EU funding, 2011-2015
Citadel on the Move will unite Europe’s leading local government organizations with Living Lab experts, ICT specialists and expert SMEs in a common effort to harness the power of ‘Open Data’ and User-Driven Innovation Systems to develop ‘high speed’ Mobile Applications that can be shared by citizens across Europe. Nowadays, mobile phones are widely used and hold the key to ensure e-inclusion of every European citizen.
At the same time Social Media and the Open Data Movement are rapidly joining together to unleash the tremendous innovation potential of citizens to build the type of mobile services they want and need. Three major gaps must be filled to realise this potential: TECHNOLOGY: there is a need for standard mobile applications that citizens will be able to access easily and use anywhere, INNOVATION: there is a need to create a specific link between the Living Labs methodology (which harnesses the collective power of citizens and SMEs in the co-creation of services), the Open Data movement and the Mobile world and OPEN DATA: there is a need for standard templates to aggregate data from various sources and transform it into a publicly useable format – or to move beyond ‘open data’ towards ‘open access.’ The goal of Citadel on the Move is to demonstrate that it is possible to combine Open Access Data and Mobile Application tools to create ‘smart,’ innovative citizen-generated services that can be used in differed European Cities. Ultimately, Citadel on the Move seeks to advance nothing less than digital materialisation of European integration through the creation of ‘smart’ mobile Services that, in conjunction with high speed broadband access, can be shared and used anywhere. This vision lies at the heart of the Citadel Statement (December 2010) and is in line with the objectives of the Smart City Call, which aims to accelerate ‘the uptake of innovative ultrafast Internet based technologies and services in cities based on shared platforms.’
Partners: corve; isp; gent; im; mcc; daem; intrasoft; alfa; ibbt; items; aston; feap; gcd; vic; atc