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Dr Levent Gürgen

Country: France

Field of expertise / NGI Topic: AI

Organisation type: SME

Organisation’s full legal name: Kentyou

NGI-related portfolio (solutions,projects, platforms, etc…) We have an IoT platform and associated tools aiming at enabling open innovation in different domains in particular for smart cities, smart living, smart agriculture and smart mobility. It is based on the Eclipse sensiNact platform (, which is an open source project in the Eclipse Foundation, developed mainly by CEA, one of the major research institutions in Europe, and funded by several European H2020 projects. The platform addresses various technical challlenges that are cross-domain such as interoperability, dynamicity, scalability and reliable application development. It provides tools to rapidly build interoperability bridges accross different standards and protocols, distributed data processing and rapid application development. sensiNact activities have recently spinned off from CEA into a new start-up company, Kentyou, which will commercially exploit the platform with an open-core model. The core of the platform, associated tools and a set of protocol bridges will be provided as open source, while Kentyou will commercialise value-added services on top of the platform, build specific bridges, provided enforced security and enhanced data analysis/visualisation tools. Large-scale experimentations involving various stakeholders including end-users are very important to assess the platform and tools in close to real-life conditions. We are also the leading partner of the Urban Technology Alliance ( , which is an international testbed oriented alliance on smart cities, involving cities from Europe and Asia in particular, such as Santander, Grenoble, Taipei, Busan, Sejong, Fujisawa, Tsukuba, Saitama, Vancouver, etc. We are looking for extending our network to North America.

NGI focus areas for experiments governance, discovery, portability, renovation, platforms,

Field(s) of expertise / NGI Topic AI

Are you aware of any funding schemes available that could be used in conjunction with the funding of The Urban Technology Alliance ( can be an enabler to find funding from different international and national bodies, in addition to own funds from partners (private companies, municpalities) if they see a particular interest in the topic.

Do you have any early evidence of your project, platform, that you wish to share? We have conducted and get involved in several related international projects related to smart cities, smart farming, smart living, smart mobility, smart water management infrastructure, etc.: - BigClouT (smart city with EU and Japanese cities) - OrganiCity (EU cities testbed) - FESTIVAL (Federation of a smart city testbed with Japanese cities) - IoF2020 (smart ariculture with a wine yard monitoring pilot in Bordeaux) - ACTIVAGE (smart living with elderly) - DECENTER (EU-Korea project for distributed AI) - Brain-IoT (critical infrastructure management) Some more information about our platform can be found at

Which kind of experiments would you like to see funded via Open Calls?

I would like to see more application level experiments, involving innovative techologies related to IoT and AI in smart cities, smart rural areas, smart mobility and smart living.

The 30-months project will push the Next Generation Internet a step further by providing cascade funding to EU-based researchers and innovators in carrying out Next Generation Internet related experiments in collaboration with US research teams.

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