The Project

The objective of PERIPHÈRIA is to deploy convergent Future Internet (FI) platforms and services for the promotion of sustainable lifestyles in and across emergent networks of “smart” peripheral cities in Europe, dynamic realities with a specific vocation for green creativity.

Its Open Service Convergence Platform, an “Internet by and for the People”, extends and enhances the Save Energy project’s Social Information Architecture, integrating key new components – sensor networks, real time 3D and mobile location-based services – with the FI paradigms of Internet of Things (IoT), Internet of Services (IoS) and Internet of People (IoP).


Malmӧ, Sweden

Bremen, Germany

Athens, Greece

Genoa, Italy

Palmela, Portugal


PERIPHÈRIA develops the Living Lab premise in a systemic blend of technological with social innovation. It defines five archetypical “Arenas” – specific urban settings or innovation playgrounds, with defined social features and infrastructure requirements – as the spaces where co-design and service integration processes unfold: Smart Neighbourhood: media-based social interaction, 
Smart Street: new transportation behaviours, 
Smart Square: civic decisions, Smart Museum and Park: natural and cultural heritage feed learning
, Smart City Hall: mobile e-government services

Impact assessment, exploitation planning and widespread dissemination making extensive use of Web 2.0 approaches, all aim to assure the viral uptake and long-term sustainability of PERIPHÈRIA platforms and services.

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