Deadline : 13 July 2018
Contact : The BPRS
Missions of bedigital.brussels :
The Brussels-Capital Region wants to overcome the challenges of urban development through technology by stimulating innovation and the participation of citizens, businesses and academia.
Boasting 700 Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) startups, Brussels has a dynamic ecosystem and aims to become one of the leading digital reference centres in Europe.
bedigital is the reference portal for all digital initiatives in Brussels. At present, the government has set up the following three tools, to promote its territory’s digital ecosystem :
1. The Smart City strategy sets the trajectories for the digital and Smart City priorities for the Region. It is based on the priorities linked to the European digital agenda (DESI index) and identifies other priorities linked to the Smart City context (transversality, pooling and reuse, digital inclusion, European dimension, governance and performance measurement).
2. The Regional Innovation Plan is the reference framework for the research and innovation policy and a lever for socio-economic development to improve the well-being of Brussels residents. In the plan, particular attention is paid to three strategic areas of activity that reflect the region’s strengths: health, environment and ICT.
3. The NextTech Plan aims to support and encourage the growth of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) companies. With regards to Brussels, three key technological sectors are involved: the Internet of Things, virtual reality, Big Data management and artificial intelligence.