Published on August 12th 2014, “The Age of Intelligent Cities: Smart Environments and Innovation-for-All Strategies” by Nicos Komninos concludes a trilogy that began with Intelligent Cities: Innovation, Knowledge Systems and digital spaces (Routledge 2002) and Intelligent Cities and Globalisation of Innovation Networks (Routledge 2008).
Archive for 2014
The Rockefeller Foundation’s 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) announced the launch of the 2014 100 Resilient Cities Challenge, which is now open to cities worldwide.
The Center for Data Innovation and the Sunlight Foundation organized a panel discussion highlighting the impact of open data across education, health care, international development, and other fields.
Energy efficiency, employment and SMEs are core focus of EU 2014-2020 Cohesion Policy says new Commission report. The European Commission’s 6th Report on Economic, Social and Territorial Cohesion published today shows that EU Cohesion Policy is delivering on the growth goals of the Europe 2020 Strategy by creating jobs and reducing disparities across Europe.
Institute’s for the Future (IFTF) Technology Horizons program presented its new 2014 map, 20 Combinatorial Forecasts, which explores the future of technology at the intersections of different fields. This map is designed to help you anticipate the future of combinatorial innovations emerging at the intersection of distinct territories. Use this map to visualize the whole range of innovations and see the bigger picture—a more interconnected technology landscape.
Drawing on an in-depth literature review, over 80 interviews, and surveys, i-teams report tells the stories of 20 teams, units and funds, all are established by government, and all are charged with making innovation happen. The i-teams case studied are based in city, regional and national governments across six continents, and work across the spectrum of innovation – from focusing on incremental improvements to aiming for radical transformations.
The European Commission launched a public consultation on ‘Science 2.0’, in order to gauge the trend towards a more open, data-driven and people-focused way of doing research and innovation. ‘Science 2.0’ is understood as a systemic change in the modus operandi of doing research and organising science.