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Towards a Joined-up Smart Cities Vision and Strategy for Europe - Data Days


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Towards a Joined-up Smart Cities Vision and Strategy for Europe - Data Days

  1. 1. Data Days 2014 "Towards a Joined-up Smart Cities Vision and Strategy for Europe" Gérald Santucci 18th February 2014
  2. 2. DG Connect and Smart Cities "The Value Proposition" DG Connect develops policy and funds research and innovation that: • help Europe's cities to develop into cities that provide public services to their citizens in a more convenient way than ever before, • are more responsive and citizens-centred, • provide the right information to allow for better every-day and business decision-making, • achieve all this in an environmentally sustainable and economically viable way. DG Connect will continue to work with cities in pursuit of this through engaging in dialogue and through co-funding piloting activities on the ground. 2
  3. 3. Operating Principles "The Design Principles"  Optimal use of urban infrastructure, i.e. re-using as much as possible existing infrastructure and turning it to multiple uses (including optimisation of use of physical networks and data resources)  Interoperability of solutions, i.e. adaptability of solutions to new user requirements and technological change as well as avoidance of entry barriers or lock-in through promoting common meta-data structures and interoperable (open) interfaces  Open and consistent data, / "big data ready", i.e. common, transparent measurement and data collection standards and use of open, portable data formats, use of flexible data management architectures  Scalability and economic viability of solutions to be already properly addressed from conception stage onwards so to not depend on public funding in the long-term and be fit for large-scale deployment, e.g. through use of scalable, dynamic cloud-based IT systems and supporting federated systems  Trustworthy platforms: with integrated security features e.g. authentication single sign-on, high (appropriate) reliability, data protection compliant, effective isolation  Comprehensive input, feedback and a sense of co-ownership in strategy and solution design for affected stakeholders by initiating and enhancing social innovation through a city's rich fabric of citizens' and businesses' associations and city authorities themselves 3
  4. 4. Impact Creation "The Use Cases" Problem / Missed Opportunity for Citizen Likely CONNECT Solution Ever-mounting energy bills Smart metering-based applications, home automation, better integration of consumers' microgeneration, energy-optimised neighbourhoods Higher quality of life through better ambience and safety from intelligent lighting solutions Interconnected, intelligent LED lighting and smart windows Greater ease through improved home automation and security systems Internet-of-things based applications Constant traffic jams and loss of productive hours Providing public traffic data in real-time for better individual journey-planning, reducing road accidents through connected cars Cleanliness of public spaces Internet-of-things based waste management indicating rubbish levels Poor air quality Better traffic flow management and cleaner energy generation though better control and forecasting of RES Elderly not being able to fully profit from a city's rich social life Helping city authorities to become more inclusive through a covenant of age-friendly cities Relevant local data seems almost hidden and is difficult to understand Standards, norms and tools that streamline access to public sector information Subjective safety levels too low in parts of our cities Improving citizens' sense of safety through intelligent security monitoring People with chronic diseases lose time through series of hospital appointments Fast broadband enables tele-monitoring to replace physical medical visits Transforming Europe's Cities  More convenient public services  More responsive to citizens  Providing the right information Achieving this sustainably and economically viable. 4
  5. 5. DG CONNECT smart cities – related activities portfolio
  6. 6. G(3) "Open Data & PSI" Open data/PSI • Open (public) data has economic potential and can address societal challenges in the fields of transport, health, environment • Re-use of local public data brings new services and apps that increase the quality of life in cities • Convenient and easy-to-use availability of public data enhances accountability and transparency of local institutions • Efficient data management by authorities makes them less expensive and easier to run • Stakeholders include public sector bodies, transparency activists, ICT companies and researchers 6
  7. 7. E(2) "Cloud Systems" Cloud Systems Citizen need: Users want to “carry their own environment”, wherever they go anytime on any device The cloud challenge: Providers and developers must provide fully portable applications across all the infrastructure with easy sharing and exchange of data, applications and compliance on security, privacy and other regulatory concerns. Economic viability and legal compliance need to be tested Technical/research challenges in cloud are: • data management managing a deluge of heterogeneous data • highly responsive networks • flexible integration of resources through metadata • operating in multi-tenant environments • providing federation, portability and interoperation between platforms • easy and transparent interfaces • secure and reliable systems 7
  8. 8. Broadband Users want optimal access to high-demand smart services. Fast broadband connections can best enable this first-rate access These high-demand smart services include: • High-definition streaming (especially real-time) • Online gaming (especially real-time) • Video conferencing • Running two or more of the above simultaneously and/or with two or more devices using same broadband connection As well as : • eHealth applications • Tele-presence • Cloud Computing 8
