Maintenance pilot with Sis.Ter

Pilot in Delft


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Sis.Ter Blog 1:

After the selection notification received in November, negotiations and milestone documents in December. Here we are: new year and beginning of the acceleration process of our pilot project that will see us collaborate with the city of Delft (NL) in the realization of a smart waste management project.

The official start of this adventure took place at the annual conference of the OASC (Open & Agile Smart Cities), held in Brussels on the 17th of January.

Connected Smart Cities Conference has been the opportunity to listen to interesting interventions by speakers at the event and especially the moment to meet personally those involved in the SCIFI project.

The official signing of the contract between Sis.ter and Delft has been an appreciated institutional moment, a preamble to an excellent collaborative synergy aimed to develop a successful project.

Sis.Ter, the only Italian company within the SCIFI project, is proudly ready to tackle the challenge with its skills and know-how.

The meeting in Brussels was a pleasant visit to the heart of European Union, with inclusion themes and good sensations about partners, collaborative aspects and learning opportunities.
In this first month of the year and first month of the project, Sis.Ter we went on 28th of January in Delft for the first technical meeting with the city.

Two days of work with the municipality were marked by technical meetings with stakeholders involved in the project, field inspections with critical approach and lots of useful ideas to develop a shared and functional technological solution for the challenge.

Delft is a marvelous city and a wonderful job opportunity for Sis.Ter: an opportunity to compare with other realities and improve our presence in European context.

Make this opportunity a great success!
See you on the next episode of our travel diary in the SCIFI project …

Edoardo Vigo,

Foreign Projects Officer

Sis.Ter Blog 2:

Welcome back to our monthly appointment with travel diary in the SCIFI project. Are you curious to discover last news and updates about the job carried out with city of Delft?

March was marked by work made on the geographic model to support decisions about waste management and for testing activities on smart waste sensors.

The geographic analysis grid was developed in line with data provided by Delft, with the aim of defining which areas of the city are more stressed by waste flow considering both demographic concentration and morphological characteristics and use of various areas of the city.

Data have been elaborated in indicators referred to 3 macro categories: Tourism, Buildings or public areas and Level of urban heterogeneity. These elaborations have been associated to a regular grid (sub-module kmq Eurostat) having as base a square of 500 m x 500 m.

Then obtained values have been normalized on 1 to 100 scale to allow an easy comparison, assigning a weight to indicators and by negative or positive sum, depending on the potential positive or negative impacts, we obtained a final synthetic indicator. Thanks to this analysis method, once sum has been calculated, it has been possible to represent potential stress index of collecting points thorough thematic cartography. Thematic map with a special gradation indicates areas of the city with greater criticality (red), stable ones (yellow) and “virtuous” ones (green).

The other activity we tackled in March has been testing on sensors to use for real time monitoring. After defining evaluation parameters, we installed and started monitoring activities with both solutions we had selected for the purpose.

After an accurate analysis, we got to a final decision: the sensor we are going to use for monitoring bins in Delft will be BrighterBins of Belgian company SmartEnds. This solution proved to be more versatile, more configurable and ductile. So ideal for waste bin’s type we are going to monitor: the Capitole of Dutch company Bammens.

Finally, the 5th of April, we had the pleasure of hosting Fons van der Ham, project manager of the SCIFI project for the city of Delft, in Imola. It has been the opportunity to verify results of the first milestone and start works connected to the second milestone. Furthermore, as part of the Geography Night, we held a presentation involving Fons and our collaborators to promote the SCIFI project and Sis.Ter’s activities connected to the project.

Edoardo Vigo,

Foreign Projects Officer