Smart Ecosystems Centre of Excellence

France Canada Chamber of Commerce, Ontario (FCCCO) announced the launch of the Smart Ecosystems Centre of Excellence (CoE), an alliance of solution experts formed to accelerate the benefits of smart technologies in a unique and integrated manner. The ecosystem brings together best in class French and Canadian companies with comprehensive solutions that span across the value chain to enable communities to create futuristic urban environments. The aim is to collectively gear towards improving quality of life metrics for the citizens, organizations, and society as a whole.

The Honourable Counsel General of France to Canada Mr.Marc Trouyet says, “The Chamber has a very strategic role to play to enable cross-pollination of innovation between Canada and France through this smart ecosystem.”

The members of the Smart Ecosystems CoE bring a proven track record of successful collaboration, solutions, and execution capabilities not only in Canada but also across the Atlantic in France. The CoE is equipped to provide unique solutions such as digital identity, autonomous transportation, integrated monitoring and control systems along with proven technologies of the smart grid.

“The Smart Ecosystem CoE aims to act as a catalyst in smart initiatives for our stakeholders by educating and advising, creating a library of proven solution options, achieving client goals anchored in leading innovative technologies and leveraging collective capabilities,” said Riva Walia, Managing Director France Canada Chamber of Commerce.

The members aim to collaborate beyond the boundaries of companies to solve complex industry issues using a series of proven solutions that solve a number of common problems faced by the various communities. The team of experts draws on learnings from diverse experiences and collaborate to deliver comprehensive Smart Solutions focused towards economic and social development.

The audience for this CoE includes but is not limited to: cities of all sizes, regions, campus building owners and managers, companies with real estate portfolios looking for seamlessly connected solutions (ecosystems).

All communities and organizations considering Smart Initiatives are invited to have a dialogue with the Smart Ecosystems CoE. Write to smart@fccco.org to initiate your Knowledge Xchange session and visit http://www.fccco.org/smart-cities-consortium to access their collective knowledge assets.

A brief summary of the Centre of Excellence capabilities: