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Smart Cities Innovation Framework Implementation

Priority Axis

Technological and Social Innovation

Specific objective

Framework Conditions for Innovation

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Mechelen

Lead partner

address

Reuzenstraat 1
2800
Belgium

Project budget

3 165 503

ERDF amount

1 899 302

ERDF rate

60%
3.5%

Common challenge

The market for public sector open data in Europe is €22,1B (EC 2015). Regional Smart Specialisation Strategies (RIS3) encourage smart innovation. Eg the private sector has data-based technologies available that can reduce traffic by directing cars to available parking. 2Seas cities are looking for solutions like these for their congested centres. However, the 2Seas innovation sector faces shared public sector challenges in unlocking this value for businesses, triggering region-wide brain drain.

The market failure is mainly within 2Seas cities in opening up datasets and using innovative procurement. SCIFI partners (4 cities, 2 international open data experts, and 2 business networks) identify the need for transnational framework conditions that 1) create a cross-border market that gathers the fragmented resources of cities and smart innovation potential of businesses and 2) increase the capacity of cities to activate the dormant demand for smart public services.

Partners

England

Cambridge Cleantech

Netherlands

Gemeente Delft

Belgium/Flanders

Stad Brugge

Belgium/Flanders

Agoria

France

Faubourg Numérique

France

Ville de Saint-Quentin

England

University of Southampton

Observers

England

Cambridgeshire County Council