1/1/2016- 1/1/2018

  • Innovation
    to Market

  • Acceleration & Entrepreneurship

  • Energy and Environment
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health and well-being
  • Smart Cities
  • Smart Communities

Goal

The project identifies open standards matching the elicited requirements and establishes a baseline for interoperability between the various sectorial data sources and the Smart City enterprise application platform.

1. Creation of a “Smart City stakeholder community”
2. Definition of a Smart City interoperability framework
3. Accelerate deployment and lower cost of standardisation
4. Definition of a Smart City information and business framework.
5. Understanding the legal, social, and economic impact of standardisation

ESPRESSO in numbers

16

Partners

200+

Stakeholders community

2

Pilot cities

7

European Countries

The project

In an effort to leverage the promise of a system approach, ESPRESSO focuses on the development of a conceptual Smart City Information Framework based on open standards. This framework consists of a Smart City platform and a number of data provision and processing services to integrate relevant data, workflows, and processes.

ESPRESSO’s approach emphasizes cost reduction and will foster an open market for many actors, avoiding lock-in to proprietary solutions. European Smart City solutions that adopt these prescripts will be raised to the forefront worldwide.

Results

Emphasize the benefits of standards in development of a smart city and implement of an open data platform based on non-proprietary technologies. ESPRESSO believes users, SME, as well as multi-national IT companies should get involved in setting the right standards for IoT / Smart Cities technologies. This would prevent vendor lock-ins and guarantee a common level playing field.

The team

Andrea Guarise
Acceleration and Entrepreneurship Specialist

News

Project Meeting @ EU Commission

On February 6-7, in Bruxelles

Published March 12, 2017

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