1/1/2016- 1/1/2018

  • Technology Transfer

  • Entrepreneurship & Acceleration

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


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




Stakeholders community


Pilot cities


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.


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.


Project Meeting @ EU Commission

On February 6-7, in Bruxelles

Published March 12, 2017

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