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Wal-e-Cities,
Portofolio of R&D projects

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Wal-e-Cities, Innovative citizen-oriented solutions
Wal-e-Cities aims to build innovative citizen driven IoT solutions in mobility, energy efficiency, governance and well-being. All these developments are based on new wireless communication channels using street furniture and public lighting.
Wal-e-Cities is also market-oriented to facilitate the development of innovative ecosystems driving technological breakthroughs, addressing societal challenge, fostering startups, and giving Walloon companies a competitive advantage.

Digital Wallonia’s strategy is designed to reinforce the overall performance of Wallonia, as well as its sustainability. In practical terms, this goal is pursued via the Smart Région project, essentially based on a new governance model for Smart Cities in Wallonia.

The Smart Region acts as a support framework to boost the coherence, acceleration and visibility of projects implemented by towns and cities.

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Key figures

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RESEARCH TOPICS

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SUPPORTS FROM STARTUPS, SMEs & BIG COMPANIES.


20


BUDGET (M€)

10


PARTNERS (INNOVATION CENTRES, UNIVERSITIES & INSTITUTE)

A "Lean" methodology to develop solutions close to the market and reaching the growing demands of Walloon cities

Icone_Idea
You have an idea ?
Postulate to transform it in a pilot:
  • Scalability & Smart Region orientation
  • Competing solutions and market opportunities
  • Replication in other sectors of activities

Icone_Prototyping
Quick Prototyping
One month to test and validate your idea:
  • First prototype
  • Feasibility check
  • Tests
  • Action plan

Icone_Development
We develop
Up to 8 months to reach your specifications
  • Technological innovation
  • Innovation by use
  • Tests
Icone_MVP
MVP & Optimization
We provide some MVP of the solution to implement it and optimize our developments
  • Advanced prototype
  • Tests, validation and optimization

Icone_Pilot
Pilot
1-year Proof-of-Concept in real condition
  • Pilot carried out in 1 or more cities
  • Prototypes and maintenance free of charge
  • Infrastructure cost not included

Icone_TechTransfer
Technical Transfer
Download all you need or ask us for adapting the solution
  • Open source & open hardware
  • Open Data
  • Additional development & pre-industrial prototype at market price

Partners of the projects

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