URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

RIS3 seminar for the academic community

Seminar_post_logoURENIO Research organised a seminar for the academic community on Smart Specialisation. Research and Innovation Strategies of Smart Specialisation (RIS3) are integrated, regional focused agendas for economic development that aim Continue reading…

Developing apps for smart cities

FIWARE AcceleratorsFIWARE seeks to provide an open, public and royalty-free architecture that allows developers, service providers, enterprises and other organizations to develop applications  Continue reading…

Big data and the future of cities

Urban Center for Computation and DataGrid computing pioneer and big data visionary Charlie Catlett recently delivered a presentation on “Big Data and the Future of Cities” as part of the Argonne OutLoud series, hosted by Argonne National Laboratory. Catlett explores how emerging technologies in high-performance computing, embedded systems and data analytics can help mitigate some of the challenges associated with increased urbanization. Continue reading…

Conference: ICEIRD 2015

iceird_2015aThe 8th International Conference for Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Regional Development will be held between 18th –and 19th of June 2015 in Sheffield U.K. ICEIRD 2015 brings together academics and practitioners to share knowledge and insight based on the latest research on entrepreneurship, economic resilience, smart growth and competitiveness. Continue reading…

IEEE Smart City Challenge

IEEE Smart City ChallengeIEEE has created the Smart City Challenge, a game that encourages people to share their vision for a better world, city by city. The IEEE wants suggestions for how to design smart cities of the future. Suggestions can include ideas for communication, energy, infrastructure, and transportation. Continue reading…

Future Cities: UK Capabilities for Urban Innovation

Future_Cities_UK_Capabilities_for_Urban_InnovationThis report provides an overview of the UK’s capabilities for urban innovation by illustrating examples of activities led by businesses, universities and research institutions, and city governments and other civic organisations. Through case studies the report highlights the exportable products and services that have emerged from the UK’s future cities innovation ecosystem. Continue reading…

The Future of Data-Driven Innovation

The_Future_of_Data-Driven_InnovationThe U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation published the Future of Data-Driven Innovation report. This report explores the tremendous growth in data collection, delving into the implications on business and public policy. Continue reading…

The World’s Smart21 Communities of 2015

smart21-2015The Intelligent Community Forum today named the world’s Smart21 Communities of 2015. The Smart21 Communities of 2015 is comprised of five communities from the United States, four communities from Australia, four communities from Taiwan, three communities from Canada, and one community each from Brazil, Japan, Kazakhstan, Kenya and New Zealand. Continue reading…

Re-imagining Cities

reimagine_citiesIn cities around the world, digital platforms are bringing together citizens and service providers in innovative ways. In a recent post on Medium Stefaan Verhulst, Co-Founder and Chief of R&D and Julia Root, Adjunct Fellow at the GovLab write about the ways in which we observe cities re-imagining themselves. The authors point to four distinct ways that cities are redefining how they plan, build and invest in their futures. Continue reading…

White Paper: Smart Cities and the Energy Cloud

2014_10_WP-SCEC-14-Navigant-ResearchThis Navigant Research white paper examines the critical issues facing cities and utilities as they develop the energy policies needed in the century of the city. The emerging vision is of smart cities that integrate large and small-scale energy initiatives ranging from improvements in national infrastructure through citywide energy efficiency programs to local energy generation. Continue reading…