Accompanying local communities towards a sustainable world

Accompanying local communities towards a sustainable world

We help to improve the quality of life in rural areas.

As a privileged partner of local authorities in France, Inetum has been managing software solutions for more than 30 years for urban planning, property, technical services and public territorial infrastructure managers (water networks, airports, buildings, green spaces, ports, stations...), but also for healthcare, financial management, human resources management, school transport, taxation, civil security, and more.

This long-standing experience with territorial organizations provides us with a detailed knowledge of the needs of local authorities to develop solutions to modernize their production tools, improve their operations, explore new services and, ultimately, better meet the expectations of the population.

Inetum is also very active in research and the creation of innovation ecosystems, notably through a team of some fifteen researchers and PhD students in the “Smart City” sector, relying in particular on the Entrepreneurship, Territory and Innovation (ETI) Chair at the University of Paris Panthéon-Sorbonne, which has a network of high-level correspondents, both in France and around the world.

Two years ago, we launched a programme to create “Smart City - Smart Territories” solutions that address three issues linked to those of Gare et Connexions:

  • Urban planning that favours denser housing around public transport hubs, and alternative forms of mobility, other than cars, to move towards Mobility-as-a-Service;
  • Thinking and seeing territorial governance through spatio-temporal data platforms to simulate the evolution of inhabitants’ infrastructure needs with a view to decarbonization, preservation of natural resources, and an inclusive approach to access to services;
  • Diagnosing the local service offer for users in a region, and the capacity to mesh the urban, peri-urban and sparsely populated areas with a new centres (the quarter-hour-city and half-hour-territory concept) with a view towards territories with a High Quality of Social Life (HQSL).

Working for the city of tomorrow

Our Smart City offers

We have been working for several years on European research projects around more environmentally friendly mobility (Superhub: multimodal mobility and customization of trips, H2020 project from 2012 to 2015, Electrific: Insertion of electric vehicles in a development of uses and smart recharging with priority to ENR, 2016 to 2019, POC on the optimization of the service of urban bus lines in Belfort thanks to analytics and Big data), and are currently developing innovative solutions based on machine learning and blockchain around the following themes:

  • Innovative mobile applications dedicated to the search and planning of cycling, multimodal or purely electric vehicle itineraries (car, bus, scooter...) that give users access to booking services and facilitate eco-responsible mobility, and that enable communities to collect data on the geography of mobility practices and priority investment areas;
  • Incentive and motivation systems for commuting to convert of solo car trips into more sustainable mobility (car-pooling, walking, public transport), by means of an electronic wallet based on the blockchain and allowing:
    • travellers to transform such trips into “local development money” (Nudge Money concept) that gives them benefits and discounts on local services;
    • local authorities to collect data on these journeys as proof of carbon impact in a format designed for aggregation and allowing access to dedicated green financing (Green Bonds, Aid and Subsidies, Carbon Market, etc.).

Development in dense, peri-urban and low-density areas is subject to a set of regulations in which travel plans (urban, corporate, etc.) must comply with multi-domain constraints (minimization of land artificialisation, impacts on natural areas, forests and biodiversity, densification, etc.).

Today, we are developing solutions to cross and model these constraints in integrated systems in order to take into account the impacts of infrastructures, especially mobility infrastructures, on the territory. These solutions are based on the processing of satellite images, algorithms for calculating composite indicators, and isochrony calculations.

They allow us to digitally apprehend the different scales of territorial development, in which passenger-flow management is a major issue.

Simulating urban and territorial changes in order to imagine new services based on the concept of geo-territorial hyper proximity is one of the main contributions of the research and development work of the ETI research chair of which Inetum is an industrial partner.

In the scope of scientific work on territoriality and the various components thereof, including healthcare, we have developed a HQVS (High Quality of Life in Society) methodology to create a self-benchmarking tool on the concept of proximity for communities.

Based on an in-depth exploration of territorial resources using a digital aggregation platform, we integrate algorithms and processing to understand the correlations between the essential data of a territory.

Mayors can for example use an indicator to estimate the Index of High Quality of Social and Environmental Life of a district in order to factualize a territorial diagnosis per district, and prioritize themes and places of priority investment: deficient areas per district, stakes of regrouping of services, mutualization of public infrastructures, incentive policies, etc.