Open Innovation: Driving the Growth of Smart Cities
The IdeaPoke website noted that open and collaborative innovation has emerged as the key driving factor behind the growth of smart cities. As many cities and municipal corporations have found out, a top down, central planning approach to public governance has its limitations. In addition, the increasingly complex landscape of technologies, data, applications and business models that is emerging in a connected world poses a challenge for most city authorities. Experts believe that a bottom-up, collaborative, people driven, innovation model is better suited to drive technology advances towards smarter cities.
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