Fluicity is a platform that uses new technology and data processing to strengthen the bond between local authority representatives and citizens and to boost local democracy. Fluicity's aim is to have as direct an impact as possible, in order to re-establish a relationship of trust between the two parties. Its expertise lies in increasing public participation in issues related to the city, providing data which representatives can act upon and accelerating the implementation of citizen initiatives.
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The three co-founders have worked for major groups in the digital industry, such as Google or Meetic. The team also has a sales director, an account manager and two community strategists. It should soon expand to include 13 employees.
4 questions to Fluicity
Where did you get the idea for this startup?
In France, 70% of people feel that politicians are not interested in their opinion, eight in ten believe that democracy no longer works and almost 40% of us did not vote in the last municipal elections. This is a record in the Fifth Republic. I found these figures striking. As a journalist, I spent seven years in the Middle East, where I saw people fighting to win the same rights that we’ve stopped exercising. I then joined Google, where I spent four years helping major companies to use technology and the cross-referencing of data to communicate with their customers, and to adapt their decisions on the basis of customer expectations. New technologies therefore have a key role to play in the changing relationship between organisations and their users. In July 2015, I founded Fluicity with a simple idea: to breathe new life into local citizenship using new information technologies and data segmentation.
Any recent good news?
Fluicity has been launched in Belgium with two cities signed up.
What is the most unexpected thing that your startup has made you do?
I received a letter from a mayor thanking me for “shaking up” their organisation.
In what way does your project revolutionise your category?
Fluicity is the citizen’s contribution to the smart city. We work on the basis of three pillars that encourage the emergence of a new model: a virtuous circle of smart participation. Through participation and unique user experience, we boost citizen involvement and foster the emergence of high-quality participation. With robust APLs and interoperable data, contributions are structured in such a way that they can be used in public policies. Lastly, we support local authorities during their digital transition process and improve trust over the long term through the joint construction of regional projects.