SynchroniCity (SynchroniCity: Delivering an IoT enabled Digital Single Market for Europe and Beyond)
The SynchroniCity project represents the first attempt to deliver a digital single market for IoT-enabled urban services in Europe and beyond - in 8 European cities and more worldwide - connecting 39 partners from 13 countries over 3 continents.
Building upon a mature European knowledge base, derived from initiatives such as OASC, FIWARE, EIP-SCC, FIRE, and including partners with leading roles in standardization bodies, e.g. IETSI, SF-SSCC, ITU, OMA, IETF, SynchroniCity will deliver a harmonized ecosystem for IoT-enabled smart city solutions where IoT device manufacturers, system integrators and solution providers can innovate and openly compete.
With an already emerging foundation, based on OASC Minimal Interoperability Mechanism (MIMs), SynchroniCity will establish a reference architecture model for the envisioned IoT-enabled city market place with identified interoperability points and interfaces and data models for different verticals. This will include tools for co-creation and integration of legacy platforms and IoT devices for urban services and enablers for data discovery, access and licensing lowering the barriers for participation on the market.
SynchroniCity will pilot these foundations in the cities together with a set of citizen-centered services in three high-impact areas, showing the value to cities, businesses and citizens involved, linked directly to the global market.
With a running start, SynchroniCity will serve as frontrunner initiative to inspire others to join the established ecosystem and contribute to the emerging market place.
SynchroniCity takes an inclusive approach to growing the ecosystem by inviting businesses and cities to join through an open call, allowing them to participate on the pioneering market place enabling a second wave of successful pilots. They will strengthen the ecosystem by creating a positive ripple effect throughout Europe, and globally, to establish a momentum and critical mass for a strong European presence in a global digital single market of IoT-enabled urban services.