Pilot smart urban Ecosystems leveraging Open innov.. (PEOPLE)
Pilot smart urban Ecosystems leveraging Open innovation for Promoting and enabLing future E- services
Start date: Nov 1, 2010,
End date: Jan 31, 2013
PEOPLE aims at speeding up the uptake of smart cities through the rapid implementation, deployment and uptake of innovative internet-based services in order to allow facing the main challenges of developed cities at present and towards their future quality of life. This will be enabled by designing and implementing citizen-driven open innovation methodologies and processes.For these purposes, during PEOPLE project, four pilot Smart Open Innovation Urban Ecosystems will be created to become seeds towards sustainable smart cities for the people to live better at. We will call them PEOPLE Pilots, and they will be heavily networked in order to enhance the total impact by creating synergies and increasing knowledge generation and uptake.Four pilots will be created during the project, at four different European cities: 1) Bilbao, in Spain; 2) Vitry sur Seine, in France, belonging to the Isle de France area, close to Paris; 3) Thermi, in Greece and 4) Bremen, in Germany.8 Open Innovation loops will be run during the project on a 3-month basis, starting from the very beginning in order to incorporate users from early stages, while fully defining the scenarios and needs to tackle and services to deploy (including definition of functional and non-functional requirements). These loops will also be important for testing and validating all project results, as well as services from other projects being tested within PEOPLE Pilots.The final aim is to end the project with a portfolio of ICT services really deployed at each Pilot: 1) Resulting from/giving answer to the actual interests and needs of the different stakeholders in the Pilot; 2) Although they could be deployed as prototypes at the end of the project, they would have been completely tested and validated by users, also considering the businesses models needed for their final time-to-market and future exploitation.
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