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Coordinating Action FIREBALLFP7-ICT-2009-5www.fireball4smartcities.eu
BJECTIVE AND CONTEXT OF THIS REPORT
The aim of this report is to describe and explain the rationale, instruments andsteps towards establishing a European Joint Community for Future Internet andOpen Innovation, and to present the results achieved up to the end of theproject (April 2012 – M24) as improvements of the current period described(M19-M24) and based on the three previous reports already issued (withdescription and activities until December 2010 -M6-, May 2011 -M12- andOctober 2011 -M18).We envisaged the European Joint Community for Future Internet and OpenInnovation as a final result of bringing together, within the FIREBALL Project,three different constituencies. These three constituencies include those workingon User Driven and Open Innovation (Living Labs), on the Future InternetResearch and Experimentation, and on Smart Cities. The key ambition of such anEuropean Joint Community is to create and strengthen open, user driveninnovation ecosystems for Future Internet and Smart Cities in Living Labestablishing links among key people and stimulating activities in a virtual fertileenvironment. Establishment of the European Joint Community started from adialogue among these communities and passed by exploring the “linkages” between them, as originally explained in the FIREBALL D2.1 Deliverable “Landscape and Roadmap of Future Internet and Smart Cities” (Task 2.1).The achievement of Fireball Task 2.2 passed then though the successfulidentification of relevant constituencies, organizations and experts that shapedthis European Joint Community, bringing these communities together andorganizing a dialogue which was fostered through the organization of a series of events and workshops targeting key issues of high importance (for theconstituencies mentioned and providing a basis for future collaboration after theproject completion).Besides presenting the underlying rationale, instruments and steps, this D2.2report proposes a series of four (main) FIREBALL workshops held over theproject duration period (May 2010 – April 2012) as master-plan for the FIREBALLCommunity establishment. Additionally this report presents the events alreadyorganized within the Fireball project, in particular during the current M19-M24period. This report is a concluding report due for M24 considering all theintermediate issues until April 2012 both at event (attendance, presentationsand discussions, impact and achievements) and at Community Activitiesachievements.For information about events and Community establishment for the previousperiod than the one covered by this document, you can refer to the similarreports (issued at M6, M12 and M18) included in the references. Description of the achievements of the previous period as well as a summary of what wasobtained with the original plan for the FIREBALL Community establishment isalso included in the section 2 of this document.The establishment of the Community has successfully been achieved through theprocess and the rationale anticipated in this paragraph and in this report (overthe full four periods). The Community has not been established in a conventionalform in a way that the specificity of the task and the starting base of threealready existing and active Communities could not require a conventionalapproach.