What is KIRA-digi?
Objectives of KIRA-digi
KIRA-digi implements the key project concerning the digitalisation of public services. The total funding for the KIRA-digi project, planned to end at the end of 2018, is about EUR 16 million, to be paid in equal halves by the state and the built environment and construction sector.
The aim is to make public construction and zoning information readily accessible to everyone, develop smoothly interoperable systems and harmonised practices, and initiate a host of experimental projects to create new innovations and business. Legislation must be developed to support digitalisation in the sector. Through this, we can create a fertile soil for a digital business ecosystem in the Finnish built environment and construction sector.
Three parts of the project
The aim is to promote the interoperability of existing information systems, open new interfaces to the public information and registers of authorities, and enable the building of new channels to facilitate information sharing between organisations in the built environment and construction sector. Standardisation will also enable machine-readability and, as a result, broader automation of processes. In this part of the project will leverage crowd sourcing to identify needs to develop interoperability, define sub-projects to promote the coordination and harmonisation of information, and build new information service interfaces. The standardisation of information management also involves development efforts related to terminology and nomenclature in the built environment and construction sector.
The aim is to identify and eliminate statutes that slow down digitalisation in the built environment and construction sector and amend the legislation to better enable the emergence of a digital ecosystem. This part of the part project employs crowd sourcing to recognise legislative pitfalls related to built environment processes and analyse them from the perspective of digitalisation. This serves as a basis for the conclusions relating to needs to make legislative amendments.
KIRA-digi also funds experimental projects and pilots which provide new kinds of solutions and practices for the benefit the entire value chain in the built environment and construction sector. The themes of the experiments may concern combining information, new services, standardising information, the Internet of Things and new operating models.