Smart urbanism

OrganiCity 2nd Open Call Clinic held in Santander

A motely crew, including potential applicants and successful OrganiCity experimenters, expected what would happen at Santander’s Centro Cívico Numancia on Friday 2nd June, when OrganiCity’s Santander community gathered to celebrate its 1st Clinic focused in the 2nd Open Call. Hosted by Santander City Council and OrganiCity’s partners University of Cantabria and TST, this was an occasion for resolving the doubts of potential participants interested in submitting their proposals to OrganiCity’s 2nd Open Call.

As it was the case during the 1st Open Call, Johnny Choque, from University of Cantabria, introduced the technical aspects, offering a glimpse over OrganiCity architecture and focusing in the suite of tools that experimenters will be able to use for co-creation, data exploration and development purposes to give shape to their experiments.

Just after, Juan Echevarría, from Santander City Council, explained all things related to OrganiCity Open Call, going from the most basic aspects to detailing its characteristics, while also giving hints related to who is cleared to participate, what timeline do applicants need to follow, how to apportion the budget and which are the steps in the evaluation process.

Afterwards, Arturo Medela, from TST, proceeded to give an introduction to the web tool employed to submit applications, using the web tool to creat on the fly an application that could serve as an example in order to grant the proposals will be successful.

Next, the Santander consortium representatives in charge of the presentations, along their colleague Luis Díez from University of Cantabria, answered the questions raised by attendees during a light conversation held while having some coffee and snacks.

As a side note, the different communication channels with OrganiCity Team were introduced, and the next Clinic topics and date hinted. Stay tuned!

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