Connected Smart Cities


First Smart Cities Portfolio of Projects

Common Objectives - ICT PSP 2010 - 7 Pilots

  • apply user-driven open innovation ecosystems, such as Living Labs
  • build on innovative but mature Internet technologies
  • boost deployment of Internet enabled services
  • carry out real-life piloting at representative scale in cross-border networks of cities

Complementary Priorities – 15 M€ EC funding – first convened in Helsinki, Nov. 2010

  • EPIC : Platform for intelligent cities, cloud computing and Living Labs - Brussels (BE), Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR), Manchester (UK), Tirgu Mures (RO)
  • Life 2.0 : Geographical positioning services to support independent living and social interaction of elderly people - Aalborg (DK), Barcelona (ES), Joensuu (FI), Milano (IT)
  • Open Cities : Open innovation in smart cities; Crowdsourcing, Open Data, Fiber to the Home, Open Sensor Networks - Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Paris (FR)
  • PEOPLE : Smart open innovation urban ecosystems - Bilbao (ES), Bremen (DE), Thermi (GR), Vitry sur Seine (FR)
  • Periphèria : Smart peripheral cities for sustainable lifestyles; Internet of Things, Services and People - Athens (GR), Bremen (DE), Genoa (IT), Malmӧ (SE), Palmela (PT)
  • SMARTiP : Smart metropolitan areas through innovation & people - Bologna (IT), Cologne (DE), Gent (BE), Manchester (UK), Oulu (FI)
  • Smart-Islands : 3D smart webservices for Mediterranean islands - Agkistri (GR), Majorca (ES), Malta (MT), Santorini (GR), 7 Hellenic Small Islands

Portfolio enlargement

Smart Cities platforms – ICT PSP 2011

focus on open shared platforms with the aim of accelerating the uptake of innovative "ultrafast Internet" based technologies and services in cities
6 Pilots started - 14 M€ EC funding

  • CITADEL : Combining Open Access Data and mobile application tools - Gent (BE), Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR), Manchester (UK), Athens (GR
  • CitySDK : Service Development Kit and a city-led innovation ecosystem - Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Helsinki (FI), Istanbul (TR), Manchester (UK), Lamia (GR), Lisbon (PT), Rome (IT)
  • Commons4EU : Code Commons, Bottom-up-Broadband Commons - Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Berlin (DE), Helsinki (FI), Manchester (UK), Rome (IT), NESTA (UK)
  • iCity : Services deployment using appropriate municipal infrastructures
    Barcelona (ES), Bologna (IT), Genova (IT) and London (UK)
  • I-Scope : Interoperable 3D Urban Information Models - Baia Mare (RO), Drama (GR), Indjija (SR), Lazio (IT), Malta (MT), Newcastle (UK), Trento (IT), Velletri (IT), Wien (AT), Zadar (CR), Zagreb (CR)
  • LiveCity : Live interactive high quality video-to-video platform - Dublin (IE), Luxembourg (LU), Athens (GR), Tubingen (DE), Valladolid (ES)

Connected Smart Cities portfolio – 3rd year

Large scale service demonstrations in cities or regions – ICT PSP 2012

a) To facilitate the creation of efficient innovation ecosystems that develop services and applications making use of information generated by users or captured from sensors.

b) To stimulate demand based on next generation access (NGA) networks.

5 Pilots Dir. E (6 total) - ~13 M€ EC funding Dir. E (~14M€ total)

  • CROSS : Citizen Reinforcing Open Smart Synergies – in non-monetary economy - S. Egidio (IT), Rome (IT), Torino (IT), Manchester (UK), Sevilla (ES)
  • IES Cities : Internet Enabled Services for the Cities across Europe - Zaragoza (ES), Bristol (UK), Rovereto (IT) and Majadahonda (ES)
  • My Neighbourhood – My City - Quarto Oggiaro, Milan (IT), Aalborg (DK), Birmingham (UK), Mouraria, Lisbon (PT)
  • RADICAL : Rapid deployment and adoption of sustainable socially-aware and intelligent sensing services for emerging smart cities - Santander (ES), Issy-les-Moulineaux (FR), Gaziantep (TR), Athens (GR), La Spezia (IT) Arhus (DK), region of Cantabria (ES).
  • SPECIFI : Smart Platforms Enabling the Creative Industries for the Future Internet - Kortrijk - Flanders (BE), Barcelona – Catalonia (ES), Trento - Trentino (Italy)
  • TV-RING : Television Ring - Testbeds for Connected TV services using HbbTV – Dir. G - Catalonia-Mallorca (ES), Berlin-Brandenburg (DE), Netherlands (NL)

Contributing legacy

The two following recently ended (May 2012) projects contributed to the uptake of ICTs in smart cities by adopting Living Labs:

  • FIREBALL : Future Internet Research and Experimentation by Adopting Living Labs - FP7 CA - Core cities: Amsterdam (NL), Barcelona (ES), Helsinki (FI), Lisbon (PT), Manchester (UK)
  • APOLLON : Advanced Pilots of Living Labs Operating in Networks - CIP 2009 Pilot B

These two projects ended in May 2012, presenting at a final event their results for wider use. The EC funding has been 5,5 M€ in total.



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