SmartUp the City 2017 Innovation Award for Smart City and Smart Building Startups contest is the first for new technologies, services and business models in real estate and real estate management.
Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership and GetSmarter: 8 sustainability trends driving business in 2017
The sustainability trends briefing explores:
- the implications of the Paris Agreement on governments and industry
- the need to rewire the global economy to ensure the future of our planet and species
- the increase of cities and states taking the lead in sustainable developments
Paper: An empirical investigation of social innovation initiatives for sustainable urban development
This paper written by Angelidou and Psaltoglou (2017) is focused on the role of citizens in social innovation initiatives regarding sustainable urban development, and more specifically environmental sustainability. Through the investigation of 29 cases of social innovation initiatives for sustainability across 9 domains, this research identifies four primary citizen profiles in social innovation for sustainable urban development.
Data Innovation Day 2017: Building Smart Cities for Tomorrow’s Data Economy is a one-day conference organized by the Center for Data Innovation and will be held on 28th March 2017 in Brussels. Center for Data Innovation is one of the leading global think tanks exploring the intersection of data, technology and public policy.
The 2017 European Social Innovation Competition was launched by the European Commission on 28th of February in Athens, Greece, inviting the Europeans to offer new, dynamic ideas for digital inclusion, cooperative economy, interconnection and skills development.
The journal California Management Review published the Special Issue “City Innovation”. The argument behind this issue is that the growing trend of urbanization has made cities the epicenter of innovation and entrepreneurship in our modern economy.
As global hubs of commerce, labor, and collaboration, our cities are more important than ever. Therefore, this issue focuses on innovative communities around the world, examining the factors that contribute to their success, and revealing the ways in which emerging “smart” technologies will shape the cities of the future.
Α SAP Innovation Consultant points out seven trends being mainstream this year, having to do with how people think, work and collaborate, which are changing our world and the way we do business.