Bionatics and Scaleway join forces to help provide digital sovereignty for smart, sustainable, and citizen-oriented territories

Paris, Nov 29th, 2021 – Bionatics, an expert in 3D modeling for territorial resources and related data, and Scaleway, the leading alternative Cloud provider in Europe, are pooling their skills and experience to create a “smart territories” solution that is accessible to all, with a focus on sovereignty and sustainability.

This is no small challenge. It involves making collaborative territorial management easier; offering simple 2D/3D interactive visualization of local resources; ensuring secure and ethical management for many different data sources; and providing open applications and practical participative services for decision-makers, agents, and residents. These aspects all need to be managed with strict respect for territorial digital sovereignty and ethics, and a firm commitment for building a sustainable territory.

Launched at the french Mayors’ Conference (Salon des Maires) starting on November 16, 2021, the Vivr’ici platform (which means “living here” in french) is a sovereign solution that meets all these criteria. As its name implies, Vivr’ici “living here” reminds us how important it is to protect our territories’ assets – including digital resources – as they host many parts of our lives. The solution is developed by Bionatics and hosted on the Scaleway cloud.

“Digital sovereignty is a major focus, a necessity for developing our businesses and territories. We defend shared values with Bionatics. It simply makes good sense for us to work together on this strategic topic leveraging our sovereign cloud, and we are delighted,” confirms Yann Lechelle, CEO of Scaleway.

Vivr’ici“living here” is based on a combination of three major technical environments: a 2D/3D interactive “smart territory agent that is both powerful and economical; secure management and careful integration of multiple data sources; and a set of modular collaborative and participative tools that are simple and open.

“During the conference, our company presented its vision of what it means to be a smart and citizen-oriented territory, especially regarding underlying and driving values, in the interest of all its active players. Without a doubt, a territory’s digital sovereignty, ethics, sustainable commitment, openness, and simplicity are major pillars,” explains Michel Murail, CEO de Bionatics.

At the Tuesday conference session, the company presented an analysis of the options available to territories, along with an explanation of its vision, identifying the values to be defended as strategic assets to preserve and develop our territories with contribution by the people who live there.

About Bionatics

Bionatics develops innovative solutions for smart, citizen-oriented territories, generating value and enriching data and digital services enabling the community to meet challenges related to growth, development, attractiveness, and living together.

A key provider in territorial modeling for the past 20 years, Bionatics leverages its expertise and technologies to provide a complete line of software and digital platforms featuring 2D/3D and integrated data for easy and understandable access to the many issues involved in building sustainable, sovereign, and ethical territories.

Bionatics collaborates with local authorities to successfully support their territorial projects, with a mission to establish and strengthen territorial digital assets as a common resource while respecting strategic, human, and environmental values.

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Project supported by Région Occitanie (South of France)

About Scaleway

Scaleway, leading multi-cloud service provider for developers and teams is catering to the global market with the essential mix of cloud computing resources that is flexible, cost effective, reliable, secure and sustainably powered. Scaleway is one of the few European providers to have full ownership over its stack, with no dependence on three levels: data center design and operation, hardware and software infrastructure, IaaS and PaaS. Scaleway has a daring approach that challenges the status quo, its ecosystem is designed to leverage market standards to make things simpler: S3 compatibility, a rolling up-to-date Kubernetes and Terraform support. Scaleway is constantly growing around the world, and currently serves hundreds of thousands of clients in over 160 countries. Scaleway’s services are deployed via six data centers located in three regions: Paris (France), Amsterdam (Netherlands) and Warsaw (Poland).

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