The Smartest Region!
An expert panel of the national competition Smart Cities for the Future sought regions with
interesting and smart ideas in the 2017 Project and Idea categories. Representatives of the
Moravian–Silesian Region received the top award in the Idea category. “We’re tracking an
independent path and want to inspire others at home and abroad,” said the Deputy Governor
for the Transport and Smart Region, Jakub Unucka, about the award.
We are saving – the smart way
The first projects are already underway. In September,
the Moravian–Silesian Region launched a pilot network for the internet of things, which is being provided
to entrepreneurs free of charge. Sensors to measure
weather and indoor conditions (movement sensors,
water flow rate sensors, etc.) are the first devices to
be connected. The Data Analytics Centre was also
launched. A team of experts operating at the centre
uses the VŠB-TUO supercomputer, especially to process transport data.
fuelling stations in the region by 2020,” said Jakub
The region is very active in transport. Laser measurement of asphalt layers on roads has been completed to
check that the region is not being cheated by its contractors during repairs. The region plans to focus on building a network of charging stations and rapid charging
stations for electric cars and bikes in the near future.
“We would also like to have at least two hydrogen
The region organised a competition for the best
smart solutions to demonstrate to its residents that
smart technologies can be put into practice very
quickly. Mobile telemedicine terminals are a great
example of this, as they are set to eliminate many problems and deliver greater convenience for physicians
and clients of social facilities.
The Moravian-Silesian Region
was awarded the Smart Region
title for its Smarter Region
concept and vision.