Tender CHALLENGES / Ioannina
Ioannina is the capital and the largest city of Epirus, a north-western region of Greece. Ioannina has a small, inhabited island within its area, which includes the so-called lake Pamvotida, where there are regular transportation services, using small boats, between the island and the city, with an important presence of tourists also for short periods of time. The Municipality aims to make this lake as green as possible, in collaboration with the island’s local community, as well as other stakeholders with activities in the lakeside area, improving the behaviour of various target groups (tourists, residents, businesses, etc.).
Ioannina is looking for socio-technical systems based on smart combinations of software and hardware (such as IoT sensors) that enable data collection, environmental impact monitoring, and facilitate behavioural change aimed at the use by tourists, residents or other stakeholders.
For instance, based on data about the factors of human activity that turn the lake into a greenhouse gas factory, an application could be developed that will be used by the residents in the area, tourists visiting the islet and other locations surrounding the lake, as well as owners of restaurants, hotels, or other businesses operating on site. Thanks to the app, they might be helped to figure out their footprint in the lake’s greenhouse gas factory, and how to change it based on their choices, e.g. on waste management, transportation, food management, agricultural activities, lake sports, etc. Gathered data should be made available to the Municipality for decision-making on the protection of the lake’s ecosystem and how to reduce the carbon footprint of the City.
Information on the location of the experimentation
To participate to the tender, please read our tender documentation, this page is a simple overview about the Ioannina challenge. To visit the documentation, click on the green button below.