Several cities in Spain (Santander, Seville, Malaga and Zaragoza) open up the vast amounts of data they hold for entrepreneurs and developers to experiment using FI-WARE technologies and the generic service components openly available in FI-LAB. Some other cities are aware of this movement and are starting to ask how to join the trend off open, accessible, innovative European smart city developments. On the other hand; other cities in Europe like Trento in Italy that has already available several open datasets are planning to make them available through FI-LAB in the very short term.
We believe this is a very significant step forward. Cities' open data together with open tools, like available in FI-LAB will allow entrepreneurs to develop innovative applications that may help to better manage city services and bring innovative services to the citizens.