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Pro-bono partnership helps share Covid-19 messages via digital screens

Pro-bono partnership helps share Covid-19 messages via digital screens

The Capitol and SCM partnership will utilise SCM’s Citypost platform to help public health officials conduct outreach about testing sites and deliver other real-time information related to the pandemic.

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

Houston accelerator places new focus on resilience in the face of Covid-19

The Ion Smart & Resilient Cities Accelerator wants to support start-ups to create solutions to help in everyday lives, but also in situations that require urgency like the coronavirus outbreak.

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

City of Helsinki reforms its digital foundation

The multi-year project aims to create a functional digital foundation that enables the Finnish city to run efficient and reliable services for employees and citizens.

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Call for unity to curb “dangerous” 5G coronavirus rumours

Experts have called out the dangers of false information relating to 5G and coronavirus.

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

Using digital twins to maximise returns on existing infrastructure

If cities have access to dynamic, co-ordinated and timely information about local infrastructure, its performance and its pressure points, they can unlock major operational and financial benefits.

Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Ontario enlists private sector to help battle Covid-19

Fund will support development of essential medical supplies and equipment, including gowns, overalls, masks, face shields, testing equipment and ventilators.

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Finnish cities collaborate on circular economy operating model

Tampere, Espoo and Turku aim to create a model where cities, businesses, research organisations and citizens can develop neighbourhoods in line with circular economy principles.

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

UK plans regulatory “shake-up” to make way for transport tech

Alongside the review, the government also announced £90 million in funding for technology trials in three new ‘future transport zones’.

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

Coronavirus pushes Sidewalk Labs decision day back again

A decision on whether Sidewalk Labs can create a smart neighbourhood in a disused area of Toronto’s Quayside district will now be delayed until June 25.

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

AI research consortium launched to tackle future pandemics

C3.ai DTI’s first call is for scholars, developers and researchers to develop solutions to help abate the Covid-19 outbreak and mitigate future pandemics using artificial intelligence.