Winners of the Smart City project call 2023

Winners of the Smart City project call 2023

Through the sixth edition of its “Smart City” call for projects, with the theme of IoT & Smart Data, the City of Brussels aimed to support particularly innovative initiatives on its territory. In addition to financial support of €80,000 in total, the winners also benefit from communication support offered by the City of Brussels.

The jury selected 4 varied winning projects that provide a response to the City's technological, resilience and sustainability challenges:


Sentigrate - bAIcycle City: BAIcycle City allows citizens to participate in the generation and labeling of the necessary and secure data to train an intelligent algorithm for 'AI (detection and classification) to automatically map the condition of the City's bike paths. And this, on the basis of an algorithm that citizens can use on their smartphone.


NTT - Brussels - LoraCity: The objective of this project is threefold: 1) Develop a Lora network for the City and place various sensors connected to this network for educational purposes to explain 8 IoT use cases most often necessary for cities. 2) Training of a hundred people to these use cases. 3) Hackathon: kits are distributed in several schools to teach IoT to students. 

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De Brouckere

Flow Analytics - Analysis of the multimodal flow of Place De Brouckère with the aim of improving the accessibility and attractiveness of the pedestrian center: The objective of this project is to offer a set of tangible data allowing cities to guarantee an optimal flow of people in complete safety. 2 LiDAR (Light Detection And Ranging) sensors are available with a dashboard for analysis. The LiDAR is a measuring instrument that creates a 3D area of the surrounding environment and which, unlike cameras, does not record any biometric information about people. The challenges of the project are numerous: improving the flow of people on a daily basis or during one-off and/or recurring events, understanding the flow sufficiently to redirect it and serving as a precise basis for any new urban planning.


Ferme du Parc Maximilien - Maxi Step - On the way to the Brussels Smart Farm 2: The objective of this project is twofold. 1) Equip the Farm with a visitor counting camera in order to obtain smart data that can be used directly to analyze farm attendance, plan overall capacity with regard to animal welfare, etc. 2) Improve the visitors’ journey to the farm by making it interactive and smart using QR codes (IoT) allowing access to an audio guide and additional information on their signage. A tablet will be made available for people who do not have a smartphone.


Pictures: © Eric Danhier & from Maixemt Viau, Jorge Ramirez, Wim Torbeyns, Markus Winkler via Unsplash.

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Discover the other projects

  • BRUCE (BRUssels embraCEs you!) is an integrated city platform with the aim of offering and managing products and services to all Brussels residents (residents, companies, visitors and commuters) in a privacy-compliant manner, that helps to interact with the citizens through an 'omnichannel' approach.
  • The City of Brussels wants to provide decommissioned and refurbished IT equipment to the non-profit organisations that fight against digital divide.
  • Get Wasted connects food producers such as farmers and wholesalers to social organisations such as schools and care homes, as well as to restaurants and caterers.
  • The City of Brussels wishes to become a “10-minute city”, where all basic amenities are located within a maximum of 10 minutes on foot or by bicycle for the city’s inhabitants and users.
  • The digital rights charter of the City of Brussels aims to protect and promote human rights in the digital sphere while reducing the digital divide.
  • Discover the activities that will take place on the territory of the City of Brussels from 09 to 20 October 2023 as part of the digital week as well as the digital hotlines taking place throughout the year through the full program.