Smart Cities News

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

Charter to identify which emerging tech innovations are right for London

The mayor has tasked the UK capital’s chief digital officer and Smart London Board to set out the criteria that innovations must meet before being deployed in the city.

Technology and innovation declared vital to London's recovery

Technology and innovation declared vital to London's recovery

The all-party group highlights how the London Office of Technology and Innovation helped councils identify the digital tools and processes they can use to adapt to the new challenges brought by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

Alan Turing Institute mobilised to inform London's response to Covid-19 lockdown

The Odysseus project’s overall goal is to help manage the Covid-19 crisis, inform the return to normality, and act as a springboard to London’s economy in the long term.

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

London works with start-ups to counter online extremism

More than 125 entrants were whittled down to the eight finalists in the second round of mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s Civic Innovation Challenge.

London plots next data-driven steps as Datastore turns 10

London plots next data-driven steps as Datastore turns 10

A new report examines how the city’s data collection and sharing should evolve and build on the success of the City Hall’s free and open data-sharing platform.

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

London mayor addresses mobile "not spots"

A new standard agreement for commercial landlords and public property owners is designed to speed up the process which allows mobile providers access to rooftops and other sites to install kit.

London boosts digital transformation of public services

London boosts digital transformation of public services

London boroughs are coming together to launch the London Office of Technology and Innovation whose mission is to foster radical ideas to benefit citizens, communities and businesses.

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

Brexit "chaos" threatening progress of technological change in the UK

The mayor of London warns that the ongoing Brexit discussions are resulting in the Government side-lining preparations for the impact of rapid technological change.

London signs up to international smart city coalition

London signs up to international smart city coalition

The Greater London Authority has joined Open & Agile Smart Cities, the international network that supports cities and communities in their digital transformation.

Govtech start-up workspace to open in heart of Westminster

Govtech start-up workspace to open in heart of Westminster

A collaboration between venture firm, Public, and the accelerator, Huckletree, aims to bring technologists and government closer together to help transform public services.