A city is Smart when investments in human and social capital and traditional and modern infrastructures feed sustainable growth and high quality of life with wise management of natural resources through participatory governance. Smart City strikes a balance between economic, social and environmental demands, focusing on Smart Sustainable Green Growth.

Modern cities have many reasons to change so as to offer advanced services to their citizens exploiting modern infrastructures. On the other hand this may serve their own way of operation through a sustainable model for the maintenance and upgrade of city technical infrastructures.

Open Data contributes towards this direction transforming the city into a system that advances innovation and entrepreneurship, offering new services over existing infrastructures, breaking the silos among applications, and empowering city ecosystems of innovation and co-creation.

ESMARTCITY enrolls into Capacity Building activity towards SMEs in the form of a Datathon context taking place in the period June 28 - July 15, 2019 aiming at Greek SMEs in the informatics / data analysis sectors. Datasets of the city of Patras, Greece resulting from pilots by different stakeholders in the area will be utilized to this end, aiming at the development of new services in sectors like energy consumption forecasting, citizen reaction to events taking place in the city.

The datasets will be presented to interested SMEs on June 28, 2019. SMEs will present their ideas on July 11-12, 2019. Mentors will provide clarifications on SME questions in the period June 28 - July 10, 2019. The three best ideas will be awarded in a special event that will take place on July 15 2019.

For more information visit the relevant Datathon page (in Greek).