The initiative "Fuerteventura Open i-Sland", is a project of the Island Council of Fuerteventura selected as a beneficiary of the "I Call for Smart Islands" under the Digital Agenda for Spain. It is developed through a collaboration agreement with RED.ES, a public business entity of the Ministry of Economic Affairs and Digital Transformation and is co-financed by the European Union through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) through the Smart Growth Operational Program (POCInt).
The objective of the "I Call for Smart Islands" is to promote projects that integrate the smart island strategy, contribute to the improvement of public services in the territory and are aimed at mitigating the negative effects of insularity, through the use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT).
The "Fuerteventura Open i-Sland" project aims to modernize and improve digital public services and the island's public administration, orienting it towards citizens and companies, rationalizing its operating costs and reducing its environmental footprint.
It also aims to create the first data processing center and a shared management model for digital services at the island level, where all public administrations will work together. This action will allow improvements in management and cost reduction, while optimizing energy consumption, reducing the environmental footprint and CO2 emissions, and improve the image of sustainable tourism destination in line with the declaration of Fuerteventura as a Biosphere Reserve and Starlight Reserve of UNESCO.
The initiative is led by the Cabildo of Fuerteventura, in collaboration with all the municipalities of the island (Antigua, Betancuria, La Oliva, Pájara, Puerto del Rosario and Tuineje), the private sector and other economic and social agents.
The initiative "Fuerteventura Open i-Sland" aims to make this island a smarter territory, promoting the development of a coordinated set of actions through the use of ICT. Its purposes are the following:
- Develop infrastructures, products and digital services of value. They will be usable, open, accessible, efficient, sustainable, interoperable, scalable, secure and satisfactory to citizens, visitors and businesses. This will improve the quality of life of citizens and the competitiveness of companies.
- Enable a more effective and efficient allocation of public resources.
- Reduce the environmental footprint of public administrations.
- Encourage technology-based entrepreneurial activity on the islands.
Among the components planned in the initiative "Fuerteventura Open i-Sland" is the implementation of a web platform for dissemination, consisting of a web portal that allows to inform citizens about the developments planned in the initiative as well as, in the future, other Smart developments to be carried out on the island of Fuerteventura.
Within the framework of this component is also developed an interactive training platform that will allow the development of training activities in the components of the initiative as well as, in the future, to advise, train and technologically train citizens, business and associations of the island of Fuerteventura to enhance the intensive ecosystem of knowledge of a Smart Island.