D7.1 Pilot area installation methodology and planning

The present document is the deliverable D7.1 “Pilot Installation Planning final version”.  This deliverable presents a top-level view of the installation plans of each pilot site, which define the activities that have to take place regarding installation and a timeline for the activities which will fulfil the requirements of MS8 ‘Pilot Installations Completed’ in Month 39 (March 2019), which leaves time for evaluation of use cases by the end of the project in M48.

The deliverable further aims to ensure that all pilot sites will have a feasible plan for their use case, so that the evaluation period will be sustainable.

In this deliverable, a common methodology and plan for each demonstration pilot site is set out. The common methodology for each pilot describes: the key benefit per use case, the infrastructure, the stakeholders, the installation requirements and the hardware and software that will be used. The methodology includes three main phases; Pre Installation, Installation and Post Installation which is described and detailed for each pilot site. The specific plans show the conditions at the pilot sites and provides details of the installation of the infrastructure needed for its use case. The Value Added Services, for the pilot sites, are defined in D.5.1 and are implemented in software according to the requirements of the pilot site.

There are four pilot sites which aim to demonstrate VICINITY different use cases. The two pilot sites in Norway, will be used to demonstrate VICINITY in Assisted Living, Building Monitoring, Energy Flexibility, Smart Neighbourhood and Intelligent Transportation/Parking domains. The Portuguese pilot site will demonstrate VICINITY in Neighbourhood Grid Ecosystem and will focus on Smart Buildings. The Greek pilot site will demonstrate VICINITY in the eHealth domain including assisted living and fitness and preventive medicine. 

Personal data will be collected in the pilot in the Greek Pilot site. Plans are in place for this data to be handled according to the GDPR. These include the VICINITY architecture, which does not store data content, and the creation of a Value-Added Service to manage private data for the Greek pilot according to GDPR requirements.

Having four different pilot sites with different approaches and domains will demonstrate that the VICINITY Platform can give value to a wide range of scenarios. The use case scenarios were driven by the stakeholder needs and include equipment and services that need to be integrated and installed according to a detailed plan.

All the pilot partners have been involved in VICINITY from the beginning of the project. The cooperation with the stakeholders has been already a part of their activities, while they have good knowledge of the functionality and architecture of VICINITY. This has helped in creating a detailed installation plan, since pilots are familiar with both stakeholders needs and VICINITY technical aspects which will be integrated in the pilot site.