Wake up your city with a standard, ESPRESSO!


A Smart City is a city that understands its needs and adapts to changes by embracing a „system of systems” view: innovative solutions which shape the future of how citizens will live combined with mechanisms for long-term resilience.

A great number of ICT based solutions have been developed to contribute to the needs of a city, but a standardized integrated framework is needed to make them more scalable, replicable and efficient. Standards are indeed the building blocks which support the different systems coming together and promoting social, environmental and economic sustainability.

ESPRESSO will engage an interdisciplinary network of cities, industries, organizations and academic partners in the definition of this framework with the final goal of helping cities to implement it, enabling the scaling up of solutions and preventing the vendor lock-in with real economic benefits.