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TR: How are you engaging with industry in this discussion?

CR: We are building a SENSEable City Consortium that will bring together the four main actors in this urban, real-time revolution: telecommunications companies, hardware producers, physical infrastructure producers – people who build urban furniture, which is very crucial in the city if you are putting Wi-Fi in street lamps – and public administration.

The consortium, which is about to be launched, will be a unique venue for these types of partners to do research together. If you think about how a city worked 20 years ago, the people involved were very well defined. Now it’s as important to have a real-estate developer as it is to have an infrastructure developer. The city of the future is not something dealing only with concrete. The theme is marrying concrete and silicon. Because it’s not yet official I can’t disclose the partners. Big cities and companies have expressed interest, but we are still discussing with their lawyers.

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