FLAMENCO, the successor to DISCOPAR, was a platform developed during a project funded by Agentschap Innoveren & Ondernemen (predecessor of VLAIO) and that aimed to deliver an open cloud-based software platform, designed for citizens to create and participate in citizen science campaigns.
To confront major challenges of today, our society requires fundamental transitions in the way we deal with energy, buildings, mobility, environment and health. The FLAMENCO project was the first step to unlock the potential for collecting enormous volumes of highly localised, person-centric data, which can support policy makers to assess urban processes in a way that was hitherto impossible.
During the 4 years of FLAMENCO, the platform was deployed at various partners of the user committee (i.e. Mobiel21, Fietserbond, Gents Milieufront, VITO)