PEOPLE aims at speeding up the uptake of smart cities through the rapid implementation, deployment and uptake of innovative internet-based services in order to allow facing the main challenges of developed cities at present and towards their future quality of life. This will be enabled by designing and implementing user-driven open innovation methodologies and processes. For these purposes, four pilot Smart Open Innovation Urban Ecosystems were created to become seeds towards sustainable smart cities based on ICT services for the people to live better at. Pilots are created, at four different European cities:
- Bilbao, in Spain,
- Bremen, in Germany,
- Thermi, in Greece, belonging to the Thessaloniki agglomeration,
- Vitry sur Seine, in France, belonging to the Île de France area, close to Paris.