The Hamburger Senat and THE NEW INSTITUTE announce the winner of the Urban Data Challenge.
Out of more than 30 entries (from Europe and beyond), the University of Bremen with the Digital Public working group led by Prof. Dr. Dr. Björn Niehaves prevailed against strong competition.
The University of Bremen convinced the jury with its innovative approach of developing an AI-powered analytics dashboard and will receive an implementation budget of €40,000 from the Free Hanseatic City of Hamburg to improve cycling and micromobility in Hamburg.
Francesca Bria, Program Director of The New Hanse: "We are very satisfied with the outcome of the first Urban Data Challenge in Hamburg. The number and quality of applicants, including Europe and beyond, show the increasing importance of fair data sharing and data-driven applications to improve the life of citizens and achieve more sustainable mobility. The partnership between the city, innovative companies and talented developers will surely result in innovative applications for the city of Hamburg"
In close cooperation with the Department of Transport and Mobility Change, a software prototype for the analysis of cycling and micromobility flows on Hamburg's cycle paths will now be developed within the next three months. In addition to the City of Hamburg's own public data from the Urban Data Platform, the data sets will for the first time also come from privately held mobility data in partnership with the project partners Bolt and IoT Venture GmbH.
Further information at www.thenewhanse.eu