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Smart city geo-location app secures funding

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Geme.io turns crowdsourced and voluntary data into accessible information

Geme.io turns crowdsourced and voluntary data into accessible information

Adventure of Lifetime OU has announced it has received EU funding to help commercialise and accelerate the development of its smart city app solution.

The Geme.io solution uses geo-location to collect and display open public, crowdsourced and voluntary data that arrives via sensors, wearables, APIs and user-generated information.

Shift to citizen prosumers

According to Adventure of Lifetime OU, the app solution aims to makes cities smarter by turning citizens into “prosumers” rather than passive, consumers of data and information.

The Horizon 2020 SME Instrument (soon to be renamed the EIC Accelerator Pilot) is a publicly funded programme that provides capital and support to small businesses with positive, disruptive potential to grow at a global scale.

The SME Instrument is part of Horizon 2020 – the EU’s €80bn funding programme for research and innovation.

As part of the programme’s goal to radically reduce carbon emissions by the second half of the century, Geme.io has been granted funding in recognition of the benefits the app can leverage by informing citizens surrounding air pollution levels in their own backyards with the objective of reducing traffic congestion and optimising the use of the existing city infrastructure.

Geme.io alerts users to the areas of the city that are currently (in real-time) experiencing higher levels of pollution. App users with wearables can send data to Geme.io which displays it on the virtual map to help other users breathe clean air.

“It is a privilege to be part of the Horizon 2020 project, particularly given the competitiveness of the programme’s funding allocation, where less than five per cent of applications were funded,” said Magdalena Pawlowicz, co-inventor of Geme.io.

Geme.io alerts users to the areas of the city that are currently (in real-time) experiencing higher levels of pollution

“We are grateful for the support to continue developing and showcasing Geme.io and the revolutionary impact it can make city by city around the world.”

Other applications of the solution include reporting on traffic congestion. As Geme.io receives calendar location entry information from the city (and the contracted logistics companies) surrounding their moving loading and unloading plans, people nearby will receive that information allowing them to adjust their routes and habits.

Users can crowdsource their own location markers days before with information such as, “I am moving today and blocking 5th Avenue section 100-140.” This will help cities minimise
traffic congestion.

Aside from the app’s focus on sustainability issues, Geme.io experimenting with citizen/community participation and voice assistance integration to help bridge the digital tech divide for impaired citizen groups as well.

“The coaching and support we will have from the program will be invaluable in bringing our innovation to market,” added Thorvald Aagaard, co-inventor of Geme.io.

“We will be seeking advice on commercialisation and business development to maximise our performance and further expand our current network with cities, universities and businesses.”

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