Welcome to the Methodological Wiki for PEOPLE (PILOT SMART URBAN ECOSYSTEMS LEVERAGING OPEN INNOVATION FOR PROMOTING AND ENABLING E-SERVICES)
PEOPLE aims at speeding up the uptake of smart cities through the rapid implementation, deployment and uptake of innovative internet-based services in order to allow facing the main challenges of developed cities at present and towards their future quality of life. This will be enabled by designing and implementing user-driven open innovation methodologies and processes. For these purposes, during PEOPLE project, four pilot Smart Open Innovation Urban Ecosystems will be created to become seeds towards sustainable smart cities based on ICT services for the people to live better at. We will call them PEOPLE Pilots, and they will be deeply networked in order to enhance the total impact by creating synergies and increasing knowledge generation and uptake. Four pilots will be created during the project, at four different European cities: 1) Bilbao, in Spain; 2) Vitry sur Seine, in France; belonging to the Isle de France area, close to Paris; 3) Thermi, in Greece, belonging to the Thessaloniki agglomeration, and 4) Bremen, in Germany.
During the project, an overall methodology to create and manage the PEOPLE Smart Urban Ecosystems in a practical way, based on user-driven Open Innovation approaches and in accordance to the project aim and objectives, will be designed, implemented, tested and validated.
This wiki is the place where the methodological guidelines are compiled and where the results of methodological support and monitoring activities are published. This wiki will also compile most of the knowledge generated during the project (vertical and cross-pilot)