There are many forces that are putting the resilience of our Critical Infrastructures to the test, such as climate change, urbanization, distributed energy resources, energy transition, food scarcity, global defense, hyper-connected smart grids, and the related increase in cyber-crime. By threatening the networks that our society depends on, they also threaten the safety and security of citizens all over the world.

In 2015, the United Nations set forth a new set of sustainable development goals (SDGs), thereby raising awareness of the need to be sustainable and resilient. The established goals include ending poverty, stimulating peace and prosperity, and fostering economic, social and technological progress for all.

In its resolution, the UN (Agenda 2030) announced the following objective:

We are determined to take the bold and transformative steps which are urgently needed to shift the world on to a sustainable and resilient path. As we embark on this collective journey, we pledge that no one will be left behind.

SIM-CI strongly shares these goals and values. Therefore, SIM-CI believes that its simulation platform contributes to the development of a more resilient world. In order to achieve these goals, set out by the UN, such as eradicating poverty, stimulating prosperity and providing economic progress to all, it is essential that we fortify our gas, energy, electricity and mobility networks. Disruptions to CIs can have disastrous consequences, from leaving citizens without power to disrupting entire economies. Preventing and mitigating these risks serves to protect our economies, as well as our people.

Using ‘Digital Twin City’ technology, it becomes clear how different networks are (inter)dependent on each other and what risks citizens face when these networks are disrupted.

The SIM-CI suite is a cloud-based tool that can provide crucial insight into the state of our networks. Using ‘Digital Twin City’ technology, it becomes clear how different networks are (inter)dependent on each other and what risks citizens face when these networks are disrupted. SIM-CI’s ‘Simulation as a Service’ software provides exactly what we need in order to futureproof and safeguard our vital infrastructures: real-time insight into how various scenarios can affect our cities.

 

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