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Dear ITEA community,
I am pleased to wish you the best for this 2015 New Year, with some good times for you and your families, some exciting new innovations to change the world and a lot of happiness to share in the ITEA community.

It will be year II of ITEA 3, already, and we continue to innovate. In 2015 we will continue, with the support of our public authorities, to reduce the time between the idea (PO days) and the start of your projects. The target for next call is still to reach 10 months between the idea and the start of more than 50% of the projects.

In 2015 we will stress even more our business orientation. The board has decided to organise our first international customer workshop. On the basis of a dedicated theme (smart city for 2015) we will gather together a set of actual customers from all the continents with the respective ITEA global leaders and a set of ITEA innovative SMEs. The target of these workshops will be to identify from these international customers the challenges to the actual deployment of projects. These challenges will be used at the heart of new ITEA projects for which we will invite the international customers to participate and share the innovation push by our projects.

This blog will express my personal opinion as vice-chairman. I intend to share with you on a regular basis some feelings on innovation, business opportunities, international trends and ITEA successes.

See you soon on this blog.

Tags: Smart Cities