Data Governance

verantwoord omgaan met data

Data Governance

Data Governance: Responsible use of data within Brainport Smart District

How do we handle data in a safe and responsible manner? Partly as a result of the discussions surrounding the Corona App, data use is increasingly the subject of a broad public discussion. Within Brainport Smart District (BSD) we have been working on the subject for some time, with the question in mind: how are we going to give residents of BSD maximum say in the use of data in their smart residential and working district?

verantwoord omgaan met data

Project Data Governance
During the BSD Business Network Event on June 25, 2020, Cathalijne Dortmans, alderman in Helmond and chairman of the Brainport Smart District Foundation, discussed extensively how we want to ensure that the use of data in BSD takes place in the most responsible way with maximum control for residents. Peter Portheine, director of the BSD Foundation, explained that the subject of data is already a high priority in the programming of Brainport Smart District. A separate Data Governance project has been set up with the objective of guaranteeing the responsible use of data and technology.

Residents are not part of a tech company’s experiment
What makes Brainport Smart District unique is that the area to be developed is both literally and figuratively a greenfield. BSD is a neighborhood in the making: both the houses and the (digital) infrastructure are still under development. It is also unique that BSD arose from a collaboration between government organizations and knowledge institutions and that we are not affiliated with one or a few tech companies. This is often the case in other places where experiments are carried out with smart cities or districts.

Principles and agreements in a Data Manifest
BSD is made together with several companies. We have drawn up a Data Manifesto (document in Dutch) to conclude cooperation agreements with these companies. It lays down about twenty principles and intentions regarding the processing and use of data and the access to and use of the digital infrastructure. Parties participating in the development of BSD are asked to make maximum effort to realize the ambitions of the Data Manifesto. By entering into a collaboration agreement with BSD, they are also expected to endorse the ambitions in the Data Manifesto.

Moral Compass
The Data Manifesto is a living document. We are innovating and not everything can be determined in advance. What is state of the art technology today may be obsolete tomorrow. One of the tasks of the Data Advisory Team (formerly the Data Governance Board) is to ensure that we conduct the right discussions regarding the use of technology and how we continue to act within the framework of the law.

But it’s not just about technical and legal issues. It often concerns issues of a completely different order. For example: will we behave differently if we know that our behavior can be monitored? What are the conditions under which technology can be used and who determines these conditions? Does the end justify all means? This requires the deployment of external experts in the field of ethics, sociology, behavioral sciences, big data, etc. By setting up an Ethics team in which all these disciplines are represented, we at BSD have a moral compass that ensures that we are on the right course keep sailing.

Ethics Team and Data Advisory Team

The Ethics Team has now been assembled and all members were appointed by the Foundation Board in December 2020. The appointment of the Data Advisory Team will take place shortly.

Contact
We will keep you regularly informed about the progress of the Data Governance project via the newsletter, our social media and on BrandevoortLAB. For questions and comments, please contact Carlien Roodink, projectleader Data Governance.

EIGENAAR PROJECT

Brainport Smart District

PARTNERS

PROGRAMMALIJNEN

 Digitale wijk

BSD Smartwalk route

BSD Smartwalk route

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BSD Smartwalk route

Embedded Fitness develops interactive exercise concepts. The company connects sensors and communication technology to fitness equipment so people are challenged to get fit in a fun way.

In BSD, Embedded Fitness focuses on developing a Smartwalk route lined with SmartStones (posts with beacons inside) that can connect to a smartphone, so that users can walk a particular route through the district. The posts give feedback with LEDs to users that have selected a game or exercise on their app.

The posts work with low-power components and can be charged with solar cells, so that the system is energy-neutral.

Embedded Fitness has been recognised nationally as a SportInnovator centre for Bewegen in het Onderwijs (Exercise In Education). The centre acts as a breeding ground for knowledge institutions, businesses, authorities and schools, in order to contribute positively with evidence-based technological innovations to sports participation to increasing enjoyment of exercising, and to improving the learning performance of young people.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Embedded Fitness

PARTNERS

TU/e, Fontys Hogescholen, GBO Design

PROGRAMME LINES

participation | healthy district | digital district

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Smart Living with Solarix

Smart Living with Solarix

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Smart Living with Solarix

Tomorrow’s built-up environments, like in Brainport Smart District, present many challenges: everything must be greener, healthier and smarter. While technology offers many possibilities, it is not the only answer for the future.

There must be a mix of beauty, data and clever use of space, linking city, building and humans. This is what Solarix does. We transform solar energy into design, give buildings an identity and create value for the environment.

Solarix believes in a future in which all outer walls generate energy. That is why Solarix develops beautiful, sustainable, innovative and multifunctional walls.

