Download presentations and other material from the 1st OUTSMART Stakeholder Group Meeting below.
- “The use cases are very interesting and very relevant for our organisation.”
- “The use cases are very clear. But the business cases need to be clearer.”
- “For R&D projects, it is important to interact and give something back directly to the end user.”
- “You need to consider both, design time and actual operation. They will be quite different.”
- “How can these use cases contribute to an economy – generate money?”
- “We are interested in all of your use cases. How will this be integrated into a transversal use case/application?”
Water and Sewage
- “Rain water is something that is a big problem in Milano.”
- “What about a new use case on identifying illegal connections to water supply?”
The use case on identifying illegal connections to water supply could be considered in the project.
A close relationship between Milano as well as Belgrade with the water and sewage cluster will be explored.
Sustainable Urban Transport
- “I like the idea of Carbon Credits.”
- “Incentives will be as important as good technology.”
- “How can you find the breakeven point? This is paramount in convincing cities to invest in ICT solutions for utilities.”
- “Linking this to climate strategy will be interesting.”
Water and Environment
- “Monitoring leakages seems very interesting: however it is not clear how you can shrink the resolution to locate leakages with more precision once you perform sectorisation and isolate zones where they are present.”
- “The business model for energy recovery for artificial snow formation seems promising: what is the true business model though? The owner of the ski resorts should also invest in electricity generation?”
- “You should also monitor the hygienic aspects of water provision, i.e. how periodic monitoring of hygienic conditions is performed and if there is room for technical advancement/ cost cutting.”
Investigate more in depth the issue of improving the resolution of the leakage detection.
- “Use cases are realistic and fit to other cities.”
- “It is important to consider the user and offer him/her incentives.”
- “There are differences in emphasis between colder and warmer climates – smelling issues are important in Southern Europe.”
Consider European differences (e.g. smell detection sensor more important in Southern Europe).
Consider Smart Phone App for monitoring beaches / recreation areas.
Direct ‘interaction’ with citizens (e.g. via incentives / feedback).
- “We need to find a good working relationship between the stakeholders and OUTSMART. Meetings are fine, but we need to talk more regularly and also possibly find ways of funding travel.”
- “How can we get involved in phase 2? We have a visionary mayor and many Smart City projects that align with your project use cases.”
- “Will you go out and ‘evangelise’ the concept of Smart Cities to city halls?”
To ensure an efficient and effective interaction between the OUTSMART project and the stakeholder group, the project has assign a Stakeholder Group Liaison (Howard Potter) and will dedicate part of the website to the group for information (stakeholders) and interaction (blog). To explore the best mode of operation the OUTSMART project will start the consultation with the stakeholders via an online questionnaire, followed by further actions, e.g. two-way interactions, including a newsletter, blog, road-show and additional stakeholder meetings.