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WEF to launch regional networks to support digital transformation of smaller cities
08 Apr 2021
The networks in Latin America and South Asia will share smart city knowledge and connect mid-size and small cities in the regions with pioneer cities.
Kerlink IoT gateways compatible with peer-to-peer LoraWAN network
08 Apr 2021
The network is powered by compatible hotspots which are a combination of the Helium blockchain and LoRaWAN packet routing software on a single, compact LoRaWAN gateway.
English language version of Russian blockchain knowledge base launched
06 Apr 2021
The database contains more than 50 Russian use cases across a number of sectors with a section dedicated to Moscow smart city projects to be added soon.
Companies team for smart city blockchain networks connecting LoRa devices
12 Mar 2021
MXC Foundation is collaborating with Semtech to deploy open networks using the LoRaWAN protocol and has already reached a strategic smart city partnership with the government of Hangzhou.
Initiative launched to help create trustworthy spaces for sharing data
16 Dec 2020
Fiware, iShare and FundingBox have launched the i4Trust initiative to build the foundation for data spaces that facilitate trustworthy and effective data-sharing.
Smart Dubai uses dashboard data to fight Covid-19
10 Dec 2020
It has identified new use cases for the dashboard which includes one that generates forecasts on the possible growth in Covid-19 cases in different areas at risk of becoming hotspots.
Companies partner to offer smart cities blockchain-enabled global data exchange
09 Dec 2020
The companies want to deliver a new level of trust and control for cities and provide municipal and commercial clients with unaltered and traceable data that ties back to its original source.
Singapore invests $12m in industry-driven blockchain research
08 Dec 2020
The national initiative aims to align blockchain technology research with the needs of the industry to facilitate the development, commercialisation and adoption of wider real-world applications.
Olsztyn claims world-first by linking blockchain to emergency services
27 Nov 2020
SmartKey connected an Ethereum smart contract to a smart key device and app to enable teams to enter a closed district or secure building without a keyholder or permission.
IMDA and IBM join forces to accelerate digital skills development in Singapore
24 Nov 2020
IBM’s programme aims to meet the demand for technology consulting and deep technical skills needed to support the acceleration of digital transformation across all industries.
Greentech companies join forces to build renewable energy certificate ecosystem
17 Nov 2020
The companies claim that their end-to-end approach reduces the time taken for renewable energy asset owners to acquire Recs, from three months to less than a week.
Munich to use autonomous agents in smart city infrastructure trials
12 Nov 2020
Trials kick off on a commercial real-estate development in the city centre where agents will negotiate the price of parking spaces with users able to earn rewards in a digital currency.
Singapore opens smart city co-innovation lab
29 Oct 2020
The lab aims to bring together leaders in the smart cities space to co-create and test innovations with local built environment and technology companies in a live environment.
SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive
28 Oct 2020
Innovations include using data from end-users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty.
oneM2M IoT standard to help underpin India's smart cities
27 Oct 2020
As India strives to deliver over 100 smart cities across the country, standards-based deployment would help promote interoperability, security and multi-vendor deployments.
Blockchain deployed to help travellers certify their health status
27 Oct 2020
Cybersecurity and Internet of Things company, WISeKey has added the ability for users to upload and digitally certify the results of their Covid-19 test to its WIShelter platform.
Blockchain-based electricity trading platform launched in German municipality
26 Oct 2020
Wildpoldsried will be the focus for the demo phase of a research project by Siemens, the regional utility Allgäuer Überlandwerk and partners to help develop a local energy marketplace.
Standards report assesses the current state of blockchain
15 Oct 2020
Key insights highlighted in the report include blockchain technology’s fragmentation both worldwide and within jurisdictions, overlaps, gaps, as well as conflicts in standard-setting.
Smart Dubai collaboration to accelerate digital transformation for government entities
30 Sep 2020
The Dubai Government Information Network is designed to become the information backbone between the emirate’s governmental organisations and the internet.
The Call for Code finalists taking on climate change and Covid-19
29 Sep 2020
A safe queuing app that is intended to replace physical lines and a tool to help families better manage school work during the pandemic are among the five finalists in IBM’s global challenge.
Dubai launches smart city professional diploma
01 Sep 2020
It is designed to introduce smart city specialists to best practices to improve the design and quality of digital services and help create new ones to drive Dubai’s digital transformation.
Analytics tool aims to track down water meter inaccuracies
18 Aug 2020
The patented blockchain architecture within CityEdge validates water usage data from the moment that it leaves the meter’s sensors to the moment it reaches the customer.
Contract wins help EV charging start-up progress intelligent internet of energy
14 Jul 2020
Electric Miles uses artificial intelligence and blockchain to optimise charging capabilities and claims its solution can deliver savings of up to 40 per cent on each charge.
Smart City Expo transformed into an online event for 2020
30 Jun 2020
The digital event will consist of a broadcast television show on day one, with day two’s programme featuring workshops, sessions, and side events.
12 Mar 2021
Japan’s start-up community is powering the future of smart cities
A unique start-up accelerator program is fuelling global smart city innovation in Kyoto. But how is it doing so?
Smart cities: Why blockchain is changing the game
New energy, changing behaviour and blockchain: 5 transport predictions for 2020
Insight Report: Smart waste, an opportunity cities should not trash
Podcast: The central role of cities in the sharing economy, with Chelsea Rustrum
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