The Smart Cities project is creating an innovation network between cities and academic partners to develop and deliver better e-services to citizens and businesses in the North Sea Region.

Blogging SCRAN at


I've posted a blog entry item to highlight SCRAN's approach to policy mapping at the site: You can see it at

Mapping the project: context of Smart Cities pilots and work packages

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In this map the outputs and the work domains of the project are detailed.

Smart Cities community opened on

We launched a community on Being part of the big European portal about developing services, sharing knowledge and best practices is important for the Smart Cities aims and goals.

Wireless & Digital Cities 2008

This year's conference programme has been re-formatted to feature trackable sessions covering the 5 key areas of interest that are proving to be the main drivers in building connected communities acro

Smart Cities project kicked off

Steering Committee

All Smart Cities project partners gathered in Kortrijk in the first Steering Committee of the project.

eGovernment Services Capability Mapping

The attached figure illustrates the outcome of a eGovernment service capability mapping exercise undertaken by the Centre for Learning Communities (CLC), Napier University, Edinburgh.

Steering Committee 17-18 September: programme

The first Steering Committee meeting of the Smart Cities project will take place in Kortrijk, Belgium on wednesday 17 September 2008.

Smart Cities project approved by EU North Sea Region Programme

An international consortium of local governments and academic institutions will cooperate in a transnational e-government project led by Intercommunale Leiedal (B) and Napier University (UK). The project is called Smart Cities. All partners jointly will build better electronic services for local citizens and business. Academic research and user centric codesign will bring the quality, performance and take-up of those services to a higher level. Strong involvement of national governments and organisations will foster mainstreaming of the best pilots. Main themes of the project are personalised services, wireless and mobile applications and research about these themes. This will lead to the launch of several new applications in the next three years.

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