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Duration:

2 hours

 

Main Objectives:

 
 
  • Understand what a Smart Project is.
 
  • Determine which are the elements that make a Project Smart
 
  • Differentiate city-level projects and user-level projects (top-down vs. bottom-up initiatives)
 
  • Establish what kind of projects are going to be evaluated by the ASCIMER methodology.

 

Participants: 37
 
  • 8 Representatives of industry leaders
 
  • 10 Representatives of city council ICT divisions
 
  • 10 Researchers in Smart-related fields
 
  • 2 Members of Financial institutions
 
  • 7 Students

 

Facilitators:  
 
  • Sergio Jara (U.Chile)
 
  • José Miguel Fernández Güell (UPM)
   

 

Round table schemes:

1st Focus Group Guidelines

1st Focus Group Synthesis

 

 

 

Duration:

2 hours

 

Main Objectives:

 
 
  • Define different ways to assess Smart City Projects
 
  • Describe the key factors that have to be taken into account when evaluating projects.
 
  • Differentiate city-level projects and user-level projects (top-down vs. bottom-up initiatives)
 
  • Provide information to develop the assessment questionnaires that will be distributed to city stakeholders.

 

Participants:

 

36

 

 
  • 8 Representatives of industry leaders
 
  • 7 Representatives of city council ICT divisions
 
  • 11 Researchers in Smart-related fields
 
  • 3 Members of Financial institutions
 
  • 7 Students

 

Facilitators:  
 
  • Sergio Jara (U.Chile)
 
  • Mario Aymeich (EIB)
   

 

Round table schemes:

2nd Focus Group Guidelines

2nd Focus Group Synthesis

 

 

The focus group discussions revolved around a set of questions that the ASCIMER team had prepared, in order to evaluate the Assessment Methodology and make sure it responds to the needs and aspirations of the municipalities.

The main conclusions drawn were related to the specific challenges that these regions face, as well as an elaborate overview on political, social and governmental issues taking place in their cities, allowing thus the ASCIMER team to better adjust their considerations to perfectly match the needs and demands of these regions.

Workshop 2: Smart city projects in the Mediterranean region