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KENTYOU, data intelligence for smarter cities

Published on 15 December 2022
​Tools to help communities navigate digital transformation

Kentyou helps cities harness digital technology to build smarter, more sustainable urban environments. This Grenoble startup develops digital twins based on open-source technologies and offers IoT solutions for simple, transparent connectivity with existing systems.

Cities are sitting on mountains of data—IoT devices and open data platforms being the main sources. Kentyou's mission is twofold: firstly, to facilitate data access, unification, and processing. Secondly, to help communities obtain actionable information for decision-making. Kentyou’s philosophy is open source: The technology leverages an interoperable platform (sensiNact) that supports twenty different IoT communications protocols (ZigBee, LoRa, Sigfox, etc.). Any one of these protocols can be used to remotely access unified data sources, and new data sources can be integrated in less than 10 minutes. The number of use cases is staggering, from city traffic optimization to pollution and climate data applications.

Kentyou’s innovation is the result of nearly ten years of CEA research in the fields of artificial intelligence and data platforms. Partnering with the CEA allowed the startup to connect with many municipalities around the world. Today, its solution is being rolled out in fifteen cities in Europe, South Korea, and Japan.

Key figure: 10 minutes

Average time it takes to integrate a new data source

Current market:

  • Transportation and mobility
  • Buildings
  • Government

Targeted markets:

  • Marketplace: applications for government

Technologies used:

  • AI and sensiNact data platform

Year founded: 2020

CEA Institutes: CEA-Leti and CEA-List