URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Ranking of the Leading Smart City Suppliers

300x225ximage_485670385_300x225_0.jpg.pagespeed.ic.TyhfutjK9bSmart Cities supplier ecosystem is a complex and dynamic market that requires suppliers to be innovative in their product offerings and in the way they engage with cities and their partner networks. A new report examines the strategy and execution of 16 leading smart city suppliers with the capacity to provide leadership on large-scale smart city projects spanning multiple operational and service areas. Continue reading…

Gartner’s Hype Cycles for 2015

Megatrends Driving Significant Profile Shifts - Source: Gartner (August 2015) Gartner’s Hype Cycles aims to help enterprises identify which emerging computing technologies, services and disciplines to invest in. The company published a report that looks across all 2015 Hype Cycles to spot the trends driving computing innovation today. Continue reading…

The 3 Generations Of Smart Cities

3047795-poster-p-1-the-3-generations-of-smart-citiesBoyd Cohen, who has been studying smart cities since 2011, identifies three distinct phases of how cities have embraced technology and development, moving from tech company driven, to city government driver, to, finally, citizen driven. Continue reading…

The Innovation Ecosystem For The Future Of Work

Innovation-ecosystem-forbsJacob Morgan, author of the book “The Future of Work: Attract New Talent, Build Better Leaders, and Create a Competitive Organization”, explores five innovation models, which should be part of the innovation ecosystem that organizations must create if they want to be able to stay relevant and compete in this rapidly changing world. Continue reading…

Safe Cities Index, 2015

Safe Cities IndexThe Safe Cities Index 2015 is an Economist Intelligence Unit report, sponsored by NEC. The report is based on an index composed of more than 40 quantitative and qualitative indicators. These indicators are split across four thematic categories: digital security; health security; infrastructure safety; and personal safety. Continue reading…

Sensor Networks and Smart Cities

Urban sensor netsSensor networks, big data, analytics, and urban operation centres are becoming a mainstream solution for smart cities. Sensors can measure, track and locate a wide variety of factors in the urban environment. Data from sensors can be analysed and used to run Continue reading…

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…