  9. 9. H(5) / ENER / MOVE "Smart Cities & Communities EIP" Our energy and climate challenges will be won or lost in cities. The SCC is about achieving industrial-scale deployment of solutions that help us win Smart Cities and Communities EIP Headline Target At least 20 Smart City solutions, highly transferable, that enable the city to over-perform on 20/20/20 Political Goal Significant contribution to 20/20/20 Urban  Smart Buildings and Neighbourhoods  Smart Resources Demand & Supply Systems  Sustainable Urban Mobility Context  Smart & Sustainable Digital Infrastructures ICT  enabling effect  Energy Supply & Distribution Operational Goal Achieving industrial scale development and deployment Operational Focus Transferable solutions at the intersection of ICT, energy and transport sectors for urban context Information & Communication Technologies Transport & Mobility  Strategic planning for identification, integration and optimisation of flows  Formulating European policy action on key bottlenecks  Co-funding for demonstration projects (via streamlining existing instruments)  Rationalising and coordinating existing portfolio of city initiatives 9
  10. 10. H(2) / SANCO "EIP on Active and Healthy Ageing" EIP AHA horizontal Action D4 on Innovation for Age-Friendly Buildings, Cities and Environments Objective: to contribute to making cities more Age-Friendly (responsive to the needs and wishes of older people, so they can go outside, walk around safely, find their way around, use public transport and find their way to and in public and other buildings) Goals: Easy access to public space and transport, and special services for older people Participants: over 800 partners in multinational consortia with on average 4-5 Member States 27 Member States and six non-EU countries covering 360 EU regions and municipalities Over 30 European cities working towards Age-Friendly Environments How: • Multi stakeholder cooperation agreement / covenant of major cities / "Seniors for innovation" initiative • Standardisation / interoperability / common guidelines for innovation in AFC 10
  11. 11. H(5) "Energy-efficient Buildings" Energy-efficient Buildings PPP DAE Actions on ICT as an Enabler EeB PPP ICT four-year plan The Building Sector Construction accounts for 6.3% of the EU GDP, and up to 10% when counting related industries. It is the largest European single activity and industrial employer, directly involving nearly 20 million people within more than 3 million enterprises, 95% of which being SMEs. 41.7 million workers in the EU depend, directly or indirectly, on the construction sector. Since 2007, the crisis has hit the sector hard Call 2011: Buildings and Surrounding Spaces. Call 2012: Neighbourhoods Call 2013: Cities Grid Connectivity Sectoral Application Operational Alignment Support partnerships between the ICT sector and major emitting sectors (e.g. buildings and construction, transport and logistics, energy distribution) to improve the energy efficiency and emissions Complexity Call 2010: Buildings Partnerships between ICT and major emitting sectors Sectoral Solution Energy Efficient Buildings Buildings account for 40% of the energy consumption in the EU; in the future development of carbon-neutral districts and cities buildings really lie at the heart of a smart city, and have to interact with other key areas / sectors (lighting, smart grid, etc.) Progressive focus on cities as test-beds for smart green ICT since the beginning    Cities bring together the ICT sector and major emitting sectors …Advanced ICT infrastructure for smart grids in place …Provide for bigger demand side
  12. 12. A(4)&H(5) "Green Vehicles PPP" Green Vehicles PPP (EGVI)  Major Target: Energy Efficiency and Alternative Powertrains  Strong techno focus on electronic components and ICT Modules – Systems – Vehicles • Several Smart-City relevant topics: Interface to the infrastructure Intelligent Transport Systems for efficiency Safety & Security of data Broader infrastructure integration (data & energy – under discussion)
  13. 13. Smart environments building the fabric for smart cities Example: Instantiating components & systems building blocks in smart mobility environments in smart cities • • • • • • System of systems – emergent behaviours Mixed criticalities – safety – time criticalities Robotics – "autonomous car = robot" Cognitive control – learn/simulate/anticipate/plan Advanced lasers & sensors / Wireless sensor net / IoT Powered by a Computing continuum – many-core systems
  14. 14. Intelligent urban LED lighting solutions for Smart Cities Deploying intelligent interconnected LED lighting solutions for smart buildings and urban spaces Showcasing at large scale • Energy-autonomous street lighting • Smart windows Benefits to citizens • Energy & cost savings • Enhanced ambience through improved lighting quality • Improved safety, health and well-being • More attractive inner cities at night-time • 'LiFi' communication hotspots
  15. 15. E1 "Future Internet-related Infrastructures& Services" The Internet of Things is the Smart Cities enabler on all levels Culture, Tourism and Sports Environment Distribution Crime and Disaster Prevention Employment Facility Management Others Processing Information Internet of Things Education Health and Welfare Transport Using Information Energy Collecting Information
  16. 16. E(4) "Future Internet-related Infrastructures & Services" Smart Cities for experimentation in real settings Portfolio: 20 Projects (mainly CIP but also R&D) focusing on open innovation for Internet-enabled services Holistic approach: for testing new innovation services at large in real context. Use the city as playground Matching citizen’s expectation: Citizen centric approach where citizen are involved right from the start: • Open innovation • Citizen involved in co-design and co-creation Non-technical challenges: Key success factors: • Strong commitment from local authorities to facilitate deployment and sustainability • Involvement of industry to allow the sustainability of the services and infrastructures 16
  17. 17. E(3) Future Internet-related Infrastructures & Services Smart City Logistics Personal Travel Companion Urban Transport as a service Urban Lighting Utilities Mgt Waste Mgt Sewage Mgt FI-PPP Electric Mobility Electronic Market Place for Energy Smart Buildings Distributed Network Alerting Citizens Situational Awareness Command Centres Incubators Infrastructure providers Serendipitous innovation: services and applications, serving citizens, benefiting entrepreneurs Ad Hoc Networks + From FI-PPP: • Infrastructures • Scenarios • Generic Enablers • UC platforms + Entrepreneurial communities + Regional policies Public sector Company investment funds 17
  18. 18. Thank you ! DG CONNECT 02 Tel. +32 2 296 89 63 Twitter: @GeraldSantucci