Create a SmartCity ecosystem based on open standards.
Standards that enables companies and startups to innovate and create new solutions. Solutions that is not for just one city, but can be exported to other countries and cities. A new industry.
Using open standards Norwegian companies can develop Apps and systems that works on all cities in Norway and the rest of Europe.
Everyone knows that open data is essential to a Smart City
But does everyone know that being open is a culture, a way of thinking?
The goal of building a smart city is to improve quality of life for the people who use it. To figure out how to do that we need to invite the people who live in it. They have ideas and want to have a say in it.
A Smart City project must be open to be successful.
The people who live in the city can't just be invited when the "project management" declares the project finished.
Just like physical cities, there is a market square where people set up their stalls to trade. In a Smart City, the stalls can be Apps and data is one of the commodities traded. There will be many providers of data on the market square. Data from the city will be one of them, but not the only provider. Just like on a physical market square, we can be consumers and providers. There is nothing new in mixing ingredients and creating new products that are sold on the market. An Allergy-App can consume weather and pollution data and advice whether the user should go to work by bike or bus.