Will Santader be the first Spanish Smart City? Tomás García Fresno: "SmartSantander has enough elements to transform Santander not only on the first smart city in Spain but also in Europe. The aim of SmartSantander is to deploy the infrastructure necessary to demonstrate the viability of the Internet of things, but not only from a scientific perspective but also involving end users who get real and useful services." Who are the key players? Tomás García Fresno: "SmartSantander is composed of 15 partners from very different backgrounds. The project is formed by:
- Several universities as Universidad de Cantabria in Spain, Universitat zu Lubeck, in Germany, University of Surrey and the University of Lancaster in the UK and the University of Melbourne in Australia.
- It is also composed by several research centers as CEA / LETI in France, Greece and Alexandra CTI Institutt in Denmark.
- Several companies such as Telefonica I + D in Spain, Alcatel Lucent in Italy and Spain, Ericsson in Serbia and TTI in Spain.