As a closure for the first edition of the MCS 2014/2015, final presentations from all students were held at the School of Architecture of Madrid.
Among invited tutors and professors were Jose? Mari?a de Lapuerta, MCS Director; Andre?s Monzo?n, Transport and Mobility coordinator, and Sergio Ramos, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Management coordinator and VentureLab director, who carried the session as tutor for all the Master Final Thesis.
Also were invited Toma?s F. Serna, lawyer and invited professor within the VentureLab area, and Luis Eduardo Dejo, Senior Design Researcher and Innovation Strategist at Telefonica I+D.
Students presented their work both within the VentureLab and also as their research Master Final Thesis.
The students’ presentations, themes and teams within the VentureLab final projects were:
Design of a city wide analytics department.
Javier Dorao and Guillermo Vela?zquez Romera
It is a sharing service of mobile phones' sim cards focus on tourists. The service will include calls and broadband Internet connection. The innovative approach is in the business model (Sharing product) and in the logistic process.
GCS - Global City Scientists
Javier Garci?a, Raffaele Sisto, Paula Alama?n, David Duque
GCS is an online network for rising professionals in the smart city context. This website aims to be the city scientists' association of this novel sector.
App&Breakfast (an app by cazadesayunos.com)
Cristina Armun?a, Alberto Arenal
The Airbnb of breakfasts. The best way to enjoy local breakfast in Madrid.
I Love My City #ILMC
Alberto Quintanilla, Jose? Antonio Gismero, Renato Rodrigues
Social network add-on, mostly "image and short comment" based, exclusively to exchange images and information about the City and establish a mechanism of interaction between administrators and citizens. That should be able to address "how the citizens are perceiving the city", "what could be improved", "what I like most" etc. A background machine-learning feature would extract information from it.
BICISTEMA, Changing the way we move in cities.
Bicycle transport system towards a new city model, Bicistema the network of bicycle stations to make urban cycling a safe, easy and convenient transport system. Bike sharing system, bike secure parking, changing facilities, public transport services, green areas and public spaces for those arriving by bicycle.
Raquel Garci?a, Anouchka Lettre?, Fiamma Pe?rez
We are designing a solution for family leisure. The problem we are tackling is the need of conciliating parents and children interests when they are enjoying together their leisure time, visiting a cultural place.
Our solution is an app to guide kids through museums and make them having the best time of their lives while learning about culture and history. Parents will also have the opportunity to experience the museum as grown-ups but at the same time they would love interacting with the kids and this fabulous app.
The app will allow kids to have a description of what they are perceiving adapted to their age, skills, interests, their vocabulary, their previous knowledge...
One important feature of our project is its scalability, because it can be implemented in any space, ranging from a single room (e.g. an exhibition hall in a museum) to a whole city.
Carmen Asenjo, Yara Falakha
“Urban planning has been going on for quite a number of years with a rather missing Toolbox” claims Jan Gehl in The Human Scale documentary (2012). We believe so too. Cities are living concepts in constant transformation built upon ontological design principles, stating that we design our world while our world acts back on us, and designs us back. With that in mind, it is rather obvious that the urbanization rates and the amount of people contributing in “designing” their cities is quite disproportional. The main vision behind our CAPA[CITIES] project is to fill this gap mostly regarding the development of urban public spaces, by providing people with the necessary tools to enable them to be proactive citizens, take part in the decision-making processes, and be part of a global community of city designers. The 21st century is thought to be the century of interface and ideas sharing; we believe that by combining the right mindsets with the right tools, the quality of life in cities could be drastically improved. Accordingly we propose the development of an online platform based on a Connect & Develop strategy, a discovery journey through which a community of people would be able to share creative commons, knowledge and feedbacks through comprehensive and visual patterns.
A device capable to sniff the data traffic in the surrounding area. It obtains information about the surrounding connected devices via their Wi-Fi and/or Bluetooth adapters and sends it to a server. Wi-Fi and Bluetooth information allows to individually identifying each connected device only with its MAC Address. This, in turn allows to uniquely identifying individuals (owners).
Following these presentations, students presented their Research Work within the Masters’ Final Thesis:
Advanced Grid 2.0 Initiatives and the Introduction of Distributed Energy Resources. Discussion of Pricing Proposals
Alberto Quintanilla. Project Supervisor: O?scar Garci?a
Public transport users' expectations and willingness to pay for a multimodal public transportation mobile app in Madrid
Guillermo Vela?zquez. Project Supervisor: Andre?s Monzo?n
A 'shared', city-wide approach to turn urban big data into local civic energy
Daniel Sarasa. Project Supervisor: Sergio Ramos
Infrastructural design and waterway integration in Europe
Anouchka Lettre?. Project Supervisor: Bernardo Ynzenga
Feasibility of DC power grids in indoor lighting installation
Jose? Antonio Gismero. Project Supervisor: O?scar Garci?a
Urban mobility strategies to achieve low carbon cities
Fiamma Pe?rez. Project Supervisor: Andre?s Monzo?n