Posted by Philippe Letellier · 15 September 2015
The ITEA board decided to strengthen even more the business orientation of the ITEA programme by setting up customer and end-user workshops. The target of these new workshops is to clarify the international customers and end-user needs and to build our future ITEA proposals from these actual urgent demands. We welcome the participation of customers and end users.
The theme of the first workshop was Smart City. Amsterdam, Istanbul and Vancouver accepted participation and we received contributions from Bandung, Nairobi and Rennes. A set of European worldwide leaders and some innovative SMEs were present.
The most urgent needs arising from the discussion with the different cities were:
As a synoptic of the cities and industrials discussions, a first list of urgent topics to work on is:
The quality of the job done during this workshop will ensure that we now have the right input to set up ITEA proposals on Smart City with high potential. We forecast several proposals during our next PO Days, taking place on 22-23 September in Brussels.
Pleased to meet you there!
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