The European Platform for Intelligent Cities – EPIC – combines innovation ecosystem processes, fully researched and tested e- Government service applications and new cloud computing technologies to create the first truly scalable and flexible pan-European platform for innovative, user-driven public service delivery, along with a user Road Map.

Living Labs help individual public administrations harness the power of Web 2.0 and future policy directions to develop and deliver citizen and business-driven services. Cloud computing is increasingly helping the private sector to reduce cost, increase efficiency and work smarter. EPIC is unique in that combines both of these innovations in a first-of-its-kind way to enable 1) local SME's to rapidly prototype scalable new user-driven solutions, 2) innovative public administrations to test and deploy them and 3) cities across Europe to ultimately access and use them.

The EPIC final workshop took place on the 28th of August within the Smart City track of the SummerSchool. The discussions focused on EPIC’s vision, roadmap, results as well as on the interactive presentation that used Manchester itself as an example of EPIC’s Smart Environment Service. Besides, two EPIC-related whitepapers focused onSmart City Service Creation and the Roadmap for Smart Cities were presented. 

To get an insight into the project and its results check the following videos: