Tuesday, 29. 6. 2021

Project DEAS

In the era of Data Economy, the most valuable resource is not oil anymore but data. Data Economy is very relevant and applicable to the Alpine Space and its territorial challenges.

80 million people living in the Alpine Space have specific needs for valuable and on-time quality services. To provide for these services, Open Data/Linked Open Data (OD/LOD) may be exploited. OD/LOD is a mine of available information that can serve as a source for valuable services provided by the public sector and the business. Even though there are several local initiatives using OD/LOD in different sectors in the Alpine Space, no clear impact on the region as a whole is registered and efficient solutions are missing. DEAS intends to improve the value of using OD/LOD for public service and business and will focus on strategic sectors of the Alpine Space which can benefit from the use of LOD (such as environment, tourism, mobility). With DEAS, the public and private sectors will boost the creation of new disruptive and customer-oriented services/products for all.

Main goals and project activities

To strengthen the value of exploiting OD/LOD availability for increasing innovation with new products addressed to public services and businesses, to raise the competitiveness of the Alpine Space and its digitalization process contributing to the Alpine Space Policy Strategy on Data Economy. To strengthen the cooperation between public and private actors working in the Data Economy (PPPs), namely OD/LOD, to exploit their potentials in terms of innovation and growth and contribute to implement S3 and related 2020+ local development plans.

Expected results

Public administration will be supported in the implementation of their e-government strategies efficiently boosting new services/business which better match the needs of citizens, visitors, tourists and entrepreneurs. Intermediaries will better understand and exploit the opportunity of the Data Economy to stimulate private sectors in using OD/LOD and to support them in a more profitable way fostering the competitiveness of the area and alpine companies; 160 SMEs and startups will be assisted in better exploiting the available OD/LOD to develop new services and products, access new markets and meet customers’ needs. Concrete outputs of the project include the Alpine Space methodology on OD/LOD, a platform and the DEAS Strategy able to promote the availability of relevant OD/LOD and their exploitation. DEAS involves all quadruple helix actors in its co-creation processes.
As part of the project, the City of Ljubljana will also set up a test system for monitoring watercourses with flood risk to the City of Ljubljana. There are currently eleven water meter stations operating in the City of Ljubljana or in neighbouring municipalities, which are managed and under the jurisdiction of the Environmental Agency of the Republic of Slovenia. The City of Ljubljana will test an additional 15 independent automatic stations for accurate monitoring of the water level of watercourses, in order to facilitate the prediction of the occurrence of high waters that threaten the city with floods. We will publish the values on open data platforms.

Project partners:

Regione del Veneto (IT) – lead partner
Camera di Commercio Industria Artigianato Agricoltura di Treviso-Belluno (IT)
Bwcon GmbH (DE)
Stadt Konstanz (DE)
Città di Vercelli (IT)
Consorzio per il Sistema Informativo (IT)
Grand E-nov (FR)
Steirische Wirtschaftsförderungsges.m.b.H. (AT)
Business Upper Austria – OÖ Wirtschaftsagentur GmbH (AT)
Tehnološki park Ljubljana d.o.o. (SI)
Mestna občina Ljubljana (SI)
Lyon Urban Data (FR)


Total eligible costs: 2.253.540 EUR
ERDF grant: 1.915.509 EUR


Project start date: 01/10/2019
Project end date: 30/06/2022