The Smart Cities Inter-Platform Working Group was born in 2012 as an initiative of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, in order to respond to the actual necesities in the field of Smart Cities. The Work Group is made up of 21 Spanish Technology Platforms related to smart cities, being coordinated by FutuRed, and they have established the following objectives :
- To develop a vision and specific strategic agenda that will allow for the correct development of the city of the future, including cross-platform content with special emphasis on technologies used in cities.
- To coordinate, to the required extent, the participation in national and international Smart Cities’ forums.
- Advise the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness on any needs it might have regarding Smart Cities.
- Strengthen the Spanish role and presence in the international area, especially in Europe.