The #IoT Awards seek to highlight and celebrate the year’s best projects, companies and ideas helping to create an Internet of Things. In the 3rd year of the Internet of Things Awards more than 100+ Projects & Companies submitted in 12 Diverse Categories. For each of the categories an Editor’s Choice, and two People’s Choice winners has been selected.
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The Intelligent Community Forum has announced the 2014 Top7 Intelligent Communities of the Year. The Top7 list includes three from Canada, two from the United States, and two from Taiwan. Candidates are evaluated based on the five Intelligent Community Indicators, which provide the conceptual framework for understanding all of the factors that determine a community’s competitiveness and point to its success in the broadband economy.
Businesses, government agencies, and non-profits in countries around the world are transforming virtually every facet of the economy and society through innovative uses of data. These changes, brought about by new technologies and techniques for collecting, storing, analyzing, disseminating, and visualizing data, are improving the quality of life for billions of individuals around the world, opening up new economic opportunities, and creating more efficient and effective governments.
The Guardian has launched a new website devoted to ideas, discussion and predictions about cities all over the planet. The site offers a forum for debate and the sharing of ideas about the future of cities across the world.
The days of innovative, technology-focused start-ups being the only market disrupters and growing faster than their larger, more established competitors may be coming to an end, according to a new report by Accenture, as large enterprises are starting to take advantage of their size, skills and scale to transform into truly digital businesses.
Barcelona, Espoo, Grenoble, Groningen, Malaga and Paris are the six cities shortlisted for the first European Capital of Innovation award, or iCapital. The award will go to the city building the best “innovation ecosystem” – connecting citizens, public organisations, academia, and business – with a view to helping the city scale up its efforts in this field.
Maker Cities is a massively multiplayer game that empowers people to imagine and make the future of their city. In the game, players submit ideas about how the maker movement might impact society at large: how we learn, govern, eat, and live. Players collaborate to refine each others’ ideas, and make and share simple prototypes to showcase their idea to the world.