Rennes Metropole

Digital transition

RUDI - Rennes Urban Data Interface

Since 2017 and the pre-launch of the metropolitan public service on data, Rennes Métropole has been leading a genuinely collaborative and partnership-based strategy on data. We are now entering a new stage in this endeavor, which is becoming all the more tangible with the creation of the RUDI portal. This tool will allow Rennes’ citizens to take back control over their personal data and give local companies the opportunity to improve the production of services that are efficient, cost-effective and respectful of public interest.

Isabelle Pellerin, Vice-President of Rennes Métropole, in charge of research, higher education and innovation
The project in numbers
455 000
inhabitants live in 43 municipalities constituting Rennes Métropole
32 000
companies and 69 000 students
335
data sets available in open data
1000
citizens recruited to co-create the project along with the 12 partners involved
3,962,728
Total ERDF budget granted
Challenge addressed

Under the pressure of new actors in the digital sector, cities are subject to a double requirement in providing local public services: adapting to new quality standards (speed, flow, individualization…) and guaranteeing that the criteria inherent to public services are maintained (fair treatment, neutrality, continuity of service, protection of privacy). The provision of these services, while ensuring they remain both efficient and respectful of public interest, implies the ability to process very large volumes of heterogeneous data produced by a wide variety of actors
Composed of 43 municipalities, Rennes Métropole is one of the metropole pioneering open data. Its innovative public policies in terms of transports, urbanism, waste management or local democracy enabled it to achieve a mature reflection on the challenges surrounding data management and a strong capacity of action to address them.
The challenging aspect of this project resides in involving administrations, private companies (startups and major groups), associations, researchers and Rennes Metropole inhabitants in the creation of an interface providing easy access to a great diversity of data in terms of nature, volume and production methods. The terms of access to, and use of data, are defined in a collaborative mode between every partner in the project. 

Solution proposed

The RUDI interface project consists in developing an innovative web portal, which grants access to the area’s data in order to promote the use of this data by each of the project’s partners but also by the all Rennes’ citizens. Conceived as a “data social network”, RUDI is based on the creation of a meta-catalog of data and offers features directed towards individuals to enhance their knowledge of, and control over their personal data, and towards the project holders to facilitate management of data rights and the implementation of innovative economic models. 

Partnership
  • Rennes Métropole
  • Research Institute of Computer Science and Random Systems, Rennes 1 University
  • WesternLab for Economics and Management, Bretagne Sud University - research centre
  • Signal and Image Processing Lab, Rennes 1 University - research centre
  • Ouishare Experience SAS
  • Fing Association - NGO
  • Tiriad - private organisation
  • Development council of Rennes Metropole
  • Keolis Rennes  - public service provider
  • Enedis Bretagne - public service provider
  • GRDF Customers Territories Center West - public service provider
  • Ouest-France - press
Expected results

The key expected result is to have an effective data-sharing portal, which is used by its different beneficiaries and produces positive externalities over the entire territory. The transparency of personal data use and the capacity for citizens to take back control over their data as well as the number of effective public services produced by this work on data are results, which will become measurable upon the completion of the project.

Main milestones

January 2020: work on the project’s framework with the partners and definition of the working plan
July 2020: First version (called Alpha) of the RUDI portal and constitution of a citizen forum of citizens who will engage in the definition of the portal
May 2021: finalization of the RUDI prototype: beta version of the portal
July 2021: public event for the launch of usage tests for the portal 
May 2022: start of production of RUDI (version 1.0)
July 2022: general public event for the launch of RUDI 1.0

The project in numbers
455 000
inhabitants live in 43 municipalities constituting Rennes Métropole
32 000
companies and 69 000 students
335
data sets available in open data
1000
citizens recruited to co-create the project along with the 12 partners involved
3,962,728
Total ERDF budget granted
Contact of the project
Marion Glatron
Project coordinator
Simon Chignard
UIA Expert

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