IoT Large Scale Pilots World Cafe

A World Café is a structured conversational process in which groups of people discuss a topic at several tables, with individuals switching tables periodically and getting introduced to the previous discussion at their new table by a “table host”. A café ambience is created in order to facilitate conversation. In some versions, a degree of formality is retained to make sure that everyone gets a chance to speak. Alternatively, the café concept can be taken more literally with everyone potentially talking at once. As well as speaking and listening, individuals may be encouraged to write or doodle on the tablecloth so that when people change tables, they can see what previous members have written as well as hearing the table host’s view of what has been happening.

Each LSP part of The IoT European Large-Scale Pilots Programme Projects is having a table at the World Cafe Workshop, taking place on Thursday August 31st 2017



ACTIVAGE (ACTivating InnoVative IoT smart living environments for AGEing well) brings together 48 partners from 9 European countries with the objectives to to build the first European IoT ecosystem across 9 Deployment Sites (DS) in seven European countries, reusing and scaling up underlying open and proprietary IoT platforms, technologies and standards, and integrating new interfaces needed to provide interoperability across these heterogeneous platforms, that will enable the deployment and operation at large scale of Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services, supporting and extending the independent living of older adults in their living environments, and responding to real needs of caregivers, service providers and public authorities. The project delivers the ACTIVAGE IoT Ecosystem Suite (AIOTES), a set of Techniques, Tools and Methodologies for interoperability at different layers between heterogeneous IoT Platforms and an Open Framework for providing Semantic Interoperability of IoT Platforms for AHA, addressing trustworthiness, privacy, data protection and security. User-demand driven interoperable IoT-enabled Active & Healthy Ageing solutions are deployed on top of the AIOTES in every DS, enhancing and scaling up existing services, for the promotion of independent living, the mitigation of frailty, and preservation of quality of life and autonomy.


AUTOPILOT (AUTOmated driving Progressed by Internet Of Things) brings together 43 partners from 14 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objectives to increase safety, provide more comfort and create many new business opportunities for mobility services. The market size is expected to grow gradually reaching 50% of the market in 2035. AUTOPILOT develops new services on top of IoT to involve autonomous driving vehicles, like autonomous car sharing, automated parking, or enhanced digital dynamic maps to allow fully autonomous driving. AUTOPILOT IoT enabled autonomous driving cars are tested, in real conditions, at four permanent large scale pilot sites in Finland, France, Netherlands and Italy, whose test results will allow multi-criteria evaluations (Technical, user, business, legal) of the IoT impact on pushing the level of autonomous driving.

  • IoF2020

IoF2020 (Internet of Food and Farm 2020) brings together 70 partners from 16 European countries with the objectives to to accelerate adoption of IoT for securing sufficient, safe and healthy food and to strengthen competitiveness of farming and food chains in Europe. It will consolidate Europe’s leading position in the global IoT industry by fostering a symbiotic ecosystem of farmers, food industry, technology providers and research institutes. The heart of the project is formed by 19 use cases grouped in 5 trials with end users from the Arable, Dairy, Fruits, Vegetables and Meat verticals and IoT integrators that demonstrate the business case of innovative IoT solutions for a large number of application areas. A lean multi-actor approach focusing on user acceptability, stakeholder engagement and sustainable business models boost technology and market readiness levels and bring end user adoption to the next stage. This development is enhanced by an open IoT architecture and infrastructure of reusable components based on existing standards and a security and privacy framework.


MONICA (Management Of Networked IoT Wearables – Very Large Scale Demonstration of Cultural Societal) brings together 28 partners from 9 European countries with the objectives to provide a very large-scale demonstration of multiple existing and new Internet of Things technologies for Smarter Living. The solution will be deployed in six major cities in Europe. MONICA demonstrates a large-scale IoT ecosystem that uses innovative wearable and portable IoT sensors and actuators with closed-loop back-end services integrated into an interoperable, cloud-based platform capable of offering a multitude of simultaneous, targeted applications. All ecosystems are demonstrated in the scope of large scale city events, but have general applicability for dynamically deploying Smart City applications in many fixed locations such as airports, main traffic arterials, and construction sites. Moreover, it is inherent in the MONICA approach to identify the official standardisation potential areas in all stages of the project.

