Smart Cities and the Future Internet: Towards Cooperation Frameworks for Open Innovation

  • Hans Schaffers
  • Nicos Komninos
  • Marc Pallot
  • Brigitte Trousse
  • Michael Nilsson
  • Alvaro Oliveira
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 6656)

Abstract

Cities nowadays face complex challenges to meet objectives regarding socio-economic development and quality of life. The concept of “smart cities” is a response to these challenges. This paper explores “smart cities” as environments of open and user-driven innovation for experimenting and validating Future Internet-enabled services. Based on an analysis of the current landscape of smart city pilot programmes, Future Internet experimentally-driven research and projects in the domain of Living Labs, common resources regarding research and innovation can be identified that can be shared in open innovation environments. Effectively sharing these common resources for the purpose of establishing urban and regional innovation ecosystems requires sustainable partnerships and cooperation strategies among the main stakeholders.

Keywords

Smart Cities Future Internet Collaboration Innovation Ecosystems User Co-Creation Living Labs Resource Sharing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hans Schaffers
    • 1
  • Nicos Komninos
    • 2
  • Marc Pallot
    • 3
  • Brigitte Trousse
    • 3
  • Michael Nilsson
    • 4
  • Alvaro Oliveira
    • 5
  1. 1.ESoCE NetItaly
  2. 2.Urenio, Aristotle University of ThessalonikiGreece
  3. 3.INRIA Sophia AntipolisFrance
  4. 4.CDT Luleå University of TechnologySweden
  5. 5.Alfamicro LdaPortugal

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