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Agency: European Commission | Branch: H2020 | Program: CSA | Phase: MG-4.4-2016 | Award Amount: 827.50K | Year: 2016

The ever increasing demand for implementation of sustainable and innovative transportation solution in order to reach the cities service goals, dictates the need for more advance methods of procurement to address key parameters such as innovation, scalability, interoperability etc. Therefore, there is a strong need to establish a domain for understanding the public buyers needs and the market perspectives in this matter. SPICE will give an invaluable chance to public authorities to share their experiences of procurement of innovative sustainable transportation solutions and to learn from each other. Over a 24 month timeframe, this project will enable public procurers to form a stakeholder group. This project will gather the best practices in procurement of innovative sustainable transport and mobility solutions in three hierarchical levels; national, regional and city levels by engaging with leading European cities and regions, industry and academic institutions to facilitate sharing of their best practices and demonstration of using public procurements for innovative solutions using various instruments: PCP, public-private-innovation partnerships, market consultation, award criteria, etc. It will carry out in-depth analyses on current practices, to look into various possibilities to enable fast adoption of new technologies,and to define strategies of procurement approaches and award criteria stimulating innovation, thus forming a set of recommendations. This will assist public authorities to use this collection of best practices in a more constructive and simple manner and implement the recommendations through capacity building and knowledge transfer activities. Finally, using the project as platform, SPICE will form a number of buyers groups to work on strategies on how to plan joint, cross-border, procurement actions for their sustainable transportation projects,andif possible to commence planning of such actions during the timeframe of the SPICE project.


Grant
Agency: European Commission | Branch: FP7 | Program: CP-FP | Phase: SEC-2013.4.1-2 | Award Amount: 4.62M | Year: 2014

Escalating incidents in complex environments can lead to severe cascading effects and quickly become extremely difficult for emergency services to handle. Such incidents can have enormous consequences with respect to life, property and the environment and for both infrastructure and the general public. These consequences can in many situations have both direct and indirect effects, not only in the immediate surrounding geographical area but also across very large areas, potentially extending across borders. CascEff will improve our understanding of cascading effects in crisis situations through the identification of initiators, dependencies and key decision points. These will be developed in the methodological framework of an Incident Evolution Tool which will enable improved decision support, contributing to the reduction of collateral damages and other unfortunate consequences associated with large crises. Use of the Incident Evolution Tool will be demonstrated through its implementation into three different incident management and training platforms representing different end users in the project. The work proposed in this project will significantly improve the ability of Incident Commanders to manage complex incidents by improving our understanding of initiators, dependencies and key decision points through the use of the proposed Incident Evolution Tool. This will introduce additional information and decision support into the incident management process, beyond the knowledge available from experience alone by introducing a number of alternative options for response strategy. This tool will be run a priori for bespoke crisis originators identified during the project and will include multiple timelines as well as physics based representations of the environment and the impact of decisions on the mitigation of cascading effects.


Pollard L.,University of Leicester | Rogers S.,Northamptonshire County Council | Shribman J.,NHS Nene Clinical Commissioning Group | Sprigings D.,Northampton General Hospital NHS Trust | Sinfield P.,University of Leicester
BMC Health Services Research | Year: 2014

Background: The National Health Service is reconfiguring health care services in order to meet the increasing challenge of providing care for people with long-term conditions and to reduce the demand on specialised outpatient hospital services by enhancing primary care. A review of cardiology referrals to specialised care and the literature on referral management inspired the development of a new GP role in Cardiology. This new extended role was developed to enable GPs to diagnose and manage patients with mild to moderate heart failure or atrial fibrillation and to use a range of diagnostics effectively in primary care. This entailed GPs participating in a four-session short course with on-going clinical supervision. The new role was piloted in a small number of GP practices in one county in England for four months. This study explores the impact of piloting the Extended Cardiology role on the GP's role, patients' experience, service delivery and quality. Methods. A mixed methods approach was employed including semi-structured interviews with GPs, a patient experience survey, a quality review of case notes, and analysis on activity and referral data. Results: The participating GPs perceived the extended GP role as a professional development opportunity that had the potential to reduce healthcare utilisation and costs, through a reduction in referrals, whilst meeting the patient's wishes for the provision of care closer to home. Patient experience of the new GP service was positive. The standard of clinical practice was judged acceptable. There was a fall in referrals during the study period. Conclusion: This new role in cardiology was broadly welcomed as a model of care by the participating GPs and by patients, because of the potential to improve the quality of care for patients in primary care and reduce costs. As this was a pilot study further development and continuing evaluation of the model is recommended. © 2014 Pollard et al.; licensee BioMed Central Ltd.


Grant
Agency: GTR | Branch: Innovate UK | Program: | Phase: Collaborative Research & Development | Award Amount: 2.41M | Year: 2015

oneTRANSPORT aims to make transport more user friendly & accessible by deploying the world’s first open & scalable platform enabling multi-modal & multi-system transport integration across Local Authorities. Our long-term vision is the international integration of multiple sectors with transport. We are creating an open & self-sustainable transport data marketplace that uses the recently published oneM2M global standard. •oneTRANSPORT focuses on integrating modes & systems from 4 contiguous counties. Functionality is demonstrated with a multi-vendor exemplar application giving transport predictions & travel recommendations •With the Innovate UK endorsement, our platform will allow LAs to open & trade their data assets, create jobs, stimulate SMEs & economic growth, while reducing costs & driving end-user behavioral change. •oneTRANSPORT will complete the value chain from data generation to traveller, enabling new feedback loops, end-user value & operational benefits. By proof-by-existence we will show better transport network use, commercial viability, unlocking new markets & funding streams for transport, first in the UK & then beyond.


News Article | October 27, 2016
Site: globenewswire.com

InterDigital’s oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM platform wins Best Solution for Transportation & Logistics at IoT Solutions World Congress WILMINGTON, Del., Oct. 27, 2016 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced that it has received the IoT Solutions Award in the “Best Solution for Transportation & Logistics” category from IoT Solutions World Congress 2016 for the role of its oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM IoT platform in oneTRANSPORT. The IoT Solutions Awards recognized the most innovative and impactful projects that have been developed over the course of the year in seven categories: manufacturing, transportation & logistics, healthcare, energy & utilities, innovation & technology, business transformation and IoT testbed. The “Best Solution for Transportation & Logistics” award was based upon industrial internet application, drivers behind the innovation, challenges the solution addresses and distinguishing features. InterDigital’s oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM horizontal IoT platform serves a two-fold role within the oneTRANSPORT intelligent transport system trial. The platform enables local authorities to consolidate the data feeds within a single environment, allows independent application developers access to offer value-added data services and end-user applications, and allows third party transportation sensor owners to contribute their data streams to the marketplace. Second, as part of the trial, InterDigital is integrating the data assets and creating several sample applications that utilize the data marketplace. “We’re honored to receive this prestigious award from IoT Solutions World Congress,” said Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, IoT Solutions, InterDigital. “The award underscores the unique value that our horizontal platform solution provides by supporting multiple IoT applications, customers, and application developers while ensuring interoperability through the use of the oneM2MTM standard.” oneTRANSPORT is a two-year Innovate UK project, involving a consortium of eleven partners including Arup, Buckinghamshire County Council, Clearview Intelligence, Hertfordshire County Council, Highways England, Imperial College London, Northamptonshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Traak Systems, Worldsensing and InterDigital Europe. Through the collaboration of its participating members, the technology utilized by this integrated transport initiative will assist transport authorities while laying the foundation for smarter multi-modal, multi-regional and multi-system transport networks in the UK. Click here to learn more about oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM. InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index. InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc. oneMPOWER and wot.io are trademarks of InterDigital, Inc. oneM2M is a trademark of the Partners Type 1 of oneM2M.


