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January 19, 2023
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Smart public furniture 4.0 project in Stefan Voda, Moldova

Bus Shelter in Stefan Voda
Bus Shelter in Stefan Voda

SEEDIA Sp. z o.o. is one of the winners of the latest edition of the Polish Challenge Fund programme, as a company offering innovative solutions addressed, among others, to the public sector.

The goal of the implementation is a fully energy-independent solar bus shelter in the city of Stefan Voda in southern Moldova. The solar panels and batteries used in it will allow the city to reduce energy costs by 100% – compared to a traditional bus stop. Equipped with a smart lighting system which helps save energy by reducing light intensity level by several dozen percent when no one is around the stop. Air quality and noise sensors will collect current data which will be displayed on e-paper screen and Incity platform. A WiFi hotspot will provide those using public transportation with free internet access and multifunctional benches with their USB charging sockets and Wireless charger will increase the comfort of travel for transportation users. Bus shelter will be equipped with a rainwater collection container that will be used to irrigate plants in the storm garden next to the bus shelter. Additionally, it will allow water storage and retention, lowering the air temperature and reducing the number of dust particles in the air. The use of an e-paper display and management system InCity will give the opportunity to fully automate schedule management and display important public information.

Moreover, thanks to the platform, Stefan Voda city officials will be able to monitor functions and sensor data in real time to immediately respond to local challenges, better understand residents’ needs and make the right decisions.

“We are proud to participate in the Polish Challenge Fund program and apply our know-how in smart solutions for public spaces and building smart cities. We are confident that our project will contribute to improving the quality of life of Stefan Voda residents. The city management platform also has an open API. The strength of the data is its openness and the ability to analyze it and connect it to other city services and data to truly improve cities. Our technologies are a step towards being a smart city, i.e. modern and friendly to residents and tourists.” – says Piotr Holubowicz, CEO of SEEDiA Ltd.

The Smart public furniture 4.0 project will be implemented in the very center of the city of Stefan Voda, which will maximize the impact. The shelter will be located near the school where the traffic using public transport is the highest.

“We are very pleased to cooperate with SEEDiA within the framework of the Polish Challenge Fund program. The solar bus stop will respond to local needs and challenges facing our city. By using green technologies and smart solutions, we are able to increase the accessibility and quality of public transportation, while taking care of the environment and the health of residents.” – Vladislav Cociu, mayor of Stefan Vody, Moldova, said.

The implementation of the project will also include workshops and webinars, educating urban planning and sustainable development professionals, architects, and representatives of energy efficiency public agencies and local governments. The project Smart public furniture 4.0 is implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) through the Polish Challenge Fund, with the financial support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland.




UNDP – Polish Challenge Fund

Magdalena Kudlicka,, +48 795 550 628

City Hall of Stefan Voda & Purcari Community NGO:

Igor Luchianov: +373 691 03 469:

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