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Projects :: SMARTiP

SMARTiP: Smart Metropolitan Areas Realised Through Innovation & People - SMARTiP

The idea of the SMARTiP project is to take the experience developed by a wide range of existing user-driven, open innovation initiatives in Europe, particularly those developed through Living Labs, and to apply this experience to the challenge of transforming public services by empowering ‘smart citizens’ who are able to use and co-produce innovative Internet-enabled services within emerging ‘smart’ cities. The aim is to enable to adoption of open platforms for the co-production of citizen-centric Internet-enabled services in five test-bed sites, Manchester, Gent, Cologne, Bologna and Oulu. The objective is to enhance the ability of the cities to grow and sustain a ‘smart city’ ecosystem which can support new opportunities emerging for a dynamic co-production process resulting in more inclusive, higher quality and efficient public services which can then be made replicable and scalable for cross-border deployment on a larger scale. This will focus on a series of pilot projects, as outlined in section 2.4 ‘Technical Pilots’, covering three thematic areas: • Smart engagement; • Smart environments; • Smart mobility. The pilots aim to act as a catalyst to stimulate citizen engagement in becoming active generators of content and applications development, as well as being more informed and involved users of the developing Internet-enabled services in ‘smart’ cities. ‘Smart cities’ require ‘smart citizens’ if they are to be truly inclusive, innovative and sustainable. The promise of the information society, to create new ways of empowering people to play a fuller and more equal role in emerging governance systems through their access to dynamic Internet-enabled services, is also proving to be its biggest challenge, as not everyone is getting equal access to the skills and opportunities that are supposed to be there.

Contact information

CARTER Dave
Portland Street 117-119
M1 6ED Manchester
UNITED KINGDOM
Tel. +44 161 255 8111
Fax. +44 161 236 2849

Participants

Coordinator: MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL, UNITED KINGDOM

Participating partners:

Organisation Country
MANCHESTER CITY COUNCIL UNITED KINGDOM
STAD GENT VILLE DE GAND BELGIUM
INTERDISCIPLINARY INSTITUTE FOR BROADBAND TECHNOLOGY BELGIUM
European Network of Living Labs BELGIUM
DIGIPOLIS CVBA BELGIUM
ALCATEL-LUCENT BELL NV BELGIUM
OULUN YLIOPISTO FINLAND
STADT KOLN GERMANY
REGIONE EMILIA ROMAGNA ITALY
ENGINEERING - INGEGNERIA INFORMATICA SPA ITALY
COMUNE DI BOLOGNA ITALY
THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER UNITED KINGDOM
PEOPLE S VOICE MEDIA LBG UNITED KINGDOM

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