The EU’s bid for leadership in green technologies will focus on developing a network of “smart cities” to demonstrate renewable and other low-carbon energies in Europe, according to draft European Commission
Archive for 2009
Booz & Company’s 2009 edition of the Global Innovation 1000 report finds large R&D spenders are keeping the pace when it comes to developing new products and services despite fiscal challenges presented by the economic downturn. The top 10 global R&D spenders in 2008 were, in descending order: Toyota, Nokia, Roche Holding, Microsoft, General Motors, Pfizer, Johnson & Johnson, Ford, Novartis, and Sanofi-Aventis.
Cyberport is an investment project of the Hong Kong SAR Government and managed by the Hong Kong Cyberport Management Company Ltd. The project is located on a 24 hectares public land and the overall investment was about 2 billion US$.
Center for Digital Government and Digital Communities magazine have named the most advanced digital cities in USA. The cities were chosen from the results of the ninth annual Digital Cities Survey, which examines how municipalities incorporate information technology into operations which better serve citizens engaging with local government.
20 years ago, Tim Berners-Lee invented the World Wide Web. For his next project, he’s building a web for open, linked data that could do for numbers what the Web did for words, pictures, video: unlock our data and reframe the way we use it together.
The Intelligent Community Forum (IFC) announced its annual list of the Smart21 Communities of the year 2010. The list highlights communities from 13 nations and includes 10 that appeared on last year’s list. One American state, Virginia, contributed three communities to the list. There were one Chinese and two Australian communities on the list, as well as three from Canada, which has had more communities named by ICF than any other nation.