OnePlan, a UK-based digital mapping technology startup, has entered into a partnership with the organizing committee for the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The firm, based in London, will become an official supporter of Paris 2024, which “will use OnePlan’s venue twin and GIS mapping software for more efficiency and collaboration”, it was announced yesterday (April 12).
Paris 2024 has said that “the level of detail and collaboration OnePlan provides has the potential to streamline processes for the organizing committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Paris 2024 and its stakeholders.”
The firm’s technology will be used to provide assistance across sectors such as transport and TV broadcast, with its use reducing the need for site visits by the various stakeholders involved.
Paris 2024 has said that this will “contribute to a positive legacy for France, and for future major events, who organizers can benefit from the improved collaborative and operational opportunities available to international stakeholders.”
The OnePlan ‘venue twins’ to be used at Paris 2024 are being created through software that “leverages some of the latest computing and processor technologies.”
OnePlan has already set to work on mapping and creating digital twins of several planned Paris 2024 venues, with the technology to eventually span every stadium and venue to be used.
OnePlan joins the lowest level of the Paris 2024 commercial partners program, adding its name to a tier that already includes the Optic 2000 opticians chain, IT firm DXC Technology, catering company Sodexo, recruitment company Randstad, and customer relationship management (CRM) provider Salesforce, the last brand to come on board.
Official supporters sit below top-tier premium partners and mid-ranking official partners.
The premium partner list includes financial services firm BPCE, the energy supplier EDF, telecoms provider Orange, and healthcare company Sanofi.
Tony Estanguet, the Paris 2024 president, said: “The way in which we use technology is evolving, and our partnership with OnePlan will facilitate the work of our teams and our entire ecosystem. We will be able to leave a new way of organizing events helped by technology.”
Paul Foster, founder and chief executive at OnePlan, added: “Paris 2024 will be a landmark Olympic and Paralympic Games, driven by innovation and sustainability. Our collaborative, easy-to-use software will streamline the planning of all event and venue operations before and during the Games.”
The total planned sponsorship revenue for Paris 2024 is €1.1 billion ($1.3 billion).