ΘΑλΕΙΑ 2021-2027

Development of “Smart City” Infrastructure and Systems of Nicosia Municipality

Examples of Projects

Development of "Smart City" Infrastructure and Systems of Nicosia Municipality

Μια-Ευρώπη-πιο-Έξυπνη
Policy Objective 1

A more Competitive and Smarter Europe

Programme Priority

Competitive, Smart and Digital Economy

Specific Objective

Digitalization

Project Budget

€6.5M

60%
EU co-financing

Implementation Period
02/2021 – 06/2024

Nicosia

Nicosia Municipality
Nicosia Municipality

22797240

Konstantina.Lortzie@
nicosiamunicipality.org.cy

Short Description/Objective

The Municipality of Nicosia, aiming to make Nicosia a smart sustainable city and a capital of innovation, adopted an integrated smart city plan.

The Project: “Smart City” of the Municipality of Nicosia includes the creation of infrastructure for the development of various smart systems from which both the Municipality and the citizens can benefit. The project includes, among others, the following:

  • Installation of Optical Fiber Network (Nicosia Fiber Network NFN)
  • Installation of Wireless Network (Wi-Fi) (Nicosia Wireless Network – NWN)
  • Citizen monitoring and information system concerning the availability of parking spaces (Smart Parking)
  • Monitoring system for sustainable mobility parameters and dynamic information of interested parties (Smart Urban Mobility)
  • Counterfeit lighting unit monitoring system (Smart Lighting)
  • System for monitoring environmental parameters (Environmental Sensor)
  • System for monitoring the filling of waste bins
  • Information system for citizens and visitors through Info- Points and Digital Signage
  • Smart City Central Management System
  • Smart City Command and Control Centre.
Expected Benefits/Outcomes

The expected benefits from the implementation of the Project are many and have a multifaceted impact on the daily life of citizens, entrepreneurship, the environment and the sustainable development of the Municipality. The project, amongst others, is expected to:

  • Improve the quality of life, including among others, the smart improvement and development of services provided by the Municipality
  • Contribute to the effective management of intervention areas and monitor the results of individual urban development interventions
  • Strengthen the quality and usability of urban municipal infrastructures
  • Create and implement innovative solutions to developmental, environmental or social challenges faced by the city
  • Promote Nicosia as a model centre for the promotion of innovative entrepreneurship in the South-East Mediterranean
  • Create a pioneering market for innovative applications with the scope of the “Smart City” of Nicosia
  • Promote multimodal transport systems, through the improvement of the public transport network, the strengthening of networking between individual transporters and the reduction of individual motorized transport (a goal also specified in the context of the Integrated Mobility Plan for Nicosia)
  • Minimize the negative side effects of living in a densely populated urban environment, such as environmental pollution, stress-related illnesses or a sense of threat to personal safety.
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