Smart Cities

Bringing de-facto standards and Open Source to create a sustainable market
of interoperable and portable Smart Cities solutions

Moving from vision to execution

With an urban population on the rise, creating livable environments in which people and businesses can thrive has become one of today’s most pressing issues.

In answer to this challenge, an increasing number of cities and metropolitan areas are embracing the “Smart City” concept: efficient infrastructure with an information network, eco-friendly mobility, creativity, and high productivity.

In reality, smart means adopting a more efficient management of services and turning cities into enablers of innovation, economic growth, and well-being.

With FIWARE, cities can achieve this transformation with minimum effort but great impact, by adopting common standard APIs and information models.

The transformation journey

Becoming Truly Smart

Our Reference Architecture for Smart Cities breaks vertical silos, building a Context Info Management layer that provides a holistic picture of what is going on in the city. By making city data public and merging data from multiple verticals, city-level governance systems can be enhanced.

Common Information Models
Due to “de-facto” standard information models there are no costs of adaptation to achieve full interoperability among many different systems in the city. This, in turn, enables portability of systems across sectors and cities.
Unleashing Right-time Open Data
Third party solution providers can benefit from right-time open data published by the city and made available through standard APIs. They can sell their solutions to cities across the world, targeting a larger market and boosting businesses.
Thriving Data Economy
Once the data gathered from all sources are made public and exchangeable, city administrators can offer higher value services to citizens, as well as improving public service delivery. This creates an innovative scenario which cities, private business, and citizens can benefit from.

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One city, no matter how big, or a few cities are not a sizeable market. Many cities adopting the same de-facto standards for interoperability and replicability is a sizeable market.

Why FIWARE

FIWARE is an open source initiative defining a universal set of standards for context data management which facilitate the development of Smart Solutions for different domains. The Orion Context Broker is its core component. Selected in 2018 by the European Commission as a Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Building Block, it gathers, manages and provides access to context information coming from different sources describing what is going on in a city. Coupled with a set of additional FIWARE components, the Orion Context Broker facilitates:

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The interaction between IoT sensors and other devices, as well as vertical smart solutions and other information systems.

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The processing of current real-time and historical data to extract valuable insights that can aid cities in their smart decisions and planning.
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The creation of dashboards that monitor what is happening across the city, as well as the generation of reports, including KPI monitoring and analysis.

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Mission Support Committees

Roberto Di Bernardo

Co-chair Smart Cities MSC
Engineering

Golz Pierre

Pierre Golz

Co-chair Smart Cities MSC
City of Herne

Arjen Hof

Co-chair Smart Cities MSC
Future City Foundation

Antonio Jara

Co-chair Smart Cities MSC
HOPU

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Title Address Description
Vienna
Vienna, Austria

Austria

Antwerp
Anversa, Belgio

Belgium

Brussels
Bruxelles, Belgio

Belgium

State of São Paulo
San Paolo, Brasile

Brazil





Dubrovnik
Ragusa, Croazia

Croatia

Helsinki
Helsinki, Finlandia

Finland

Aix-Marseille-Provence
Métropole d'Aix-Marseille-Provence, Francia

France

Nice
Nizza, Francia

France

Saint-Quentin
02100 Saint-Quentin, Francia

France

Pont-du-Gard
Ponte del Gard, 400 Rte du Pont du Gard, 30210 Vers-Pont-du-Gard, Francia

France

Heidelberg
Heidelberg, Germania

Germany

Herne
Herne, Germania

Germany

Kiel
Kiel, Germania

Germany

Monheim am Rhein
40789 Monheim am Rhein, Germania

Germany

Paderborn
Paderborn, Germania

Germany

Wolfsburg
Wolfsburg, Germania

Germany

Athens
Atene, Grecia

Greece

Pune
Pune, Maharashtra, India

India

Surat
Surat, Gujarat, India

India

Varanasi
Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, India

India

Arezzo
52100 Arezzo AR, Italia

Italy

Florence
Firenze FI, Italia

Italy

Messina
Messina ME, Italia

Italy

Rome
Roma RM, Italia

Italy

Turin
Torino TO, Italia

Italy

Takamatsu
Takamatsu, Prefettura di Kagawa, Giappone

Japan

Eindhoven
Eindhoven, Paesi Bassi

Netherlands

Utrecht Region
Utrecht, Paesi Bassi

Netherlands

Guimarães
Guimarães, Portogallo

Portugal

Lisbon
Lisbona, Portogallo

Portugal

Porto
Porto, Portogallo

Portugal

Algeciras
Algeciras, Cadice, Spagna

Spain

Province of Badajoz
Provincia di Badajoz, Spagna

Spain

Barcelona
Barcellona, Spagna

Spain

Cartagena
Cartagena, Murcia, Spagna

Spain

Madrid
Madrid, Spagna

Spain

Mallorca
Maiorca, Baleari, Spagna

Spain

Málaga
Málaga, Provincia di Málaga, Spagna

Spain

Molina de Segura
Molina de Segura, Murcia, Spagna

Spain

Region of Murcia
Murcia, Spagna

Spain

Santander
Santander, Cantabria, Spagna

Spain

Göteborg
Göteborg, Svezia

Sweden

Jönköpin Region
Jönköping, Svezia

Sweden

Malmö
215 79 Malmo, Svezia

Sweden

Sundsvall
Sundsvall, Svezia

Sweden

Aberdeen
Aberdeen, Regno Unito

United Kingdom

Great Torrington
Great Torrington, Torrington EX38, Regno Unito

United Kingdom

Montevideo
Montevideo, Dipartimento di Montevideo, Uruguay

Uruguay

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