The study will identify the potential economic and social impact of a large-scale public-private partnership on the FUTURE INTERNET, eventually a joint undertaking in the meaning of article 171 of the treaty, with focus areas in smart energy grids, smart environmental information systems, smart systems for transportation and mobility, and smart healthcare systems. The study shall provide the necessary quantitative and qualitative assessment as a pre-condition for the Commission services to draw-up a legal proposal for the establishment of a joint technology initiative on the FUTURE INTERNET.