Memorandum of Understanding ─ Towards Open Urban Platforms for Smart Cities and Communities
News from June 05, 2015
They committed themselves to speeding up the smart cities market by focusing on interoperable platforms so that cities can freely mix products from different suppliers leaving the traditional approach of custom-built and proprietary solutions behind.
14 diverse organisations from energy and transport suppliers to software companies to telecom providers to research institutes to cities have prepared and signed this MoU. All partners commit to dedicate required resources, expertise and associated budget to support the creation of jointly defined deliverables, e.g., in form of white papers, templates and more detailed technical specifications.
Other organisations will be invited to join this cooperative approach by mid-June when more details on the governance structure and the way ahead will be published.