Ranked in the world’s top 15 smart cities, the Nice Côte d’Azur region has been chosen as the pilot region for a new global ‘smart cities’ cooperation programme, entitled ‘Front-runner Smart Cities’. This programme was launched in mid-November 2018 at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona by the TM Forum and the Fiware Foundation. It aims to set a new benchmark for smart city data. This programme aims to set a new benchmark for smart city data. Work will begin on November 28 in Malaga at the Fiware Summit and the first model release is planned for spring 2019.
Cities to join Nice in this cooperation programme are Vienna (Austria), Saint Quentin (France), Genoa (Italy), Utrecht (Netherlands), Porto (Portugal), Santander, Valencia (Spain), Gothenburg (Switzerland), La Plata (Argentina) and Montevideo (Uruguay).
The TM Forum, an international network of stakeholders from 66 countries committed to innovation, organised its global forum in Nice last May. The event brought together more than 3,500 people, including many representatives of international industrial groups specialising in digital and innovation. Highly committed to making his city a global Smart City, Christian Estrosi, President of the Nice Côte d’Azur region, welcomes this decision and said that ‘the region will be able to interact with global public and industrial smart city players on one single platform using its expertise, especially on the safeguarding and processing of data.’
Article published 30 November 2018