Sense-City consists of a chain of innovative sensor equipment (design, prototyping, performance and risk evaluation) integrating nanotechnologies and providing data collection.

These models will be designed to allow climate chamber simulation of a large number of Sustainable City scenarios. The areas of interest will be energy in buildings, the quality and sustainability of urban networks and the quality of air, land and water, the monitoring of waste storage areas, sustainability, and security of infrastructures. Cutting-edge equipment essential to the prototyping, and evaluation of sensors will be organised around this flagship equipment. This program of activity meets the challenges posed by the complexity of physics on nanoscales.

Equipping cities and buildings with sensors connecting them will simplify the daily life of a growing urban population (in 2020, 90% of the French population will live in cities): highly accurate measurement of traffic, detection of free parking spaces, help with personal independence, presence detection, intelligent management of the energy of buildings, and more.

This equipment is unique in Europe.

The project will benefit locally from the supply of training by the research of PRES UPE, LCPC, ESIEE and ENPC.

The Sense-City project will generate new industrial partnerships, giving rise to numerous filings of patents, followed by publications. The operators of the City are waiting for the availability of these technologies to implement them: the integrative dimension of Sense-City explains the explicit support of enterprises involved in various capacities in the innovation chain (ranging from world leader to very small technological enterprises).