[Made in Lille] The new EuraTechnologies program, Sharing Lille, the good address of the month …

by bold-lichterman

Sharing LilleOn April 21 in Lille took place the event Sharing Lille, organized by the rising community OuiShare, which has been working since 2012 for the creation of a more “collaborative” society based on information sharing, trust and collective contribution.

In total, 1,200 people were present at EuraTechnologies’ ICT park. Among them, visitors but also influential speakers, entrepreneurs and local communities. Plenary conferences and workshops animated this day rich in colors and discoveries. An educational course, made up of thematic islands, also allowed participants to immerse themselves in various projects.

4 main themes were on the program:

  • co-building the city, how to involve the citizen in the city’s construction and town planning policy (participatory town planning and collective intelligence)

  • work differently

  • optimize time and space, how to better optimize our available resources to gain efficiency (ecological, energy, economic)

  • release the data (open data).

Marc-Arthur Gauthey, organizer of Sharing Lille, explains to me: “The question we wanted to address today is how, in the short term, all collaborative initiatives can become elements of response for concrete issues at the local level, at the scale of a street, of a neighborhood, a city or even a region.

In the aisles of the event, there is a lot of talk about “smart city”, “big data”, data sharing and citizenship.

Unanimously, everyone agrees on one point: companies have a major role to play and should be less resistant to the opening of their data. They would contribute to the collective interest, thus promoting the creation of new services by the growing community of citizens engaged in the new economy. Raouti Chehih, director of EuraTechnologies’ ICT park, talks about the importance of everyone in the future of the collaborative economy from the opening plenary of the event: “Before being a member of a collaborative ecosystem, we must first serve and shape that ecosystem.

In France, the subject of opening up “open data”, which appeared in 2010, is now more mature and realistic, the brakes have been identified, the myths have been resolved, and the benefits, particularly for the territories, are clear .

Chloé Bonnet, co-founder of the Open Data Institute Paris, explains: “Today, our smart cities still look too much like a black box. We accumulate data, we store it, but we do not share so we do not create value.According to her, the trend is gradually changing. For example, the City of Paris has added an “open data” clause in its calls for tenders. Any supplier to the City must undertake to open the data collected as part of its mission to the public market. The concept of service is predominant. Citizens and businesses must unite more and innovate together to strive for a more open and united society.

If you want to find out more, the next events organized by OuiShare are:

  • the OuiShare Fest in Paris in May

  • the OuiShare Fest in Barcelona in October

  • the OuiShare Fest in Rio in November.