URENIO Watch: Intelligent cities – smart cities – innovation ecosystems

Open Innovation, Open Science, Open to the World

This book brings together some of the key conceptual insights behind Open Innovation, Open Science and Open to the World and highlights actions that are already taking place or are being prepared for Europe. It is has been published by the Directorate-General for Research and Innovation of the European Commission.
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Governing with Collective Intelligence

This report, published by Nesta, provides an introduction to collective intelligence in government. It aims to be useful and relevant to governments of countries at very different levels of development. It highlights the ways in which governments are better understanding the world around them, drawing on ideas and expertise from their citizens, and encouraging greater scrutiny of their actions. Continue reading…

e-Book: How to Talk to Civic Hackers

The book, written by Mark Headd, one of the first municipal Chief Data Officers in the United States, is meant for public servants and people working inside government who want to connect with innovators and technologists outside of the bureaucracy. It highlights strategies they can use to collaborate with people doing interesting and valuable work that can benefit or support the mission of government. Continue reading…

Applications based on EU Open Data

Inside the European Union Open Data Portal, there is a section where users can find examples of applications developed by the European institutions, agencies and other bodies as well as third parties. Continue reading…

Trends in Smart City Development

“Trends in Smart City Development” is a new report from the National League of Cities featuring case studies about how five cities – Philadelphia, San Francisco, Chicago, Charlotte, N.C., and New Delhi, India – are using different approaches to implement smart city projects. The report also provides recommendations to help local governments consider and plan smart city projects. Continue reading…

Design in the public sector: An interactive map by Nesta

A growing number of governments and public sector organisations have been turning to design as a new approach to help them solve complex challenges and improve the way they work. Through the creation of an interactive map, Nesta and Paris-based lab La 27e Région provide a snapshot of the sector and demonstrates the wide mix of players involved.

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Making Sense of the Smart City Standardization Landscape

The amount of activity in smart city standardization is truly broad and covers many areas. Some groups, such as IEEE, are looking at detailed technology aspects related to smart city networking or transportation while others, such as the International Organization for Standards (ISO), have a focus on higher-level activities such as strategies for smart city governance or procurement. IEEE Standards University provides a high-level overview of some of the key standards groups and their smart city activities. Continue reading…

Top 100 Government Technology Companies for 2017

Government Technology magazine released its second annual GovTech 100, a listing of the leading 100 companies focused on government as a customer, having developed an innovative or disruptive offering to improve or transform government, or having created new models for delivering services. Continue reading…

Cisco Smart+Connected Digital Platform

Cisco’s Smart+Connected Digital Platform is a unifying, cloud-based set of tools that, together, creates a centralized layer for addressing the infrastructural need to connect cameras, water meters, traffic meters, and so on in a reliable, secure, robust and seamless manner. Continue reading…

Report: Making Citizen-Generated Data Work

A new report, published by the Open Knowledge International, asks what makes citizens and others want to produce and use citizen-generated data. Continue reading…