Leonard rises to three urban challenges with the DataCity Paris programme!

Leonard has taking part in the fourth edition of DataCity, the programme developed by NUMA in partnership with the City of Paris that brings together local authorities, corporations and start-ups. Using data, they collaborate to improve existing services and develop new ones that better suit the expectations of urban populations.

This year’s 13 programme partners, of which Leonard is one, will select and guide the start-ups that are asked to come up with tangible solutions to meet the 11 challenges relating to the city of tomorrow.

Pierre Delaigue - DataCity

Eleven challenges to improve and invent the city of tomorrow

The 11 challenges identified for this edition were announced on 28 November during the Smart City Forum at the Hotel de Ville in Paris, where the start-ups were invited to present their ideas.

Experts from across the VINCI Group, brought together by Leonard, will provide support in three of the challenges:

  1. Mobility: Green light for environmentally friendly transport! – How to integrate the use of environmentally friendly transport in the city? This challenge seeks to give pedestrians and environmentally friendly means of transport back the space they deserve on the streets of Paris!
    — Pierre Delaigue, Mobility expert at Leonard, is coordinating this challenge, which also involves the Lacroix group, Evesa and the City of Paris.
  2. Energy: Charging professional vehicles: How to make it easier for businesses to move towards using electric vehicles? Stepping up the deployment of charging points for professional electric vehicles is a way to fully engage in the energy transition in Paris!
    — An expert from Omexom, a VINCI Energies brand specialised in high and low voltage infrastructure, joins Total, Enedis, Sopra Steria and the City of Paris to take up this challenge.
  3. Public space: How to reduce the duration of construction and road works in the city? Start-ups will be required to work on sharing site data to coordinate interventions from network operators and limit disruption.
    — An expert from Eurovia, a VINCI subsidiary specialised in transport infrastructure and urban amenities, joins Evesa, Enedis, Sopra Steria and the City of Paris.

Next steps

The call for candidates will be open between 28 November and 19 December 2018.

The names of the chosen start-ups will be announced on 6 February 2019. They will receive €10,000 and four months to put their prototypes to the test in Paris.

In June 2019, they will present their findings at a DemoDay at the Hotel de Ville in Paris.

Details of the challenges and the available resources can be found on the website https://www.datacity-fr.numa.co/.