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The centre will also provide free access to its data to promote the generation of new proposals for the improvement of city infrastructure
NEC Iberica and the city of Murcia in Spain have signed an agreement to develop an innovation centre in collaboration with the University of Murcia to develop smart city solutions.
The innovation centre and the solutions tested there will serve as a reference for the Smart Murcia project, which will collect and analyse city information in real-time to make decisions for the public welfare, improve the city’s daily operations, coordinate multiple city services, strengthen safety and improve the quality of life for residents.
The Murcia City Council will promote the creation of applications using data analysed by the innovation centre platform, helping to provide smarter public services. The centre will also provide free access to its data in order to promote the generation of new proposals for the improvement of city infrastructure, such as public roads, transport, parks and gardens.
"Since the beginning of the Smart Murcia Smart City project, we have focused on the daily needs of Murcia and the formation of effective partnerships,” said José Ballesta, mayor of Murcia. “NEC is an international leader in innovation whose specialised urban solutions will enable us to improve the development of Murcia and its digital transformation.”
NEC Iberica is a subsidiary of IT and network technology company, NEC Europe. The agreement sees Murcia join NEC’s smart city network, which includes communities across the UK, Japan, Portugal, Spain and more. “The objective of this network is to share data that facilitates the implementation of smart concepts, taking advantage of experience and knowhow," said Hironobu Kurosaki, president, NEC Europe.
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