WS2: Shaping Open Innovation for Smart Cities
Throughout the world the cities are facing similar challenges related to falling revenues and increasing demand for services. The main challenges for regional and local development include the relatively slow uptake of ICT innovations in the public sector and the high fragmentation of relevant markets. A growing number of European cities and regions are acknowledging the power of open innovation in becoming more efficient, transparent and participatory. Innovative services and apps are changing the way citizens interact with their city. Two way dialogue between citizens and the city does not only bring new kind of efficiency and speed for the city, but creates a rewarding way for the citizens to participate.
The workshop will give participants an overview of the open innovation landscape, show key examples of successful implementations, and work towards concrete steps and ideas that can be implemented within the their own city context.
The workshop will start with short plenary presentations after which participant break out into smaller group (within the thematics such as Open Data, Open Interfaces, Developer communities and engagement), based on their own experience and level of expertise. Within these groups they will work together mapping the ways they can implement key innovations in their city based on provided formats and with the help of available experts that walk around and help groups where needed.