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

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Smart Cities Innovation Space

Smart Cities Innovation Space

Smart Cities Innovation Space

The Smart Cities Innovation Space is an innovation hub where, in addition to technical skills and substantive knowledge, 21st century kills are also central, such as system thinking, interdisciplinary cooperation and an entrepreneurial attitude. Within the Smart Cities Innovation Space, students, researchers, governments and companies work together on solutions for major societal challenges, specifically in the field of Smart Cities.

The Smart Cities Innovation Space is a community that develops and enables interdisciplinary hands-on, challenge-based learning, engineering design and entrepreneurship. We offer a place where students learn to cope with complex social and industrial challenges, develop innovative projects with researchers, companies and other stakeholders. Moreover, it offers space and support for teachers who develop and offer hands-on courses and want to contribute to innovation in education.

OWNER PROJECT

Eindhoven University of Technology

PARTNERS

OPZuid | Europese Unie | Province of North-Brabant | Techno Broker | Omines | Team CASA | VIRTue

PROGRAM LINES

circular district | participation | social and safe district | healthy district | digital district | mobile district | district with energy

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Brandevoort LAB

Brandevoort LAB

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Wanted: innovative residents for our Brandevoort LAB!

In the Brandevoort LAB of Brainport Smart District residents of the present Brandevoort district are invited and challenged join us in developing new products and services that may be realised in the new smart district Brandevoort.

The Brandevoort LAB is a ‘living lab’ for the future of residential living. Together with residents of present-day Brandevoort, the foundation Brainport Smart District and its partners (knowledge institutions and businesses) will test concepts and products, refine ideas, and explore the future, both online and offline.

With our co-creative and participatory way of working, we will ensure together that innovations for the new district will later be well matched to the wishes, needs and daily life of the residents.

How you can join in the Brandevoort LAB will vary from one project to the another, depending on what you want and what organisations want to know or test. It may for example be a survey, a product test or a meeting with residents to discover their wishes and ideas.

In the Brandevoort LAB we focus on a healthy, socially inclusive and safe district, with smart mobility, where data belongs to the residents, an energy-positive district that uses water smartly, a circular district or a mix of these.

Brandevoort LAB will kick off in the summer of 2019. Are you interested in getting to work together with us and our partners? Do you have ideas about smart living and working? Would you like to develop, test and evaluate new concepts, techniques and materials? And do you want to know what new developments there are already in terms of energy, mobility, data, safety, health and/or circular construction? Then register here.

OWNER PROJECT

Brainport Smart District

PARTNERS

Morgenmakers

PROGRAMME LINES

participation

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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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Health study

Health study

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Subsidy project ZonMw

How can a district encourage its residents – who have different backgrounds and abilities – mentally and physically to maintain and/or improve their health? In search of an environmentally focused approach to healthy districts, a consortium of eight partners led by professor  M. Mohammadi of Eindhoven University of Technology got to work to develop a knowledge agenda for ‘Space for Health’. This approach will be applied in the new part of Brandevoort, in Brainport Smart District.

OWNER PROJECT

Consortium of eight partners

PARTNERS

Eindhoven University of Technology, Tilburg Universiy – Tranzo, Stichting KIEN / KIEN Innovatiemeesters, Stichting Brainport Smart District, Municipality Helmond, Coöperation Slimmer Leven 2020, Peel Duurzaam Gezond, Sports & Technology, GGD.

PROGRAMME LINES

participation | healthy district

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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