New Digital Social Platform POWER for water-related issues is online!

Wednesday, 18 October 2017

Do you want to improve the water management in your local authority? If the drinking water in your municipality is scarce or if your population is endangered by surface water floods, then the new Digital Social Platform is the right place for you. This interactive platform is filled up with information of experts about water-related issues and used to communicate these issues to decision-makers, key stakeholders, and the public in order to increase awareness. Everyone can join in, as the platform is now activated.

The Digital Social Platform was created as part of the EU project POWER (Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges), in which among others the city network Climate Alliance, the UK cities of Leicester and Milton Keynes as well as the two water supply companies of Jerusalem (Israel) and Sabadell (Spain) are participating. Benefit from the experience of the four involved local authorities!

Do you want to share your own best practices with other municipal employees around the world? Then use the POWER platform for this purpose. It is the right place to explore and discuss experiences with the other users of the wide network of POWER cities. Learn of them and discuss their answers to water-related challenges as extreme weather events, reduction of water consumption, quality of water reuse, and variables related to water conservation.

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The main goals of the four POWER cities

Jerusalem

Through the regional water utility, Hagihon, the city is to promote water conservation behaviours, quantifiable water savings and improve awareness regarding water quality.

Join Jerusalem Water Community and

  • Immediately report any urban water burst
  • Be a partner in turning Jerusalem to a green and flourishing city by spreading knowledge to watering gardens and saving water
  • Be part of Hagihons educational curriculum
  • Water quality is a recipe for health and wellness. Learn how to make sure quality water in your house
  • Share your experience and knowledge
  • Get ready to act in the Community Gardens

Milton Keynes

In Milton Keynes water is scarce, too, therefore, with the help of social awareness incentives, total consumption should be reduced.

Join Milton Keynes Water Community and

  • Learn why people need to save water in Milton Keynes
  • Read about ideas and tips for reducing water consumption
  • Get informed about school projects and educational resources
  • Create a Milton Keynes smarter water community

Leicester

Leicester aims to strengthen the awareness of extreme weather events, as it is endangered by surface water floods. It provides real-time river water levels and predictive warnings for combined sewer overflows in specific geographical areas of the city.

Join Leicester Water Community and

  • Learn about flood risk – of your home in Leicester, your neighbourhood and your city
  • Get #floodprepared with the experiences of the Leicester  #floodpreparedcommunity
  • Get involved by giving feedback, sharing know-how and experience with the #floodpreparedcommunity
  • Get ready to act in the #floodpreparedcommunity

Sabadell

In Sabadell water is delivered in two qualities, as drinking water and non-drinking water. The water utility CASSA wants to actively involve citizens by implementing an information system that enables real-time information about the quality and conditions of service.

Join Sabadell Water Community and

  • Know the quality of water in Sabadell
  • Learn how Sabadell saves water
  • Ask, think and participate in all areas of the water cycle, especially the water quality and use of alternative resources
  • Follow the I+D projects in the water cycle that takes place in Sabadell
  • Share what Sabadell is doing about water management and what is done in other cities in Europe
  • Engage, participate, be critical and contribute to a more efficient resource management model, thus also reducing the impact of climate change

UDOO-EDU kits are ready!

Monday, 16 October 2017

UDOO-EDU kits are ready! News We are happy to announce that assembly and packaging of 170 UDOO-EDU kits has been completed in Cubit labs. The kits will be used by the students involved in the many piloting activities provided by the UMI-Sci-Ed project. They will also be presented within relevant education events throughout Europe, such as the All Digital Summit.

The UDOO-EDU kit is a set of hardware and software tools specifically designed to learn science and technology. At the centre of the kit is the Udoo Neo board, a tiny computing board with lots of functionalities. Udoo Neo is powered by GNU/Linux, a free operating system running on millions of devices worldwide, and is compatible with Arduino, the famous electronic platform used by thousands of makers.

UMI-Sci-Ed is a Horizon 2020 project, which aims at enhancing the attractiveness of science education and careers for young people (14-16 year olds) via the use of latest technologies. Ubiquitous and Mobile Computing and the Internet of Things (UMI) is put into practice towards enhancing the level of STEM education. At the same time, we are increasing the attractiveness of pursuing a career in domains pervaded by UMI for these youths.

Learn more on UMI-Sci-Ed on the project website: http://umi-sci-ed.eu/news/the-udoo-edu-kit-is-ready-to-meet-the-students/

Power Project Newsletter n. 4 is online!

Thursday, 25 May 2017

POWER Newsletter n.4 – May 2017 is now online. The  4th newsletter gives insight to water governance strategy of the city of Milton Keynes, whose Council is actively seeking ways to reduce water consumption.

Besides, you will find a presentation of the new research project netWORKS 4, exploring the connections between urban development and water infrastructure.

The Project “Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges” (POWER) is funded by the EU under the H2020-ICT10c-2015 Call. The POWER consortium comprises a total of 12 Partners, including CUBIT. The Project aims to set up a user-driven Digital Social Platform (DSP) for the expansion and governance of POWER existing water networks by engaging with stakeholders in the co-creation and delivery of digital products and services to citizens.

Further information on Power Project http://www.power-h2020.eu

 

POWER ​project 3rd ​Newsletter is online!

