URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Programmable City workshop: “Creating Smart Cities”

the programmable cityThe Programmable City project is investigating the relationship between networked digital technologies and infrastructures and urban management and governance and city life. Continue reading…

Social Innovation Index 2016

sii-2016The Social Innovation Index 2016, created by the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), measures the capacity for social innovation across 45 countries–G20 and OECD nations, together with select others to illustrate some notable trends in developing economies.
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Report – Redefining Global Cities

redefining-global-cities-coverThe world’s largest metropolitan economies can be classified into seven groups that reveal their distinct competitive advantages in the global economy. A new report from the Brookings Institution’s Metropolitan Policy Program introduces a typology that categorizes global cities and assesses the opportunities and challenges they confront for powering the next wave of global economic growth. Continue reading…

Video – The Cities of Tomorrow

cot-videoThe Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) and Boston University held a panel discussion on the future of federal policies for smart cities, their opportunities and challenges, and the cutting-edge research and innovation that makes these advances possible.

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European Digital City Index 2016

edci_variables_in_colour_wheelNesta launched the 2016 version of the European Digital City Index (EDCi,) which describes the ‘fertility’ or attractiveness of different European cities for digital entrepreneurs. The Index is not a simple count of the number of new firms or capital flows, but a composite measure of the varied factors which matter to founders and young firms.

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Report – Innovation and the City

Report - innovation and the cityDrawing on well over 100 interviews with urban policy experts in the United States and around the world—including mayors, city commissioners, academic experts, corporate executives, labor officials, and philanthropic leaders—this report profiles fifteen of the boldest and most innovative municipal policy reforms of the past decade. Continue reading…

Smart Kalasatama: A co-created district to experiment smart urban living

jlvae1biUnder the slogan “One more hour a day”, the city of Helsinki has initiated the development of a district, Kalasatama, that aims to manage time more efficiently. Considering time as one of city residents’ most precious resource, the vision of Smart Kalasatama, created together with local residents and other stakeholders, is for everyone to gain an extra hour of free time every day. Continue reading…

Smart City Playbook commissioned by Nokia

nokia smart city playbookThis report developed by Machina Research on behalf of Nokia examines the strategies of 22 cities as they become smart, safe and sustainable. It distils three different smart city approaches and highlights key developments in technology and business models which have helped cities become smarter. Continue reading…

Organising Smart City Projects: Lessons learned from Amsterdam

sca_projectsThis report, issued by the Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Amsterdam Smart City, analysed 12 smart city projects in Amsterdam to draw lessons and make future smart city projects more effective. The idea was to analyse the non-technological aspects of smart city projects (partnerships, business models, scaling potential) since smart city solutions are not just about developing and applying technology. Continue reading…

Call for Submissions for ICEIRD 2017 is now open!

International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) The call for submissions for the 10th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development (ICEIRD 2017) is now open. If you are you an academic, a university technology manager, an entrepreneur, a policy-maker, an investor or you represent a business interested in the theory and practice of university-industry links as well as innovation, entrepreneurship, and regional development? Continue reading…