Successful project end for ECIM, smart mobility platform


ECIM, a CIP innovation project on Smart Mobility, officially ended on 30 June 2016. During the 30 months of the project, IS-practice and 13 other partners from five European countries worked collectively and in cooperation with other actors, such as mobility service providers, public authorities and cities.

On 13 July 2016 ECIM partners gathered in Brussels for the final project review and passed it with flying colours! The project officer and the
reviewers once again noted the excellent quality of the deliverables and great progress in the last period and were very positive in their evaluation of partners’ efforts that made ECIM’s 30-month journey a success.

smartmobility logo_v1.0Towards the end of its lifecycle ECIM resembled a truly multi-modal solution capable of addressing a number of important mobility needs of a contemporary city.

The outcome of this joint effort was the delivery of three main technical outputs: ECIM Marketplace (, ECIM mobility apps ( and ECIM Smart Mobility API specifications (

Several partners expressed strong interest in taking ECIM to the next level which includes but is not limited to the creation of a company focused on smart mobility. IS-practice is now the preparing the commercial launch of the ECIM platform and is talking with different partners to incorporate the ECIM ideas.

A short summary of ECIM project results has been just published

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OTN now offers interesting datasets and services!
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OpenTransporNet geo-data project has now moved to the last 6 months of its duration. The new and improved OTN hub has been released and large amounts of open geo-data are now available on the hub to play around and to be combined in interesting maps.

OpenTransportNet also offers tools for advanced visualisations, such as the heatmap of the UK’s car accidents or traffic volumes in pilot regions.

OTN map tools also attract new cities to become a partner city of OTN. The OTN hub is currently being deployed for Ghent, Belgium and first talks have taken place with Riga, Latvia. OTN traffic engineers now prepare traffic volumes visualisation for Pilsen, Czechia. There will be major road closures in the city in the coming years and the OTN’s traffic visualisation will be used by city administration to communicate the traffic changes to the citizens in an interactive way via OTN.

Visit the OTN hub at

Check the latest OTN news at the project website:


ECODISTR-ICT sustainability strategy


IS-practice supports the ECODISTR-ICT project in defining its sustainability strategy. IS-practice used its expertise to analyse and evaluate the within the project developed  product (Integrated Decision Support System for district renovations, IDSS), to suggest business and pricing models, and to recommend a legal form to further exploit project results with the final goal to commercialise the product.


bIoTope, connecting sensor networks for Smart Cities

biotopeSince early this year, IS-Practice is involved in the bIoTope-project as project manager. It is a very ambitious project pertaining to the domain of IoT (Internet of Things), funded by the call Horizon 2020 for Research & Innovation and liaises with DG CNECT. The project started in January 2016 and has a duration of three years. The project has now been running for six months, with a Consortium consisting of 22 members and a budget of more than 9 million. These first 6 months showed a good cooperation between the partners resulting in some main achievements. One of the key outcomes during this period is the laying down of the main functional specifications for the bIoTope systems-of- systems (SoS) platform and the definition of a standardisation governance strategy.

What is at stake? bIoTope attempts to address the main challenges for any large city – such as efficient waste management, smart mobility, energy efficiency, smart parking guidance, among others – by developing smart city proofs-of-concept (pilots) implemented in four different cities, i.e. Helsinki, Grand Lyon, Brussels region and Saint Petersburg. The goal of the project is to create Systems of Systems (SoS) where information from cross-domain platforms, devices and other information sources can be accessed by using a standardised open APIs that enables horizontal interoperability between vertical “silos”. More information on the bIoTope website: