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Social Impact Bond

Social Impact Bond

Initiator(s): 

VDAB

VDAB wants to introduce the mechanism of a Social-Impact-Bond or SIB in Flanders and use it for an employment project stimulating ‘lost youths’ in Antwerp to search for and find a job.
Speech technology: reporting Flemish Parliament

Speech technology: reporting Flemish Parliament

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Parliament

At the moment, written reporting in the Flemish Parliament is a very labour-intensive process. It is often a race against the clock for the two departments that guarantee it. In order to improve the working conditions of both departments and to make their reporting faster, more efficient and more accurate, the Flemish Parliament wants to explore the possibilities of voice technology and automatic transcription (from speech to text
Sustainable Healthy Schools

Sustainable Healthy Schools

Initiator(s): 

Flemish Energy Company

With the project proposal ‘Sustainable Healthy Schools' (DGS), the Flemish Energy Company (VEB) aims to develop and test performance-based contracting of comfort and energy renovations in schools.
Sustainable street lights

Sustainable street lights

Initiator(s): 

City council Halle

The aim of the project is to develop a service contract for the purchase of street lighting according to the principles of the circular economy. The energy used is locally produced and supported and financed through civic participation.
Toolset for exposure citizen to air pollution

Toolset for exposure citizen to air pollution

Initiator(s): 

VMM (Flemish Environment Agency) & Environment Department, Flemish Planning Bureau Department for Surroundings (vpo)

The exposure of the Flemish population is currently estimated on the basis of the home address (static measurement of exposure). In reality, we move around and spend a lot of time at work, in the gym, at school, or in other places. The project aims to develop a toolset for mapping personal exposure to air pollution.
Turing - Automatically controlling Flemish road lighting with local and current data

Turing - Automatically controlling Flemish road lighting with local and current data

Initiator(s): 

AWV (Agency for Roads and Traffic)

By combining rule-based algorithms and machine learning, internal and external data sources can be integrated into the current system that is controlling the road lighting. AWV wants to use this data to determine more accurately and more location-bound whether or not to switch on the road lighting on a specific road segment.
Uniform cartography for the emergency services

Uniform cartography for the emergency services

Initiator(s): 

Network Fire Brigade and National Geographical Institute (NGI)

The project aims to create an integrated cartographic system for the emergency services in Flanders. At present, the emergency services are using a range of resources to gain insight into the scope of the disasters and incidents they are being called for.
Virtual Assistant for Smart Subsidies

Virtual Assistant for Smart Subsidies

Initiator(s): 

Dept. Culture, Youth and Media (CJM)

With this project CJM aims to take each of its customers by the hand and to help and inform him in a quick and customer-friendly manner.
Young Adults Study Spacesystem (YASS)

Young Adults Study Spacesystem (YASS)

Initiator(s): 

Muntpunt

Muntpunt wants to develop a real-time and presence-based solution that at any time gives a quick overview of the available study places via smartphone, tablet, computer or an information kiosk at the entrance. The solution will also make it possible to reserve a study location upfront and to check when an occupied location is released again.

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