  • SynchroniCity

SyncronicCity (SynchroniCity: Delivering an IoT enabled Digital Single Market for Europe and Beyond) brings together 33 partners from 9 European countries and 1 from South Korea with the objectives to deliver a Single Digital City Market for Europe by piloting its foundations at scale in 11 reference zones – 8 European cities and 3 more worldwide cities. SynchroniCity is working to establish a reference architecture for the envisioned IoT-enabled city market place with identified interoperability points and interfaces and data models for different verticals. This includes tools for co-creation & integration of legacy platforms & IoT devices for urban services and enablers for data discovery, access and licensing lowering the barriers for participation on the market. SynchroniCity pilots these foundations in the reference zones together with a set of citizen-centred services in three high-impact areas, showing the value to cities, businesses and citizens involved, linked directly to the global market.


Local challenge: The Traffic Management Center

The idea and purpose of the local visit:

The local visit organized in the Traffic Management Center is to demonstrate how the joint challenge big metropolises face as far as the sustainable and efficient smart transport is concerned can be solved by introducing ITS. As in other metropolis transport is closely linked with environment and particularly in Krakow and Krakow Metropolitan Area (KMA = Krakow + 13 nearby municipalities) it has the double impact. In the Strategy for Krakow and KMA, project led by Krakow Technology Park, it was stated that carrying out integrated transport policy in the KMA , constant increase of the share of collective transport by introducing ITS will significantly improve the quality of life of its inhabitants.

During the visit to the Traffic Management Center the participants will be able to see how the center is organized, what challenges the center faces every day, how was the process organized during the World Youth Days in Krakow in 2016 when it was coordinating over 2 million pilgrims in a few time peaks of the day and night and what solutions and tools where used to monitor and manage all transportation network with close cooperation with inhabitants to deliver tailored solutions to end users requirements and expectations as far as transport is concerned.

Hosting entity: Krakow Road and Transport Authority – the entity is responsible for traffic, public transport, cycling and walking management, as well as for street infrastructure maintenance and investments

Host leader: Lukasz Franek – Deputy Director for Transport; Lukasz Gryga – Chief Specialist in ITS; Michal Pyclik – Chief Specialist in PR

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Lukasz Franek is a deputy director at The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT) responsible for public transport, traffic engineering, cycling and walking. He previously worked at Krakow University of Technology where research fields cover traffic engineering and road safety, with a focus on vulnerable road users and walkability. He has 10 years of experience in sustainable mobility management and urban transport systems development, also within EU projects.

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Michal Pyclik – since 2006 he is working in The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT). Since 2008 he works in the Public Relations there and currently directs it. He has extensive experience with media in the area of urban and transport infrastructure.

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Lukasz Gryga is a traffic engineer and IT specialist working in The Board of Municipal Infrastructure and Transport in Cracow (ZIKiT) as a chief specialist in Traffic Management Department. Since 2008 has worked on implementation and management of Intelligent Traffic Systems (ITS) in Krakow which are concentrated on traffic lights, variable messages signs and passenger information. He also helps with current operation and development of Traffic Control Center.

Means of transport: Organized

Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h – 2 h


Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: Smarting up your city in smart mobility

Address: Centralna 53 Street, Krakow

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Local challenge: Selective Waste Collection Point – Lamusownia

Selective Waste Collection Point for Cracow residents called Lamusownia

The idea and purpose of the local visit:

Lamusownia was built in 2011 and the investment was 85% co-financed from the Norwegian Fund. From the beginning Municipal Cleaning Company Kraków was its operator. In Lamusownia every citizen of Krakow can leave – free of charge – “problematic” waste, for example: bulk, electrical and electronic equipment, hazardous waste (paints, varnishes, batteries, fluorescent lamps, etc.) rubble and tires, as well as recyclables (paper, plastics, Tetra Packs).

In 2012, on average, 50 people visited Lamusownia each day. In total they left 2003 tons of waste. One year later, 85 people were using it daily (3664 tons in total for 2013), and in 2014 there were 90 people each day (4940 tons in total). Now it’s more than 100 on everyday basis.

The participants will visit “Lamusownia” (Selective Waste Collection Point for Cracow residents) and Large Waste Disposal Plant (also for electrical and electronic equipment) – Nowohucka 1 Street, operated by MPO Kraków (Municipal Cleaning Company).

