URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

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…

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…