News Article | January 23, 2017
Site: globenewswire.com

InterDigital’s oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM honored for innovation and excellence WILMINGTON, Del., Jan. 23, 2017 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- InterDigital, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDCC), a mobile technology research and development company, today announced it has received a 2016 IoT Evolution Connected Transportation Award from IoT Evolution magazine, a leading publication covering IoT technologies. The award honors organizations delivering services, software or hardware solutions that enable advancement of connected devices. InterDigital was recognized for the application of its IoT platform in oneTRANSPORTTM, one the largest to date smart city initiatives that enables transport data brokerage and innovative services covering numerous counties in the United Kingdom. “We’re honored to receive this award from IoT Evolution magazine,” said Jim Nolan, Executive Vice President, IoT Solutions, InterDigital. “This marks the fourth time that one of InterDigital’s IoT solutions has been shortlisted or won a major award in the connected transportation space.” “The solutions selected for the IoT Evolution Connected Transportation Award exemplify excellence in creating and bringing to market solutions contributing to the fast-growing Internet of Things marketplace. It is my honor to congratulate InterDigital for their innovative work and contribution to this rapidly evolving industry,” said Carl Ford, CEO of Crossfire Media, a co-publisher of IoT Evolution Magazine. “It is my pleasure to recognize oneMPOWERTM powered by wot.ioTM, an innovative solution that earned InterDigital the 2016 IoT Evolution Connected Transportation Award,” said Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “I look forward to seeing more innovation from InterDigital in the future.” oneTRANSPORTTM is a two-year Innovate UK project, involving a consortium of eleven partners including Arup, Buckinghamshire County Council, Clearview Intelligence, Hertfordshire County Council, Highways England, Imperial College London, Northamptonshire County Council, Oxfordshire County Council, Traak Systems, Worldsensing and InterDigital Europe. Through the collaboration of its participating members, the technology utilized by this integrated transport initiative will assist transport authorities while laying the foundation for smarter multi-modal, multi-regional and multi-system transport networks in the UK. InterDigital develops mobile technologies that are at the core of devices, networks, and services worldwide. We solve many of the industry's most critical and complex technical challenges, inventing solutions for more efficient broadband networks and a richer multimedia experience years ahead of market deployment. InterDigital has licenses and strategic relationships with many of the world's leading wireless companies. Founded in 1972, InterDigital is listed on NASDAQ and is included in the S&P MidCap 400® index. InterDigital is a registered trademark of InterDigital, Inc. oneMPOWER, wot.io, and oneTRANSPORT are trademarks of InterDigital, Inc.


Price R.D.,Northamptonshire Highways WSP | Grindley S.,Northamptonshire Highways WSP | Grindley D.,Northamptonshire County Council | Jichi M.,Northamptonshire Highways WSP
Proceedings of the ICE - Engineering History and Heritage | Year: 2014

Oundle is a picturesque and historic market town in north Northamptonshire that lies on the banks of the River Nene. South Bridge lies on the south western outskirts of the town and formed an important transport link around the western side. It is a seven-span stone arch structure dating back to medieval times and is a scheduled monument and grade II listed. Following the discovery of a leak from a water main, concern was expressed regarding the structural integrity of parts of the bridge and it was decided to close the bridge to traffic for reasons of public safety. This paper describes the original leakage incident and the subsequent procedures that were adopted to reopen the bridge. Assessment of the bridge condition, stakeholder engagement, refurbishment options, works procurement, site works and subsequent monitoring are described. © ICE Publishing: All rights reserved.


Bull R.,De Montfort University | Azennoud M.,Northamptonshire County Council
Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Energy | Year: 2016

This paper discusses smart cities and raises critical questions about the faith being placed in technology to reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Given increasingly challenging carbon reduction targets, the role of information and communication technology and the digital economy are increasingly championed as offering potential to contribute to meeting these targets within cities and buildings. This paper questions the faith being placed in smart or intelligent solutions through asking, what role then for the ordinary citizen? The smart approach often appears to have a narrow view of how technology and user-engagement can sit together, viewing the behaviour of users as a hurdle to overcome rather than a resource to be utilised. This paper suggests lessons can be learnt from other disciplines and wider sustainable development policy that champions the role of citizens and user-engagement to harness the co-creation of knowledge, collaboration and empowerment. Specifically, empirical findings and observations are presented from a case study of citizen engagement around an energy-from-waste infrastructure development. Recommendations are provided for engineers, planners and decision makers in order to help plan more effective engagement strategies for citizens, building users and stakeholders.

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