ESMARTCITY will bring together public /city authorities and citizens from one hand, and businesses and academia / research from the other with reference to the Smart City concept.
It is expected that project pilot deployments will help towards matching the existing technology push offered by the latter, with an adequate end user pull that has to be stimulated.
The sustainability of this paradigm is addressed by making MED territorial innovation policies more efficient. Influencing territorial policies, especially for tenders, so that the Smart City concept is addressed and the existing Smart City infrastructure is taken into account is a secure path leading to sustainability. Green Paper on Innovation Policy Change and its uptake by local / regional stakeholders drive towards this direction.
Traget Group(s): Regional Authorities, Local Authorities, Infrastructure and (public) service provider