flexible to be configured to cover different smart city scenarios (e.g. mobility, environment monitoring, monitoring of citizens vital signals)
open standard-compliant to reduce costs of integration with existing systems and reduce costs of acquisition for customers
scalable to able to meet small and large city needs
advanced to stimulate third parties engagement in the design and development of city services
user friendly to engage citizens in using it
The European project aims to deliver a city-wide open innovation platform for the public sector and beyond by supporting the effective use of Internet-of-Everything (IoE) data and technology. It is achieving its aims using a new type of procurement called Pre-Commercial Procurement (PCP).
Launched by the cities of Antwerp, Copenhagen and Helsinki, the PCP process is different to traditional methods as it is run through a series of three competitive phases, with the number of participating organisations reducing, but funding levels increasing, as each phase is evaluated. The competitive nature challenges industry from the demand side to develop innovative solutions for public sector needs, whilst enabling procurers to compare alternative potential solution approaches to filter out the best possible solutions that the market can deliver.
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