Funding and Procurement approaches applied to Smart Cities
Giovanna Galasso & David Brunelleschi
Existing as well as emerging economic, financial and procurement models can be applied in various sectorial services of actual and future Smart City (SC) scenarios. This deliverable presents the most relevant and novel funding and procurement approaches applied to the SC domain. A special focus is also dedicated to the most appropriate operating models that can guarantee financial sustainability over time of SC projects. Relevant use cases of SC solutions have been collected in order to emphasise different successful approaches depending on the specific city needs as well as funding, financial and procurement models adopted.
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The first version of the ESPRESSO-Atlas is now available. The complete integration into the espresso website is done in the next few days. Find out more here.
After the first successful webinar about the aims of ESPRESSO, the second webinar was focussing on indicators to describe a Smart City. Find out more here
ESPRESSO-Project has been presented to the scientific world including relevant stakeholders in the field of Smart Cities from cities adminstrations and public authorities during REAL CORP Conference in Hamburg in June and ICCSA – Cities, Technology and Place in July in Beijing. During CORP conference, there was also a joint workshop and plenary discussion with EU-project Smarticipate (www.smarticipate.eu)
There have been many fruitful discussions, please find some interesting pictures below and the recording of the plenary discussion here https://www.periscope.tv/w/1YpKkpeYMjyGj.
The first ESPRESSO-Workshop took place at the 19th of April in Bucharest. Aim of this workshop was to start an open dialogue with city authorities, policy makers, industry and NGOs on what challenges they face with respect of making cities more liveable, sustainable, efficient with the focus for future development of Smart Cities and potential roadmaps for integration. Interesting questions regarding the integration of Smart City solutions and the improvement of solutions offered to citizens were discussed as well as the question how can we make sure we speak the same language across Europe.
Some impressions of the workshop:
Our first worshop will take place in Bucharest at the 19th of April. Register soon and find more information here.
This network connects various partners with Smart City initiatives that are related to standards. Support us to create a community of stakeholders from which it will be possible to collect requirements and assess results of later activities of the project.
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Horizon 2020-project ESPRESSO – systEmic Standardisation apPRoach to Empower Smart citieS and cOmmunities started in January 2016 in Brussels (see pics here). The website will be the prime showcase for the project. The website will provide a public section, ensuring constant update on the project’s activities, initiatives (e.g. events) and achievements (e.g. software components, technical and an internal. In order to maximise the awareness of the project, our social media channels are also starting, feel free to join, comment, tweet etc.