The main goal of IES Cities is to facilitate the use of an open technological platform in different cities across Europe, allowing the citizens providing and consuming internet-based services based on their own and external linked data related to the cities.
As a result of the project an open platform for the generation of user oriented internet services making use of the data facilitated by the users’ smartphones and from the different cities sources (sensors and open data) will be made available. The added value, compared to other initiatives, it is obtained thanks to the participation of the users, which it is considered one of the key remarkable factors in the proposal.
On a wider exent IES Cities addresses to the creation of an efficient innovation ecosystem that develops services and applications making use of information generated by users (based on the Super Prosumer concept where users are seen not only as consumers of contents but also as producers and providers) or captured from sensors.
Below there are the specific objectives of the project:
- To create a new open-platform adapting the technologies and over taking the knowledge from previous initiatives as the mentioned projects.
- To validate and test a set of predefined services across the involved cities via local pilots and based on the open platform. The users will download and install mobile applications developed for the testing of the services. They will permit a direct interaction among the platform via web or mobile devices (smartphones).
- To validate, analyse and retrieve technical feedback from the different pilots in order to detect and solve the major incidences of the technical solutions used in the cities. The pilots will be executed on a two phases loop, permitting a gap in the middle for this intermediate validation and tuning.
- To adequately manage the users’ interaction within the project framework for the inclusion of users in the pilots and their behaviour during the validations. The pilots will be done in Zaragoza (ES), Bristol (UK), Rovereto (IT) and Majadahonda (ES).
- To maximise the impact of the project through adequate dissemination activities (social networks, related events and fairs, etc.) and the planning of the project results exploitation.