WeLive anticipates a high impact in the territories where it will be deployed. 3 cities and 1 territory of different size and belonging to very different geoeconomic backgrounds have been selected to trial the huge potential brought forward by the collaborative innovation and public-private partnership solution pushed forward by the project. WeLive will push coinnovation where everyone, especially citizens, shares resources that were previously closely guarded, harnesses the power of mass collaboration and becomes a stronger part of the social ecosystem. The WeLive ecosystem will enable the stakeholders to work together, to collaborate, and influence how a city will be developed, to set priorities, define new services and monitor funding for their implementation as well as evaluate thefinal outcomes of such public tenders and consequently contribute to building reputation of the users of public money. One of the main objectives of the WeLive project is the design and creation of a toolset that will be combined with the data generated and provided by the public administrations and the citizens in order to enable the making of an ecosystem that will facilitate and stimulate creation, delivery and use of a range of new public services.
Such ecosystem will empower the citizens and the businesses to directly participate in the design, creation, selection and delivery of public services. The WeLive Decision Engine enables the matchmaking between the users’ needs and the capabilities offered by a city through the service ecosystem which populates the WeLive Marketplace.
The open innovation tools of the WeLive environment will support all phases of innovation processes (i.e. conception, implementation and exploitation) enabling co-creation of new public services by all interested city stakeholders (citizens, businesses and public administration). The co-creation process will be facilitated through a set of suitable web interfaces allowing all stakeholders not only to provide suggestions for the new services, but also to take an active part in the design, implementation and deployment of services thus enabling them to mould the services based on their personal needs. Further to this, the WeLive environment will enable crowd-sourcing and co-creation of simpler services directly by the citizens, leveraging data contributed by the city through open data interfaces as well as by the citizens and businesses themselves. The creation and the delivery of services will be also stimulated by using a vote/rate mechanism in order to elicit the best ideas and services; ideas receiving more backing will maximize their possibility to be implemented, while services receiving more votes will have more chances to be massively reused. The ecosystem will leverage the latest web technologies and the open data provided by the public administrations, but also by any other entity, and will predominantly target smart phones and tablets as the most suitable service delivery channels for the modern city life.