Presentation of already introduced within MPO Kraków modular elements of circular economy – producing waste-based and non-polluting alternative fuels for cement plants, using large-scale logs from waste for the production of breeding boxes and bird feeders for wintering birds nesting in the city, collecting and using rain water for city cleaning. Information about MPO Kraków’s educational role: classes for primary school students, secondary schools and a special education programme for seniors and also programme letting local educational institutions collect waste batteries to earn free cinema tickets. Every year, over 10.000 attendees participate in workshops and events organized by MPO.

Hosting entity: Municipal Cleaning Company Kraków

Host leader: Piotr Odorczuk

Means of transport: Organized

Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h – 2 h

Website of the entity:

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Local challenge: Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building

The idea and purpose of the local visit:

Group visit to Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building (located in the city center at the Krakow University of Technology). Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building is a unique 1: 1 research laboratory. In an energyefficient building, independent climate zones are set up and the processes are fully automated and monitored by almost 3.000 people. Specialized sensors. The infrastructure of the MLBE building itself as a research object and its specialized measuring equipment allow to conduct interdisciplinary research in the field of widely understood energy-saving construction.

Hosting entity: Małopolska Laboratory of Energy Efficient Building hosted by Krakow University of Technology

Host leader: Marcin Furtak – director of the Malopolska’s Laboratory of Energy-Efficient Building.


Graduate and lecturer of the Cracow University of Technology. Architect. Affiliated with Cracow University of Technology since 2002. Since 2008, engaged in creating a strategy in field of energy-efficient and ecological building for Malopolska province. In 2011 appointed a member of the Polish Standardization Committee. In the years 2013-2014 Manager of Design Studio Landscape Architecture at the Architecture Faculty of the Cracow University of Technology. Scientific work combined with professional practice being the author of over a hundred projects architectural and urban planning. The winner of the architectural and building contests. In 2013, highlighted with the main prize of the Ministry of Labour and Social Policy for the best completed public utility object (Town Hall in Pawlowice). In 2014, designed by him bridge in Andrychow was awarded with the III degree in the competition “Construction of the year 2013” organized by the Polish Association of Construction Engineers and Technicians in conjunction with the Ministry of Infrastructure and Development, and the General Office of Building. In 2014, he published a scientific monograph entitled “Central Industrial Region (COP) 1936-1939. Architecture and urban planning”.

Means of transport: Organized

Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h – 2 h

Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: leveraging behavioral change for energy efficiency in buildings

Website of the entity: 

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Local challenge: Malopolska Greenery Authority

“Woonerf at Krupnicza street – designing the city with end users”

The idea and purpose of the local visit:

The Municipal Greenery Authority (ZZM) in Krakow was established on 1 July 2015 as a unit responsible for managing green areas in Krakow. Thanks to creative approach of ZZM, the green areas in Kraków have gained a caring caretaker. At present, the list of green areas of the municipality of Krakow, which is a permanent maintenance of The Municipal Greenery Authority in Krakow, is 1514 ha. Since the beginning of its activities, they focus on cooperation with inhabitants of the city consulting special green planning and engaging them in the undertaken projects. The scope of cooperation is wide through educational workshops and a series of actions involving them in the co-creation and design process to finish with planting flowers and trees in parks.

The visit is strictly connected with the workshop that will be held on Thursday 31st August.

On the way to Krupnicza street, we will stop at the Malopolska Garden of Art for the short presentation how the inhabitants get involved in creating woonerf at Krupnicza Street so far. It has been a long process and still a lot is going on here. The challenge was to get interest and involvement of inhabitants to undertake joint activity that will end with project development and implementation. One of the new approach undertaken by City of Kraków in recent years is to improve the quality of life in the city by introducing parklets and microparks to create green, inhabitants friendly spaces in old historic city center, where dense urbanization takes place. The purpose of the visit is to take a closer look at the process of designing the first woonerf in Krakow that has to accommodate the needs of both pedestrians and cyclists in a modern urban living space and create something attractive on the workshops on Thursday thanks to ENoLL community.

Hosting entity: The Municipal Greenery Authority (ZZM)

Host leader: Katarzyna Przyjemska-Grzesik – Project Manager ,,Krakow in green”; Katarzyna Opałka – Landscape Architect, Urban Space Development Specialist; Barbara Kaźmirowicz – Architect; Iwona Kluza-Wąsik – Landscape Architect

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Katarzyna Opałka – landscape architect and gardener. She works as a specialist of creating the public spaces. Always willing to join the local social initiatives which can improve the quality of public spaces and through it the quality of living in the city. Her motto is: “City for people not for cars”.

