AI4Cities selects suppliers to continue to Phase 1 of its Pre-Commercial Procurement

In Phase 1 the selected companies will develop their AI-based solutions further and work on a full plan for the development of a prototype

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Using AI to analyse travel patterns to devise more efficient routes and timetables, contributing to a much lower environmental footprint. Optimising the use of electric vehicle charging locations by giving AI based recommendations. An AI tool to dramatically reduce the time to assess, plan and promote investments for energy flexibility and efficiency in buildings. Maximising the local renewable electricity utilization through demand side management, using buildings as distributed thermal energy storage. These are just four of the 41 proposed solutions that AI4Cities Buyers Group has selected to continue to the Solution Design Phase of the PCP project. In this phase of the project, the 41 selected suppliers will receive funding – each contractor will receive a maximum of 40,000 euros - to further develop their AI-based solutions, in accordance with the input provided by The Buyers Group. They have three months to do so, following which the Buyers Group will evaluate which of these suppliers will continue to Phase 2, the prototyping phase of the PCP.

AI4Cities launched its Request for Tenders in December, inviting tenderers to submit innovative AI solutions in the fields of energy and mobility. On the 28.02.2021 deadline a total of 98 applications were submitted, 54 in the Mobility Lot and 44 in the Energy Lot. Following a thorough evaluation by the AI4Cities Buyers Group, 21 suppliers focusing on mobility and 20 focusing on energy were selected to participate in the Solution Design Phase. In the next three months they will work on a full plan for the development of a prototype.

In the Mobility Lot the solutions vary from an optimization tool to address eco-efficient last mile delivery, to real-time air quality measurements, and a cycling management tool to make cycling safer and more attractive. In the Energy Lot, the Buyers Group has selected solutions varying from an AI collaboration platform empowering the construction industry to remove barriers for circular activities, to a smart battery system designed for residential, public and commercial buildings to store electricity using upcycled electric batteries, and a smart demand forecasting tool for electricity utilities/aggregators.

AI4Cities believes there is a global need for such effective solutions that can drive the transition towards carbon neutrality. That is also visible in the geographic spread of the selected suppliers. They do not just come from the nations represented by the project cities, but also from Belgium, Croatia, Italy, Germany, Luxembourg, Portugal, Spain, Sweden and Switzerland. Please find below a full list of the companies selected in both lots.

Mobility:

  • Urban Radar SAS (France)
  • AVENUE (Spain)
  • Kradient Intelligence Oy (MarshallAI) / Ix3 (Finland)
  • CARTO (Spain)
  • fronyx GmbH (Germany)
  • Mobility Policy AutoTune (Vianova-Rebel) (France)
  • Consortium - Hop Ubiquitous S.L. (HOPU) and Engineering Ingegneria Informatica S.p.A (Spain)
  • Insight Signals (France)
  • Graphmasters SA - ITK Engineering GmbH (Germany)
  • Inovaworks & Consortium: CIDM - Eco Delivery (Portugal)
  • Ubiwhere / FranchetAI (Portugal)
  • Rebel Ports & Logistics BE BV (Belgium)
  • Starlab Barcelona SL (Spain)
  • Simtelligence (Netherlands)
  • FourC/NTNU – OPTIBILITY (Norway)
  • Kentyou (France)
  • C02TRAFFICAI (Switzerland)
  • Zenika (France)
  • [AI]Roads Consortium (France)
  • INSTANT System / AI4Intermod (France)
  • Super-xD-Twin / SuperGraph (Netherlands)

Energy:

  • IBM Danmark ApS (Denmark)
  • AMPER S&C IoT S.L. (Spain)
  • Heroes B.V. (Netherlands)
  • ATOS IT SOLUTIONS AND SERVICES IBERIA SL/AI4GreenBuildings (Spain)
  • ENERBRAIN SRL (Italy)
  • C.in-City (France)
  • Rebase Energy / LEM4Cities (Sweden)
  • VITO (Belgium)
  • Fusebox (Estonia)
  • Building Energy Efficiency, BEE (Finland)
  • The Predictive Company (Spain)
  • HOLONI (Norway)
  • Loopfront (Norway)
  • Symvio S.a.r.l (Luxembourg)
  • RHEA System S.p.A. (Italy)
  • Arcventure (Finland)
  • Syntio/Polevoy consortium (Croatia)
  • INETUM (France)
  • AlphaZetta and RINO (Denmark)
  • Sympower B.V.(Netherlands)

More information about these suppliers and their solutions will be published soon on the AI4Cities website. For any questions, please email info@ai4cities.eu