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Scope: Today the standards are developed for specific components or areas such as smart meters, smart grids, ICT etc. With the development of integrated solutions of Smart Cities and Communities a system approach is needed. Furthermore through standardisation the solutions identified by smart cities and communities can envisage costs reductions. It is expected that this work is carried out by the industries cities and communities contributing to the Smart Cities and Communities European Innovation Partnership in cooperation with the European Standardisation Organisations (CEN, CENELEC, ETSI) as well as other Standard Developing Organisations (SDOs) responsible for technical specifications in the area of Smart Cities.  Social acceptance of developed solutions might be considered.

The process for developing smart cities and communities standards should ensure

  • interoperability of solutions, i.e. adaptability of solutions to new user requirements and technological change as well as avoidance of entry barriers or vendor lock-in through promoting common meta-data structures and interoperable (open) interfaces instead of proprietary ones;

  • open and consistent data, i.e. making relevant data as widely available as possible – including to third parties for the purpose of applications development – whilst using common, transparent measurement and data collection standards to ensure meaningfulness and comparability of performance/outcome measurements.

This action will cross-fertilise and cooperate with actions under topic SCC 1 – 2014/2015.

The Commission considers that proposals requesting a contribution from the EU of between EUR 0.5 to 1 million would allow this specific challenge to be addressed appropriately. Nonetheless, this does not preclude submission and selection of proposals requesting other amounts.

Expected impact:

The project should lead to

  • accelerating the deployment of Smart Cities and Communities solutions by ensuring the up-scaling of the process and  lowering their costs,

  • enabling the opening of market for multiple actors,

  • ensuring the front run position for European smart cities solutions, at forefront worldwide.

Type of action: Coordination and Support Actions

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