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The DikaS project increases understanding of the social dimension of digital twin

Artikkelikuva: Project introduction

The purpose of the DikaS project is to increase understanding of the digital twin and of how socio-economic phenomena can be analysed with data describing the built environment.

Objective

The DikaS project aims to expand the usability of digital twins as knowledge management tools in various contexts beyond city planning. 

The project is a preliminary study that will provide an up-to-date description of the current state of the digital twin in terms of the premises of its social dimension, the preconditions for its utilisation and its potential.

In particular, the project aims to examine how current social challenges, such as prevention of segregation, climate change adaptation and accessibility of services, can be promoted through the opportunities offered by the digital twin.

The project will also launch longer-term co-creation work and lay the groundwork for later, more impactful follow-up development steps by bringing together different operators.

Duration, partners, funding and total budget

The project is a preliminary study that will be carried out during the period of 1 November 2023–30 June 2024.

The project is being carried out by Forum Virium Helsinki. Co-creation will be carried out with the involvement of stakeholders. 

The project is party funded with so-called AKKE funding (‘Supporting sustainable growth and vitality in the regions’) granted by the Helsinki-Uusimaa Regional Council. The total budget of the project is 59,984.96 euro.

The role of Forum Virium Helsinki

The project is being carried out by Forum Virium Helsinki. Forum Virium will coordinate the co-creation, survey best practices and compile the network’s ideas and needs to lay the groundwork for new services and larger development projects.

Stakeholders will be approached using various data collection methods. Operations will be monitored by a steering group consisting of the project’s key stakeholders.

Forum Virium will compile a final report on the project.

Benefits for Helsinki

The project will strengthen cooperation and co-creation between local operators and support later, more impactful follow-up development steps by bringing local operators together.

Sustainability and responsibility

The core theme of the project is to promote the addition of social dimensions to digital twins, thereby increasing the inclusion, well-being and vitality of the area.

Photo: Juha Valkeajoki, City of Helsinki