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Home > Press > European-Japanese Collaboration Focusing on ‘Cloud of Things’ To Support Smart Cities: Leti Coordinating Project to Help Cities Combine Benefits of Internet of Things And Cloud Computing to Improve Efficiency, Increase Citizen Involvement

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CEA-Leti today announced that a group of European and Japanese companies, research institutes, universities and cities will work together in the ClouT project to deliver ways for cities to leverage the Internet of Things (IoT) and cloud computing - to become smart cities.

European-Japanese Collaboration Focusing on ‘Cloud of Things’ To Support Smart Cities: Leti Coordinating Project to Help Cities Combine Benefits of Internet of Things And Cloud Computing to Improve Efficiency, Increase Citizen Involvement

Grenoble, France | Posted on July 25th, 2013

ClouT, which stands for "cloud of things", will develop infrastructure, services, tools and applications for municipalities and their various stakeholders - including citizens, service developers and application integrators - to create, deploy and manage user-centric applications that capitalize on the latest advances in IoT and cloud computing.

The IoT allows users to connect "everything" (sensors, objects, actuators, mobile phones, servers, etc.) and gather and share information in real-time from the physical environment. Cloud computing lets users process, store and access information with virtually unlimited processing and storage capacity. ClouT will integrate the latest advances in these domains and, with its user-centric approach, allow end users in cities to create their own cloud services and share them with other citizens.

Target applications include enhanced public transportation, increased citizen participation through the use of mobile devices to photograph and record situations of interest to city administrators, safety management, city-event monitoring and emergency management. The project, which is coordinated in Europe by Leti, includes nine industrial and research partners and four cities: Santander, Spain; Genoa, Italy; Fujisawa, Japan and Mitaka, Japan. The applications will be validated in those cities via field trials with citizens.

By combining EU and Japanese resources, the three-year, nearly 4 million-euro project is designed to create an on-going synergy for smart-city initiatives between Europe and Japan.

In addition to Leti and the four cities, ClouT participants include:

- Europe: University of Cantabria in Spain, Engineering (Italy) and ST Microelectronics

- Japan: NTT East (coordinator), NTT R&D, Keio University, Panasonic and the National Institute of Informatics

ClouT is jointly funded by the 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission and by the National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT) of Japan.

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About CEA-Leti
Leti is an institute of CEA, a French research-and-technology organization with activities in energy, IT, healthcare, defence and security. Leti is focused on creating value and innovation through technology transfer to its industrial partners. It specializes in nanotechnologies and their applications, from wireless devices and systems, to biology, healthcare and photonics. NEMS and MEMS are at the core of its activities. An anchor of the MINATEC campus, CEA-Leti operates 8,000-m² of state-of-the-art clean room space on 200mm and 300mm wafer platforms. It employs 1,700 scientists and engineers including 320 Ph.D. students and 200 assignees from partner companies. CEA-Leti owns more than 2,200 patent families.

About Engineering

Engineering is the major Italian Information Technology Group and a leading IT multinational in Italy, Europe and Latin America. In 2012, revenues reached € 770 million, of which near 12% came from the international market, and EBITDA € 96.1 million. The company now employs more than 7,000 professionals and boasts a customer portfolio of over 1,700 firms, with operations in 34 sites in Italy and 6 abroad. System Integrator, Solution and Outsourcing provider, Engineering has gained comprehensive insight into each business and crafted solid relationships with customers. This knowledge, coupled with latest-generation technology, allows the Company to provide its clients with an offer that is both complete and of value.

About ST Microelectronics

ST is a global leader in the semiconductor market serving customers across the spectrum of sense and power and automotive products and embedded processing solutions. From energy management and savings to trust and data security, from healthcare and wellness to smart consumer devices, in the home, car and office, at work and at play, ST is found everywhere microelectronics make a positive and innovative contribution to people's life. By getting more from technology to get more from life, ST stands for life.augmented.

In 2012, the Company’s net revenues were $8.49 billion. Further information on ST can be found at www.st.com

About University of Cantabria

University of Cantabria is a public university located in Santander and Torrelavega in Cantabria, Spain. It was founded in 1972 and is organized in 12 schools and colleges. Its Network Planning and Mobile Communications Laboratory carries out research activities on i) Protocols and architecture design and implementation for mobile communication networks, ii) context management and context-aware solutions from network to application level, iii) middleware platforms for sensor networks and other mobile technologies and iv) Internet of Things for service provision and experimentation. The Group has an intense and successful participation in different research programmes, both with national (CENIT, INNPACTO, PSE) and international public scope (FP5, FP6, FP7), as well as private funding. The Group is very active in participation in different publications, as well as part of Technical Programme Committees, for both conferences and magazines.

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