Tuesday, 14 March 2017

POWER Newsletter n.3 – February 2017 is now online. The third newsletter delves into City Blueprint, a practical communicative tool that can help cities on their path to be become sustainable water-wise cities.  In 2050, 87% of the population in developed countries will be living in cities. At about that time, water supply will fall short of demand by 40%. The consequences of climate change leave cities no choice: they are forced to adapt their water cycles because the cost of inaction is very high.

To find out more about the City Blueprint® Approach, watch this video (3:57) with Stef Koop from KWR.

The Project “Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges” (POWER) is funded by the EU under the H2020-ICT10c-2015 Call. The POWER consortium comprises a total of 12 Partners, including CUBIT. The Project aims to set up a user-driven Digital Social Platform (DSP) for the expansion and governance of POWER existing water networks by engaging with stakeholders in the co-creation and delivery of digital products and services to citizens.

Further information on http://www.power-h2020.eu

The New Cubit website is online!

Friday, 24 February 2017

Welcome to the new Cubit website! Starting from today you will find new updated contents, in a completely restyled graphics, providing a better browsing experience, even from smartphones and tablets.

The new website has been co-funded by the Tuscany Region (PAR FAS 2007-2013 POR CREO ERDF 2014-2020 – Call Internationalization 2015) within the CUBUS Project (CUbit towards Brazil and Usa), aiming to stabilize the presence of CUBIT in these two high-growth markets in the ICT sector.

Hope you’ll enjoy surfing!

The new ARACNE Project website is online!

Friday, 3 February 2017

The new ARACNE project website is online.

The project, ending in September 2017, aims at developing devices integrated in mobile phones and wearable Android-compliant sensors, for the monitoring of physiological parameters and environmental quality during training, especially running and cycling.

The Consortium is made by WinMedical, 3Logic, CUBIT, Extra and Lab RaSS- CNIT. Click here to find out more about the project.

ARACNE will enable the proliferation of air quality monitoring points; possible future applications could be the monitoring of risky workplaces. Furthermore,  the ARACNE system could be applied in the home monitoring of patients with chronic diseases,

The ARACNE project (ARA Cooperation Network Experience) is co-funded by the Tuscany Region as part of the POR FESR 2014-2020 (Call 2 – Research and Development of SMEs).

http://www.aracne-project.com/en
info@aracne-project.com

CUBUS Project: aiming at USA and Brazil

Thursday, 2 February 2017

CUBUS project is ending. Funded by the Tuscany Region as part of the POR CREO ERDF 2014-2020 – Call Internationalization 2015, the project represents an important step in the internationalization of CUBIT companies in two high-growth markets for the ICT sector: Brazil and USA. The project aims to stabilize the presence of CUBIT in these foreign countries, allowing to overcome the size limitations of SMEs and the competitive barriers that characterize the small business: financial, commercial, organizational, economic.

mira a stabilizzare la presenza di CUBIT nei due paesi stranieri, permettendo di superare i limiti dimensionali delle PMI e le barriere competitive che caratterizzano le aziende di piccole dimensioni: finanziarie, commerciali, organizzative, economiche.

Click to download CUBUS POSTER.

Clicca per scaricare il POSTER CUBUS.

POWER ​project 2nd ​Newsletter is online!

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

POWER Newsletter n.2 – November 2016 is now online. The 2nd newsletter deals with best practices in water management of the Catalan city of Sabadell, provides a compendium of best practices for water, waste water, solid waste and climate adaptation and an interview to Richard Elelman, Director General of NETWERC H2O, on the role of cities in water management.

The Project “Political and sOcial awareness on Water EnviRonmental challenges” (POWER) is funded by the EU under the H2020-ICT10c-2015 Call. The POWER consortium comprises a total of 12 Partners, including CUBIT. The Project aims to set up a user-driven Digital Social Platform (DSP) for the expansion and governance of POWER existing water networks by engaging with stakeholders in the co-creation and delivery of digital products and services to citizens.

Further information on http://www.power-h2020.eu

POWER ​project 1st ​Newsletter is online!

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

POWER ​project 1st ​Newsletter is online! News POWER project breaks new ground and shows solutions to the cities and their inhabitants. The first Newsletter provides the best practices in the field of water management of the city of Leicester and Milton Keynes in the United Kingdom and the water utilities of the city of Sabadell in Catalonia and Jerusalem in Israel.

The Project ‘Political and social awareness on Water Environmental challenges (POWER)’ is funded under the program H2020, Call ICT10c-2015. The POWER Project Consortium clusters 12 partners , including 4 research centres that deal with environmental, social and governance issues, two innovative SMEs (including CUBIT), two European nonprofit organizations, four key demonstration cities.

Click here to read the first newsletter.

Find out more about POWER Project.

Ordine del Cherubino awarded to Giuliano Manara, President of Cubit

Monday, 11 April 2016

The awards ceremony of the Ordine del Cherubino of the University of Pisa was held on April 8, 2016. It is the only honour given by the University, assigned to teachers who have helped to increase the prestige of the University with their particular scientific and cultural merits or for their contribution to the life of the University.

This year the prestigious honour was awarded to Professor Giuliano Manara, President of CUBIT. Among the reasons for the awarding, the Academic Senate has highlighted his intense teaching and research activities, various institutional commitments undertaken on behalf the University of Pisa and his dedication to technology transfer activities. In particular, it was emphasized that Professor Manara has helped set up CUBIT research laboratory, having been its President since its founding in 2007.

CUBIT. C​ubus project, co-financed under Tuscany POR FESR 2014-2020