Approach

IES Cities expected final result is to generate a fully validated urban apps enabling platform. Such platform, assembling and integrating earlier results obtained from earlier projects in the domains of Linked Data and Mobile App Prosuming where different consortium partners took part, will be made available for any council willing to promote their citizens’ and companies’ open innovation, so that they can give place to a urban apps ecosystem that exploits both city’s provided data, through open data repositories, and user-generated data provided by the citizens themselves by interacting with their city by means of IES Cities services.

The user-centred or citizen-centred approach is a must for the success of the project. Proofs of concept of diverse nature IES Cities services will be trialled in 4 different European cities, namely Zaragoza, Bristol, Roveretto and Majadahonda. The aim is to assess across 4 different European cities the economic and social impact of enabling Smarter Cities through user-driven urban apps. The users will be able at all moment to enrich the services with their own data and purposing new development to be tested.

The pre-defined services are different depending on the city where they will be deployed, as not all the cities count with the same data and the same needs for their citizens. These services will be focused on different areas (mobility, environment, health, culture, knowledge of the cities, etc.)