Smart Citizens are making Smart Cities by working together in solving challenges their communities are facing. The IoT Living Lab promotes IoT interactivity in public spaces to encourage citizens and cities in testing and prototyping innovations. The new project ‘the Amsterdam Innovation Exchange Lab’ extends this effective bottom-up approach globally.
Cities need effective solutions that communities can co-create quickly and economically. Smart, creative and passionate citizens should be given access to testing environments and supported when coming up with these effective solutions. Solutions with a positive impact and visible results are being co-developed by initiatives in the IoT living lab environments. The goal of IoT Living Lab is to work on IoT infrastructure solutions, actionable open data and developer friendly platforms for upcoming IoT innovations. This stimulates the creation of new start-ups and mobile applications making a rapid impact on the local economy.