The initiative has a budget of 6.5 million euros, which fully contributes the Ministry of Industry, Energy and tourism, through Red.es, with co-financing of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
The president of the Cabildo of Fuerteventura and the Director General of Red.es, accompanied by the mayors of the six municipalities of the island (Puerto del Rosario, La Oliva, Betancuria, Antigua, Tuineje and Pajara) and the Director of the Canary Islands Research Agency, Innovation and information Society of the Government of the Canary Islands, have signed on September 28, the collaboration agreement for the implementation of the project ‘Fuerteventura Open i-Sland ‘, after converting the island into one of the three beneficiaries of the ‘ I call for Smart Islands ‘ that promotes the Ministry of Industry, Energy and tourism, through the public entity Red.es, within the framework of the Digital Agenda For Spain.
‘Fuerteventura Open i-Sland ‘ has a budget of 6,556,533 euros, which contributes in a 100 the Ministry of Industry, Energy and tourism, through Red.es, and will be co-financed by the European Regional Development FUND (ERDF).
This initiative, presented by the Cabildo, is aimed at developing shared services, reducing the digital divide and improving the services that are provided to the citizen. The project is articulated around three main lines of action. The first is focused on good governance, with actions relating to public digital services for the citizen, both from the Cabildo of Fuerteventura and from the island Councils.
The second major initiative is the creation of a data processing center (CPD), Fuerteventura iCloud and a Shared services center (CSC), which includes hardware and software infrastructure and the Smart Island platform.
Thirdly, the iLight project is located, the first vertical service for solid waste management and road traffic lights.
According to the Director general of Red.es, Daniel Noguera, “the project complies with the basic characteristics we had programmed for the Canary Islands and the Balearic Islands. From now on we have to continue working as a group as we have done so far. ” Noguera noted that “there will be specific resources from Red.es for these projects that require the participation of all: mayors and officials.”
‘ I call for Smart Islands ‘
The objective of the ‘ 1st call for Smart Islands ‘ is to promote projects that integrate the Smart Island strategy, that contribute to the improvement of the Public Services on the Territory and that are oriented to mitigate the negative effects of the insularity. All thise will be achieve through the use of information and communication technologies (ICT).
The ‘ I call for Smart Islands ‘ is a measure that promotes the national Plan of intelligent cities of the Digital Agenda for Spain, endowed with a budget of 188 million euros for the period 2015-2017.
The Plan entails a reform of stimulus policies and helps the deployment of smart cities and operates in four areas: governance, aid to local entities and industry, internationalization and development of technical and legal regulations.