Interconnection with previous work in the following domains: smart communities, smart living and ageing well, smart - and/or social farming, forest management, distributed energy, smart logistics and mobility and e-governance.


Development of applications that support the implementation of the concept of the smart village namely applied to remotely located rural areas and communities.

Establishment of application areas

Establishment of application areas that include several public services such as energy, autonomous robotics transport, logistics, education, tourism, health and care.

Development of pilots demonstrating benefits

Development of pilots demonstrating benefits, cost-efficiency, flexibility and realistic business models required in rural areas, integrating with existing infrastructure, and exploiting links to other European, national or private funding sources to leverage infrastructure delivery.

Establishment of innovation

Establishment of innovation ecosystems based on ‘Platforms for Connected Smart Objects and Services’, to support citizens and businesses for a multiplicity of applications.

Development of reference implementations

Development of reference implementations including proofs-of-concept, large-scale demonstrations and validation leveraging on pre-existing platforms

Development of an open marketplace

Development of an open marketplace with an open application interface for cross-cutting services to cater to new business opportunities

Integration of data

Integration of data and information across different platforms for sustainable and efficient service provision, namely based on Artificial Intelligence, showcasing platform interoperability in line with standards.