URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Turning Northern Greece into an Industrial Champion

N. Greece lignate depositsThe  debt crisis in Greece and the adjustment of goverment spending have led to unexpected deep recession with GDP and employment fall by 15-20% with respect to 2010 levels. Against this background (and the 3rd MOU of 80 billion Euro loan), the report “Turning Northern Greece into an Industrial Champion” by Ansgar Belke, Nicos Christodoulakis, and Daniel Gros, Continue reading…

Smart City Studies: Research, Innovation and the Emerging State-of-the-Art

smart-cities-studiesURENIO Research is organising a presentation on Monday 20th of July 2015 at 14:00 by Prof. Mark Deakin titled “Smart City Studies: Research, Innovation and the Emerging State-of-the-Art”. The presentation will take place in the 1st basement of the Aristotle University Research Dissemination Center. M. Deakin is currenty professor in the Edinburgh Napier University.
You can find a short CV of Prof. Mark Deakin here.

A Guide to Successful Corporate-Startup Collaboration

Winning_togetherTo help corporates reap the benefits of collaboration with startups, NESTA, UK in collaboration with Founders Intelligence and the Startup Europe Partnership have produced the guide ‘Winning together – A guide to successful corporate-startup collaboration’. Continue reading…

CITIE: Benchmarking Innovation Policy in Cities

CITIE_Report_2015-1City Initiatives for Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (CITIE) provides city policymakers with a resource to help them develop the policy initiatives that catalyse innovation and entrepreneurship in cities. Continue reading…

EIP Market Place on Smart Cities and Communities

The Market Place of the EIP on Smart Cities and CommunitiesThe Market Place is an initiative of the European Commission, which has been designed for those who are active in the challenging area of Smart Cities and willing to know more about ongoing and foreseen activities throughout Europe. The market place and information hub, may help finding the latest news, Continue reading…

Connecting the European Startup Ecosystems

startup-europeStartup Europe has just launched a new website entirely dedicated to European tech startups with the mission of uniting their ecosystems. Startup Europe aims to strengthen the business environment for web and ICT entrepreneurs so that their ideas and business can start and grow in the EU. Continue reading…

The steps that can turn a new city into a smart city

banner 20 steps to-build a new cityIn a latest article in “The Guardian” a handy step-by-step DIY guide how to build a city from scratch is presented. In this guide 20 steps are proposed. As it is visualised in the following graph thirteen out of them are affected by different smart cities applications and concepts. Hence if you are planning a new “smart” city you might consider to examine the available smart city tools – applications for each step. Continue reading…

Social Innovation Lab Guide

10_silabguide_final-1This Guide to a Social Innovation Lab, published by a team led by Dr. Frances Westley at the Waterloo Institute for Social Innovation and Resilience (WISIR), offered as a resource to peers, colleagues, practitioners, leaders from all sectors, and concerned citizens – all who have and/or will participate in change-making processes. Continue reading…

50 Smartest Companies 2015

50.smartestx519_0The MIT Technology Review magazine published its annual list of 50 companies that have truly innovative technologies and a business model that is both practical and ambitious, with the result that they have set the agenda in their fields over the past 12 months. Continue reading…

Report: Innovation That Matters

Innovation-That-MattersThe purpose of the Innovation that Matters report, published by 1776 in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, is to share best practices for developing civic startup ecosystems from local communities in order to provide a framework that city leaders can utilize to foster new innovations that improve the lives of local citizens. Continue reading…