WeLive aims to bridge the gap between innovation and adoption of open government services and to catalyse public services by empowering citizens and businesses to directly participate in the design, creation,  selection and delivery of some of the public services in the form of mobile apps.


WeLive aims to develop an innovative and open technological framework to involve citizens, public administrations (P.A.) and local businesses and companies into the innovation process. Specifically, the WeLive will enable:

  • Citizens, companies and public administration to express their needs and elaborate new ideas for services and apps and to choose the most promising ones;
  • Companies to develop basic building blocks that emerge from the needs expressed by the selected ideas;
  • Public Administration and Citizens (final users) to release open data that emerge from the needs expressed by the selected ideas;
  • Citizens and P.A. to fund companies to transform popular ideas into Applications, using the building blocks (open service and open data) available in the marketplace.

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.

The selected 3 cities and 1 territory are: Bilbao, Trento, Novi Sad and Helsinki Region.

The project partners are:

  • Tecnalia Research & Innovation TECNALIA, Spain

  • University of Deusto UDEUSTO, Spain

  • Ayuntamiento de Bilbao BILBAO, Spain

  • EUROHELP Consulting, S.L. EUROHELP, Spain

  • Fondazione Bruno Kessler FBK, Italy

  • Engineering Ingeneria Informatica SPA ENG, Italy

  • Comune di Trento TRENTO, Italy

  • Laurea Ammattikorkeakoulu Oy LAUREA ,Finland

  • Cloud’N’Sci Ltd CNS, Finland

  • City of Novi Sad NS, Serbia

  • Public Utility Company “Informatika” Novi Sad INF, Serbia

  • Dunavnet, Serbia

Source: WeLive


Project type
  • H2020
Geographical focus
  • H2020
  • Serbia
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • Cross-thematic/Interdisciplinary
  • Engineering and Technology
February 2015 - February 2018

Entry created by Anna Sirocco on May 20, 2016
Modified on May 20, 2016