design the first OrganiCity open call, happening in January 2016, which will offer funding and support to citizens who wish to build experiments using urban data in London and beyond. We’re giving away free tickets to the Design Museum to say thankyou for taking part.

We have two sessions organised. You can register here:
Monday 21st September 5:00 – 7:00pm
Monday 28th September 5:00 – 7:00pm 

It will be a casual discussion group at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell and we’ll provide some snacks and refreshments.

Your input could play a part in shaping how the city develops in the future so don’t miss the opportunity to build a better London.

16.09.2015

OrganiCity Conversation: Let’s talk London

Urban Innovation Centre, London

We have organised some informal sessions to talk about what makes London great and how we could make it better. It’s your city, you are the experts.

We have two sessions organised. You can register here:
Wednesday 16th September 5:00 – 7:00pm
Friday 18th September 10:00 – 12:00am

It will be a casual discussion group at the Urban Innovation Centre in Clerkenwell and we’ll provide some refreshments. We’re giving away free tickets to the Design Museum to say thank you for taking part.

We’ll take your ideas and opinions and use them to shape the first OrganiCity ‘open call’ for experiments, happening in January 2016. The experiments will be working on problems that you, as citizens, want to address.

 

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