Open Data Strategies of Real-time Cities: Milton Keynes, Grand Lyon, Helsinki & Dublin

May 21, 2015, 07:07 ET from Research and Markets

DUBLIN, May 20, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --Research and Markets

( has announced the addition of the "Open Data Strategies of Real-time Cities" report to their offering.

Cities see an opportunity to stimulate economic growth by opening up their substantial sources of data to digital services innovators. In order to become true real-time cities, they want to do much more than simply publishing existing information and processes online.

Differentiation lies in the foundations they put down in terms of data strategies, governance structures, and partnerships. This study profiles the open data strategies of four European cities. It provides an analysis of each city's goals and its activities with its partners. Analyses include best practice examples and a benchmark of the cities' progress against their objectives.

The cities in this study have similar goals for the adoption of real-time city technologies, but with important differences in the way they achieve them. Some have more funding than others. Some work closely with one or more ICT vendors; and others value the independence and collaborative nature of open source alternatives.

Cities want to move beyond simply making existing information and processes available online. Differentiation lies in the foundations they put down in terms of data strategies, both open and commercial; governance structures; and partnerships.

By investing early, ICT suppliers benefit from access to a live test bed, both for research and development (R&D) purposes and also as a high-profile demonstrator. They are also able to build closer relationships with the city.

Public private partnerships (PPPs) are the most common financial vehicle for ICT investment. Intermediaries, such as the local university, are an important source of R&D and a channel to additional grant funding.

Key Topics Covered:

1. Executive Summary

2. Research Background

3. Case Study - Milton Keynes

4. Case Study - Grand Lyon

5. Case Study - Helsinki

6. Case Study - Dublin

7. Benchmarking Analysis

8. Conclusions

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