With world‐class Industrial actors, research organizations and universities from Europe and Japan, complemented with experienced Smart City service operators and public authorities and policy makers managing city services in the selected application areas, the iKaaS consortium is clearly capable of achieving the projects goals. The European and Japanese partners have also an excellent track record on previous collaboration. The partners are well‐balanced in their complementarities in expertise, business, networks as well as geographical representation.
This brings up a great opportunity to generate impact, exchange of knowledge and expertise in various domains, across countries and continents. Overall, the project asserts that:
- a critical mass of skilled resources will be committed to the project;
- it has close collaboration and complementary strengths;
- the solid financial setup and the technical plan of the project; and
- the track record and scientific credentials of the technical team.
This will ensure the ability to successfully complete this project and contribute to establish successful European‐Japanese research cooperation and to build a strong strategic relationship on industry‐oriented research and business for global economic impacts.
Technical complementarity: In order to achieve the iKaaS project objectives and relevant research topics described in Section 1 should require expertise and relevant partners from various domains. The following shows the complementarity between partners in terms of expertise and required competence in the specified iKaaS problem domains. As indicated, the consortium partners adequately cover the problem domains and research areas in iKaaS.