Zaragoza has an excellent track record in government innovation and its approach to Open Government is two-fold:
- Opening datasets and services, i.e. enabling Government as a Platform, by providing a well documented and widely used Data Portal based on the latest data and API sharing standards
- Nurturing Public-Civic partnerships and encouraging business promotion (public/private partnerships) through its Etopia – Centre for Art & Technology – initiative. Such innovation space includes both an Open Urban Lab, where a quadruple helix approach for innovation around Smart City & Government takes place, and a Terminal to incubate new companies.
Zaragoza will adopt the Interlink governance framework to widen Open Innovation within the city. The framework and set of enablers made available within Interlink will provide holistic support for sustainable Open Innovation in the co-creation and co-delivery of services.
As the provision of new public services is not only dependent on its technical implementation and the reuse of common digital assets but especially on proper legal and business arrangements regarding the maintenance and exploitation of those services, Interlink partnership tools will be central in assisting private stakeholders in these key aspects and make the generated new economically and socially viable.