Solarix is a wall system that minimises depletion of natural resources (sustainable materials and lighting, recyclable) and maximises potential (sustainable energy, data). In fact it is more than just a wall system: it is about designing technology and the energy transition in a way that is attractive for people – it’s an example of a dynamic urban development.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Studio Solarix

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

digital district | district with energy

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Digital Twin by Geodan

Digital Twin by Geodan

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Experience Brainport Smart District with the Digital Twin

Geodan has built a ‘Digital Twin’ of Brainport Smart District, an identical digital copy of reality.

When you make a virtual visit, you can see how the new district is going to look and truly experience and understand it. Smart 3D models based on a range of data give visitors a realistic look into the impact of the plans for the future.

Where do you position solar panels, rows of houses and cycle lanes? The Digital Twin makes ‘the District of the Future’ that BSD now still is, truly concrete.

Using the Digital Twin is a perfect example of how data is used in BSD. Geodan believes that linking data from the physical living environment to how residents experience it is crucial in order to make good choices in the layout of this environment.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Geodan

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

digital district

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Sustainable solutions with LED lighting

Sustainable solutions with LED lighting

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Sustainable solutions with LED lighting

In modern society contemporary businesses are expected to contribute to increasing sustainability. LIC helps its customers to do this all over the world, with tailored sustainable solutions in LED lighting, building automation and sustainable energy solutions.

Lighting: the linking pin for information

The street lighting is managed using the Smart City Control System with which the complete lighting grid can be controlled with a simple click from anywhere in the world.

This system makes it possible to constantly monitor street lighting, obtain operational data in real time, and to decide flexibly for every unit when, where and how much lighting should be switched on, switched off or dimmed. In addition, the street lights can be equipped with a wide range of sensors to gather other types of information, such as air quality, danger, temperature, particulate matter, CO2 level, etcetera.

This will change a lighting system into a new global network, in which the lights become intelligent data carriers that can be used to activate various services to improve liveability and make the city smart, safe and sustainable.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

LIC Europe

PARTNERS

FourIQ

PROGRAMME LINES

social and safe district | digital district

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CASA students build experimental house

CASA students build experimental house

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TU/e students collaborating in ‘team CASA’ are designing and developing a house that will be constructed as a concept in Brandevoort, as a BSD example. CASA stands for Comfortable, Affordable and Sustainable Alternative for Housing in the Netherlands. In September/October 2019 the house, which contains three units, will be built in a short time in the new part of Brandevoort, the district that will be created following BSD principles, which the house of the students is fully compliant with.

OWNER PROJECT

Team CASA

PARTNERS

among the partners municipality of Helmond, ZonMw, and many others

PROGRAMME LINES

| circular district, digital district, district with energy

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Living Lab with UNSense

Living Lab with UNSense

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Living in a learning city

Big data is big business. Businesses use personal data for profit, often without citizens’ knowledge. We want to change this. This project aims to study and develop new models in which the actual residents of the district rather than big business can profit from data. What if data were to be used for the good of the community?

UNSense wants to set the next step in planning and opinion forming on smart cities, and explore what a smart city, with all its processes and information, might actually look like.  For this, it introduces as part of Brainport Smart District a real life test environment of 100 homes consisting of a cross-section of society ranging from single householders to families and from young to old. In this district we will study together with the residents how data can be used to improve the living environment and people’s welfare in cities in psychological, physical, social and economic terms.

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OWNER PROJECT

Unsense

PARTNERS

PROGRAMME LINES

Digital district|

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Omines wants to build a data platform

Verantwoord gebruik van Data binnen BSD

Omines wants to build a data platform

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Smart city data platform

New possibilities by linking data

Just imagine: your alarm clock goes earlier because it is going to be a busy day, the traffic light turns green just as you get to it, street lights are off when there is no one outside, but light up when you are jogging past. Wouldn’t it be great if your windows shut automatically when a cloud of particulate matter floats by, and open when the air is fresh and clean?

The data platform makes it possible to share and combine data from all available sensors in real time. Data combinations allow us to develop new applications and make the district smarter. It would allow for data-driven police deployment, for making homes smarter based on data on energy consumption or air quality, and last-mile improvements.The data is shared and disclosed based on conditions set by the owner, which guarantees the privacy of the data owner and compliance with regulations. By remaining innovative and combining the latest and best tools, long drawn-out integration processes can be relegated to the past and security and privacy by design can be ensured. This will create an accessible data platform that is open to all. Director Niels Keurentjes explains the project in this video clip.

The feasibility of the proposal is currently being investigated. If the outcome is positive, the proposal may well become a reality.

OWNER PROJECT

Omines

PARTNERS

Eindhoven University of Technology|

PROGRAMME LINES

Digitale wijk | 

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