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Austin uses virtual reality to train first responders
17 Mar 2021
The City of Austin has partnered with local start-up Augmented Training Systems to develop programmes that allow skills to be quickly refreshed, without needing the physical equipment or set-up.
The future of managers in the smart city sector
11 Mar 2021
The rising complexity in business as a result of digital transformations, globalisation, market volatility and the pandemic means managers must adopt agile ways of working.
Organisations team to create 5G incubator in Georgia
18 Feb 2021
Telecoms company T-Mobile, Curiosity Lab and the Georgia Institute of Technology will establish the incubator at Peachtree Corners to support entrepreneurs and start-ups.
Start-up helps Turin to optimise healthcare and Covid-19 vaccine spaces
12 Feb 2021
Hynnova’s machine learning applications are currently being deployed to streamline home care activities and Covid-19 vaccination campaigns in the northern area of the Italian city.
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.
UK council smart lighting pilot monitors air quality and footfall
04 Mar 2020
South Kesteven District Council hopes to realise energy-savings of at least 60 per cent and the pilot could be expanded across the streetlighting network.
Sunderland seeks partner to become a ‘neutral host’ 5G city
03 Mar 2020
The move aims to boost connectivity across the city and give citizens and businesses more choice.
Barcelona rallies to mitigate economic impact of MWC cancellation
17 Feb 2020
MWC was cancelled for the first time in its 33-year history last week when organiser GSMA said it had become “impossible” for the show to go ahead in the wake of the coronavirus epidemic.
Hyperloop package delivery system raises £1 million
28 Jan 2020
Magway plans to sell capacity on its underground system to online retailers and logistics companies.
Rotterdam strikes climate deals with 100 companies to halve CO2 emissions by 2030
21 Jan 2020
Rotterdam’s Climate Agreement includes plans for large-scale solutions such as offshore windmills, a hydrogen network and insulation of social housing, as well as smaller-scale initiatives such as car-sharing and cycling classes for children.
Report ranks world’s most innovation-friendly cities
29 Nov 2019
The Big Apple leapfrogged last year’s leaders, Tokyo, London and San Francisco.
Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest
14 Nov 2019
The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.
Wayra and TheVentureCity to invest in deep tech start-ups
13 May 2019
Telefónica’s open innovation hub and the global accelerator will focus on start-ups in areas such as AI, cyber-security, machine learning, IoT and edge computing.
Amsterdam to open smart city tech hub
21 Nov 2018
B. Amsterdam aims to bring corporates, start-ups, entrepreneurs and education together in both digital and physical spaces
Helsinki: virtual capital of the world?
30 Oct 2018
The Finnish capital is inviting top virtual reality developers to create what it claims is an internationally unique virtual city experience
Smart city hackathon for Pune
14 Aug 2018
The Pune Smart City Development Corporation hopes the event will innovate, crowdsource and develop solutions in a range of areas
Travelling further on less energy
26 Jun 2018
Estonian start-up Zubax Robotix has won InnoEnergy’s central and eastern European energy competition with a solution that allows electric vehicles to go further using less battery energy
SparkLabs launches security token
14 May 2018
Offering made through Smart City & Smart Planet Fund is intended to “democratise” venture capital access
Bosch partners with Nikola for electric truck
21 Sep 2017
The two companies will also jointly develop the overall powertrain system for the hydrogen-electric trucks
IoT toolset to “eliminate” development lag
25 Jul 2017
Internet in a module aims to reduce Internet of Things development time by years
Spin gears up for dockless bikesharing in US
26 May 2017
The San Francisco-based start-up claims its approach to bikeshare is unique in that it requires no public funding
Comcast NBCUniversal launches start-up accelerator
24 Mar 2017
The Farm accelerator will focus on mobility, connectivity and communications companies
Ovo acquires smart energy tech firm
13 Feb 2017
Company has developed a proprietary technology platform that changes how electric grids are controlled
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?
Why city leaders must champion the Internet of Medical Things (IoMT) to tackle the ticking global healthcare timebomb
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