European and International
Research Projects in the Public Sector


Maun Science Park

In the Maun Science Park Project, we will build a Smart Living Lab of 4IR enabled home community, a research institution, and educational institutions and a business incubator. Sustainable and affordable living combining global knowledge and 4IR technology with local tribal wisdom and culture will be at the core of this project.

This will be a unique opportunity for Botswana to act as a model for the development and adoption of smart, sustainable solutions.

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DE4A is a Member State-driven pilot, with the goal of facilitating migration towards European Digital Public Services co-delivered across borders, across sectors and with different participants, reinforcing trust in public institutions. Pilots involving secure access to key administrative procedures of real-life and business events. Innovative technologies like blockchain and machine learning will also be addressed for effective sharing of common services.

DE4A will take the baton from TOOP and further develop the scene for a Digital Europe for citizens as well as business and public service stakeholders.

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Insight and Enlight

This project aims to create a digitalized and user-friendly workflow by integrating and adapting market survey and decision analysis methods.

Key benefits are scalable and cost-effective solution to enable early, pro-active citizen participation for empowerment in public decision processes, transparency around all stakeholder groups inputs and the provision of tools for making rational and sustainable decisions in complex environments.

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Co-Inform is a European Union H2020 project with the objective to research the best methods to contribute towards a misinformation-resilient society.

Policymakers, fact-checking journalists and citizens will convene in different countries with the aim to test technological tools, platforms and fact-checking methods.

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Intending to increase the employability of young job seekers, SkillsMatch is a project initiated by us and co-funded by the EU Commission.

The project aims to develop an EU-wide system where users get help adapting to the conditions of the labour market, focusing on soft skills such as creativity, teamwork and collaborative ability.

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The “Once-Only” Principle Project (TOOP) explores and demonstrates the “once-only” principle through multiple sustainable pilots, using a federated architecture on a cross-border collaborative pan-European scale to identify drivers and barriers and to provide a basis for future implementations and wider use.

TOOP solutions will be a basis for the upcoming CEF OOP technical framework and the first implementing act

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Aims to develop a European wide learning technology system, that is dynamically adapted to changes occurring in the labour market.

The project will create classifications that will support retraining for acquiring the necessary e-skills and digital competences to access the desirable jobs within ICT or non-ICT sectors.

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STORK2 aims to contribute to the realization of a single European electronic identification and authentication area. It does so by building on the results of STORK (Secure idenTity acrOss boRders linked), establishing interoperability of different approaches at national and EU level, eID for persons, eID for legal entities and the facility to mandate.

STORK 2.0 laid the ground for extending authentication with secure attributes, to deliver trusted mandates and roles for citizen.

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Ground Truth 2.0

This project will demonstrate and validate six scaled up citizen observatories in real operational conditions both in the EU and in Africa. It will strengthen the full feedback-loop in the information chain from citizen-based data collection to knowledge sharing for joint decision- making and cooperative planning. br />

The project focuses on environmental indicators in urban and rural areas related to spatial planning issues, with a specific focus on flora and fauna as well as water availability and water quality for land and natural resources management.

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A European Union FP7-ICT project seeks to integrate open data and social media discussions into the broad range of information available to policy- and decision-makers and to build a decision support system that presents a visualization of information to assist in the decision-making and policy-making.

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Enabling youth workers reaching young people and delivering them activities through the latest technologies and digital media. The project aims to address the needs of youth organizations, youth services, and youth workers to better reach young people and deliver activities that ensure responsiveness to the trends in society such as new technology and tools in today’s digital era.

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PriMaaS vision is to promote the integration of traditional collective transport modes with personal and innovative ones by creating equitable mobility services truly focused on citizens' needs.

Policy instruments shall promote a fully integrated approach between all transport services, by using data gathered in real-time about travel demand and travel supply. Policy instruments shall ensure that the most affordable travel option has minimum carbon levels.

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CISMOB main vision is to promote innovative ways to reduce carbon footprint and increase the sustainability of urban areas by improving the efficiency of using urban transport infrastructure through ICT.

In a context of the increasing availability of sensor technology to monitor large amounts of data, a common challenge for policymakers is to use these data to manage current road networks to inform citizens to choose more sustainable mobility options.

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Botswana Speaks

The Botswana Speaks Parliamentary Initiative aim to enhance democratic processes in Botswana through the use of new ICTs by fostering communication between citizens and their elected representatives in the National Assembly.

The initiative runs a pilot online platform through which Members of Parliament can view citizens’ messages and treat them as meaningful policy preferences that will lead to actions with wider societal impact.

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STORK established a European eID Interoperability Platform that allows citizens to access eGovernment services securely, effectively and quickly in any Member State they live in, move to or temporarily reside by using the electronic identification systems provided by their home countries. It is implemented by a consortium of 35 partners, including 18 EU Member and the Associated States, several companies and organizations from the private, academic and civil society sectors.

The STORK Large Scale Pilot delivered the fundament for eIDAS, that is now the European standard for digital authentication.

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iMentors is the only e- infrastructure mapping project to date covering all e-infrastructures in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). The overall objective is to enhance the coherence and effectiveness of international actors involved in e-infrastructures development projects and initiatives in SSA.

The aim is to provide valuable insights into the gaps and progress made in the region. This will enhance the coordination of international actors involved in ICT initiatives in SSA.

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UPSIDE is an FP7 project aimed at strengthening ties within and between regions. It includes mentoring emerging triple helix clusters by established regions as well as establishing international ties for EU regions.

eGovlab will contribute by providing eGovernance expertise and infrastructure for other partners to test pilot ideas.

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Thundermaps is developing a smart city technology that enables citizens to engage with the public authorities and understand what happens in their city. Thundermaps uses data released by government agencies in a creative way to improve public safety and risk reporting. Simultaneously, this citizen-centric e-service facilitates community engagement and smart communication via interactive dialogue/reporting between the stakeholders involved.

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Munizapp is an application for smartphones that citizens can use to simplify the process of giving feedback or report problems and complaints in the area where they live. All that is required is to report a detected issue by taking a picture, and then send the notification via smartphone. Munizapp then communicates with the local case management authority.

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Is part of the UN action “Responsibility to Protect” (R2P), bringing together industry and academia to predict atrocities and prevent them.

The mission is to provide an early warning of precursors to genocide. War crimes. Ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity through crowds sourcing, big data and the impartial presentation of analytic results.

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