Partners

The MUV consortium represents an extraordinary partnership of highly multidisciplinary design, technology, industrial and academics providers: experts in co-creation and co-design processes; software architects and computer scientists; experts on telecommunication and electronics; experts in data science and data visualization; experts in new forms of communication and engagement strategies; experts in business models and business management. MUV project is ambitious and so is the consortium, including 14 organisations from 8 different countries (Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Portugal, Spain) representing a wide taste of Europe in terms of population, culture and economic power.

PUSH

Palermo, Italy

Palermo Urban Solutions Hub is a design lab that helps communities, public bodies and private organizations to innovate and have impact in a sustainable way.Through a multidisciplinary approach, based on service design, the lab conducts action research activities to address and solve complexity with simple ideas, which are able to trigger new urban and social dynamics. Founded in 2013, today PUSH consists of a team of 7 young researchers connected by the passion for technology and urban dynamics.

Website: wepush.org

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella

Torino, Italy

Istituto Superiore Mario Boella (ISMB) is a research & innovation center operating in the Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) domain. Founded in 2000 by Compagnia di San Paolo and Politecnico di Torino, today ISMB relies on the technological and process competences of around 150 researchers working in close cooperation with companies, academia and Public Administration.

Website: ismb.it

BaG! Consulting Ida

Fundão, Portugal

Bag is an innovation-focused company, founded in 2012, involved in the development and implementation of open innovation strategies; designing and managing innovation projects; developing and managing IT projects; defining territorial positioning and branding strategies; creating services, products and defining business models. Bag has a multidisciplinary structure with skills in diverse fields such as Engineering, Urban Planning, Sociology, Design and Laws.

Website: bag.co.pt

LUCA School of Arts

Ghent, Belgium

LUCA School of Arts is dedicated to art and design taught by a team of prominent practicing artists, designers and architects. The art school combines the strengths and expertise of five renowned campuses spread across Brussels, Genk, Ghent and Leuven. LUCA is a member of the KU Leuven Association.

Website: luca-arts.be

Fundacio Privada i2Cat

Barcelona, Spain

i2CAT is a non-profit technology and innovation centre located in Barcelona (Spain) which promotes R+D+i activities in Internet Technologies within the ICT industry. The centre stands up for a new model in a new conception of innovation: the collaboration between companies, public administration, the academic environment and end-users. The vision of i2CAT is to achieve Internet excellence in research and innovation activities applied to the market needs, and become an international strategic partner driving the deployment of the Internet across the economic, industrial and social sectors.

Website: i2cat.net

Forum Virium Helsinki

Helsinki, Finland

Forum Virium Helsinki (FVH) is a public-private innovation collaboration platform in Helsinki. Its legal form is a non-profit enterprise that is fully owned by the City of Helsinki, and formally it is part of City of Helsinki Group. It was established for research and development of digital services utilizing user-driven innovation methods and public/private collaboration. FVH is the city’s designated smart city innovation unit responsible for testing and exploitation of the emerging ICT technologies, namely Internet of Things, Robotics, Big/My/Open Data.

Website: forumvirium.fi

Municipio do Fundão

Fundão, Portugal

The Municipality of Fundão is a public body and the main administrative institution of the Fundão County. The city of Fundão is the capital of the Cova da Beira region, a large area situated in a mountainous region of the central eastern Portugal and composed by multiple landscapes: geographical and historical, human and cultural, natural and architectural, a place of contrasts that translates a physical and spiritual valuable heritage.

Website: cm-fundao.pt

Aalborg Universitet

Aalborg, Denmark

Aalborg University, since 1974, offers education and research within the fields of natural sciences, social sciences, humanities, technical and health sciences. AAU is a dynamic and innovative research and educational institution oriented towards the surrounding world. It is characterized by combining a keen engagement in local, regional, and national issues with an active commitment to international collaboration. With a persistent dedication to the pursuit of excellence, Aalborg University offers supreme educational experiences across a broad spectrum of academic fields.

Website: aau.dk

Comune di Palermo

Palermo, Italy

Palermo, the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily, is a dynamic Southern Italy reality endowed with an extraordinary cultural and architectural heritage. Thanks to its strategic positioning at the center of the Mediterranean basin, the city of Palermo has developed sound international relations with most of the Med EU and not EU countries. The population of Palermo is of around 700.000 people in the central area, while in the urban space is estimated to be 855.000 by Eurostat up to 1.200.000 people residing within the whole metropolitan area. As the administrative capital of Sicily, the city is central to the economy of the island.

Stichting Waag Society

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Founded in 1994, Waag Society is a Dutch institute for Art, Science and Technology. The organization aims to develop creative technology for social innovation. Waag Society has one of the oldest and largest independent Media Labs in Europe and is linked, both local, national and international to a large network of people and organizations in the scientific and artistic community. Waag Society uses the experimental and interdisciplinary method of Creative Research.

Website: waag.org

Institut Municipal d’Informàtica de Barcelona

Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, with more than 1.600.000 inhabitants, is the largest business city on the Mediterranean coast. Barcelona, city of culture, knowledge, creativity, innovation and wellbeing, is a pioneer in the global quest of becoming a Smart city reference. With the aim of improving public services for local citizens while boosting business competitiveness, innovation and job creation, the Barcelona City Council is deploying smart city projects promoting public-private partnerships in fields such as transport, shopping, street lighting and environmental monitoring.

Stadsbestuur van Gent

Ghent, Belgium

Bag is an innovation-focused company, founded in 2012, involved in the development and implementation of open innovation strategies; designing and managing innovation projects; developing and managing IT projects; defining territorial positioning and branding strategies; creating services, products and defining business models. Bag has a multidisciplinary structure with skills in diverse fields such as Engineering, Urban Planning, Sociology, Design and Laws.

Website: stad.gent

Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology

Esch-Sur-Alzette, Luxembourg

The Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is a mission-driven Research and Technology Organisation (RTO) that develops advanced technologies and delivers innovative products and services to industry and society. As a major engine of the diversification and growth of Luxembourg’s economy through innovation, LIST supports the deployment of a number of solutions to a wide range of sectors, including energy, IT, telecommunications, environment, agriculture, and advanced manufacturing at national and European level.

Website: list.lu

City of Amsterdam

Amsterdam, Netherlands

The city of Amsterdam has 750.000 residents from 175 different countries. The Amsterdam Metropolitan Area has 1 million inhabitants. The city is exceptionally well connected, both physically and digitally. Amsterdam’s citizens own over 600.000 bicycles for daily commuting. As part of the City of Amsterdam, the Chief Technology Office with 15-35 employees (EA) focuses on urban innovation working with three pillars: incremental
innovation, programs (ie. mobility and lightning) and future gov.
The City of Amsterdam won the I Capital Award (April 2016) and is currently European capital of innovation.

Website: iamsterdam.com