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Barbara Kaźmirowicz – architekt IARP with a  degree of Cracow University of Technology, further qualification in sustainability architecture. Leads projects through the complicated administration process of building law.  She also has a passion for small architecture design like arbor, pergola, street furniture made of natural material. A great fan of mountain biking.

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Iwona Kluza-Wąsik – tries to combine two main fields in the work for the city green management in Kraków: landscape architecture and economics. Graduated in Spatial Development at Cracow University of Economics and Landscape Architecture at Cracow University of Technology. A lover of the idea of urban farming, social participation, hortiterapy, eatable flowers and weeds as well as mysterious historical parks.

Means of transport: Organized

Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h -2 h

Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: innovating through co-creation

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Local challenge: LifeScience Krakow Cluster

The idea and purpose of the local visit:

LifeScience Krakow Cluster (LSK) is a network of institutions from Krakow and Małopolska Region (Poland) which collaborate in order to develop and deliver to the market innovations for health and quality of life. These organizations represent six areas of interests: biotechnology and life science business, research & development, science and education, healthcare, business support and local government actively guiding and facilitating the cooperation at the regional level. As such the LSK is the perfect exemplification of so-called Triple Helix cooperation. Established in October 2006, LSK has been the concept of Jagiellonian University developed in conjunction with another bold decision taken in 2004 — to build first technology park in Poland to be devoted to life sciences. Due to availability and access to EU funds, only in the two recent years more than 0,5 billion € have been put in research infrastructure and research programs solely by LifeScience Klaster members in order to build both capacity and opportunity for collaborative development.

The aim of the visit: presentation of TTO platform and life science projects, discussion on building partnership, sharing know-how and best practices in the area of healthcare and medicine, pharmacology and drug development, food and agriculture.

Hosting entity: LifeScience Krakow Klaster

Host leader: Kazimierz Murzyn – Managing Director of LifeScience Krakow Cluster. TTO (Tech Transfer Offering) project leader, designed the TTO Platform and has administrated it since the introduction.


Kazimierz Murzyn – president of the Klaster LifeScience Krakow Fundation and Managing Director of the LifeScience Krakow cluster initiative; V-ce Chairman of Global Innovation Network (GIN) Inc. Non-for profit organisation in North Carolina, USA;  Member of Biotechnology Committee of Polish Academy of Science; Chair of the Regional Working Group “Life Sciences” in Malopolska. He has experience in the field of economic and business development, including large scale projects financed by PHARE, ISPA (evaluation of environmental, social and economic issues); has developed and/or evaluated tendering documentation for PHARE, ISPA projects in areas incl. HRD, job creation and employment projects in different regions in Poland; influenced policies and conducted economical & financial analysis and evaluations.

Means of transport: 10 minutes on foot from Krakow Technology Park

Time of visit: Approximately 1,5 h – 2 h (DAY 2 of OLLD)

Workshop: This local challenge is connected to a workshop: Involvement of Stakeholders in Improvement of Tech Tranfer Process and supporting TT platform

Website of the entity: 

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Visits in the region: Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial and Museum

There is much to see and do in the Malopolska region. One of the most visited and recognized sites is Auschwitz memorial.

The Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial and museum is a former German Nazi concentration and extermination camp. In 1979 it was inscribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Auschwitz is a well-known symbol of the Holocaust – it was established in 1940 by Germans on the outskirts of the city of Oświęcim (Auschwitz). Initially it was created to become a regular prison to replace the local ones that were overpopulated but soon it became apparent that it is primarily a death camp.

The prison has been divided into three main camps and many sub-camps, the largest section has been built in the city of Brzezinka (Birkenau). The local population – Poles and Jews – living nearby the camp were evicted – their houses demolished – and many of them have been imprisoned.

To this day the Auschwitz-Birkenau camp is a reminder of the cruelty of humanity and the dangers of fascism. It is also a symbol of the past to take into consideration by the generations of today and tomorrow to avoid such crimes all over the world.

You can reserve an individual guided tour to the museum on the official site of Auschwitz-Birkenau.

However, there are many private guides who provide both transportation to Auschwitz and back to Kraków, as well as guided tours. Here are some of our recommendations:

Every hotel in Kraków should be able to tell you more about the trip to Auschwitz and organise it for you, so we suggest you to turn to your receptionist.

Read more about Auschwitz on the official website of the museum and memorial.