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The aim of the EPIC project was to examine the needs, requirements and added value of a pan European ‘smart city’ delivery platform for leading ICT companies, specialist SMEs, Living Labs and established and future Smart Cities. Its objective was therefore to explore the particular implications of the cloud platform paradigm as the basis for a pan-European service delivery platform so as to enable a more holistic approach in making European cities smarter. In order to make sure that the platform is best suited for the deployment of new smart city services, one important task of the EPIC project was the creation of different smart city services that each posed different requirements and aspects of the Smart city concept. Secondly, in creating these services, the EPIC project was interested in benefiting from the Living Lab approach which is associated with open innovation and user involvement in early stages of product or service development. The Living Lab methodology developed for the EPIC project generated three services in three pilot cities: a Relocation Service in Brussels (Belgium), an Urban Planning Service in Issy-les-Moulineaux (France) and a Smart Environment Service in Manchester (United Kingdom).