Project objectives

The project objectives are categorized according to three pillars:  Technical Excellence, User Adoption and Financial Sustainability. For every objective, relevant tasks and deliverables have been defined, accompanied by deadlines for delivery.

Technical Excellence

  • Objective 1.1: Develop, to the ready-for-market level, the evaGuide Mobile Applications, evaGuide Core and Crowd Modelling algorithms (Tasks T3.1-T3.2, Deliverables D3.1-D3.8, objective fulfilled by M15).

  • Objective 1.2: Integrate the individual subsystems into one common evaGuide platform that supports the complete lifecycle of a) the evacuation preparedness, b) support planning (including risk identification and assessment), c) training (enabling simulation and supporting exercises), d) day-to-day operations and finally e) real-time evacuation support (Task T3.3, D3.10, on M20).

  • Objective 1.3: Exhaustively test and demonstrate (see Task T2.4 description) the integrated evaGuide platform and establish, within the project lifetime, an operational demonstrator in one European stadium that represents the fully operational capabilities of the system (Task T2.4, D2.6, D2.8, D2.10 on M13-M21).

 

User Adoption

  • Objective 2.1: Validate the concept against FIFA (Federation International of Football Associations) and UEFA (Union European of Football Associations) regulatory frameworks, given the support of the European Stadium and Safety Management Association (ESSMA) to ensure that evaGuide supports operational requirements for stadia evacuation (Task T2.2, D2.4, finally delivered on M10).

  • Objective 2.2: Validate the evaGuide concept against ethical, legal and societal aspects to ensure that evaGuide features are in compliance with the above frameworks (Task T2.1, D2.3 and D2.11, finally delivered on M24).

  • Objective 2.3: Through the support of ESSMA achieve MoUs with other early adopters of the evaGuide platform (Task T5.2, D5.4 on M24).

  • Objective 2.4: Offer unique mobile-based content that will combine evaGuide features for safety, convenience and venue-specific content to the spectators of the stadium, to ensure the early adoption of users (Task T4.2, D4.3 and D4.6 on M17 and M24 respectively).

  • Objective 2.5: Review and contribute to existing standardization effort such as the ISO/TC 223 – Societal security, with respect to facility evacuation processes (special focus on ISO 22315 Societal security - Mass evacuation - Guidelines for planning), the CEN/ TC 391 on “Societal & Citizen Security”, the ETSI TC CYBER, the ERNCIP initiatives etc (Task T4.3, D4.7 on M24).

  • Objective 2.6: Establish methodologies and tools to ensure that the best practices and technologies are made aware to the market (Task T4.4, D4.4 and D4.8, initially delivered M18, final iteration M24).

 

Business Sustainability

  • Objective 3.1: Provide the validation means of the business and technical hypothesis of the evaGuide concept in order to minimise the investment risk and maximise potential yield after the end of the proposed project (Task T5.1, Deliverables D5.1 and D5.2, reached on M18 and M24 respectively).

  • Objective 3.2: Provide all necessary monetisation mechanisms  (licensing schemes, pricing strategy, etc.), including the establishment of a “virtual” company within the project duration, which will enable the rapid joint venture company establishment and revenue generation immediately after the end of the project (Task T5.1, Deliverable D5.3 on M24).

  • Objective 3.3: Provide a realistic business plan and scale up strategy of the project (Task T5.2, D5.4 on M24).

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The project outcome. A fully functional evaGuide platform demonstrator delivered for operational use to one stadium (most probably one of the ESSMA member stadia, selected on M2). The demonstrator will perform according to the adapted requirements defined by ESSMA and the stakeholders involved (finalized on M10), will be fully integrated (by M20) and tested (M21), ready to be commercially exploited by the new commercialization “vehicle” defined (M24).

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme, under grant agreement no 831154.