Deliverable 2.3: New Business Models, procurements schemes and financing mechanism for the smart city project
The objective of this deliverable is to identify the path to be followed on project replication and on business models that will make projects similar to SmartEnCity economically feasible, without public subsidies. The recommendations are based on current ongoing lighthouse projects, and are made through recommendations on financing and funding schemes, on public procurement framework and on business models (following business model canvas). Recommendations are based on existing business models being implemented for working areas such as building retrofitting; energy supply and use; smart mobility and investments in ICT in Lighthouse projects.
The result of this document is the segmentation of the citizen engagement reality in nine differentiated areas: Governance, Purpose, Key Actors and Roles, Citizen Engagement Strategies definition, Value Proposition, Segments and Target Groups, Communication, Spaces and Feedback. The Map has been named CES Model, the Citizen Engagement Strategy Model. The purpose of this model is to create a frame that can be useful for Follower and other cities, focusing on citizen involvement by developing citizen engagement strategies. At the same time, this citizen engagement process forms the basis for the change of citizens mind-sets’ and behaviour .
The SmartEnCity Network (SEC/N) serves as a platform for SmartEnCity replication, dissemination and exploitation activities. The SEC/N has successfully ended its 12 first months. Many initiatives have been taken to attract interest, create content platforms and provide structure. The SmartEnCity Network now consists of 12 Network members, including the Lighthouse and Follower cities. The ambition is to grow this number to 200 network members before month 24.
Smart City for the Citizens annual conference organised by SmartEnCity project partner Smart City Lab
The second annual smart city conference Smart City for the Citizens 2017 took place on 1st June in the Estonian National Museum, Tartu.
Presenting our Lighthouse Cities in Brazil – SmartEnCity was part of the Delegation of European Cities to the international Municipal Congress
From 16th to 18th May 2017, the SmartEnCity Lighthouse Cities Sonderborg and Tartu were part of a European Delegation of Smart Cities, invited by the Delegation of the European Union (EU) in Brazil. They participated in the Congreso Internacional Municipalista (international Municipal Congress) in Brasilia and shared their experiences as smart cities with mayors from all over Brazil.
Vitoria-Gasteiz has selected 55 teams of designers for the retrofiitting actions and started a traininigs process in order to establish a stock of teams with guaranteed technical qualifications.
Citizen event with construction companies to explain upcoming retrofitting measures and showing case studies in Tartu
In May 2017, the local SmartEnCity experts organised a citizen engagement and learning event in Tartu.
Create a Low Carbon Mobility system in your city to improve the livability and to support your integrated transition towards a smart zero carbon city. Learn about the future role of city mobility systems, and learn from best practice examples from Denmark and Spain.
This year´s Tour de Flens took place on 29th April and was again a major attraction. Starting in Denmark’s Lighthouse Citiy Sonderborg and finishing in Flensburg, Germany, it stopped at locations with solar panels and other innovative energy solutions.
The municipal government of Vitoria-Gasteiz approves the plan for project deployment in Demo District
On April 27, 2017, the municipal government of Vitoria-Gasteiz approved the Special Plan of the Coronation District that regulates the urban planning of the foreseen actions for the development of the SmartEnCity program in this area of the city.