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San Antonio opens call for entries to its residency and city civic challenge
07 May 2021
The four main challenges are around sustaining business during construction, carbon footprint for energy retrofits, power outage emergency communication, and hand sanitiser refill.
Record-breaking entries for 2021 Global Mayors Challenge
22 Apr 2021
The Bloomberg Philanthropies’ challenge was launched in January 2021 and will select 50 “champion cities” to test their ideas for several months this year.
£40m competition aims to encourage innovation for water and wastewater services
29 Mar 2021
The Water Breakthrough Challenge is calling on innovators in the cities and transport sector to join forces with the water sector and together create solutions to deliver wide-scale change.
Start-ups take on the challenge of climate change and city living
29 Jan 2021
Solutions in the ninth cohort of the Urban-X accelerator include platforms focused on disaster risk analysis in properties, carbon intelligence and forecasting and micro-mobility e-commerce.
Salt Lake City establishes innovation department
26 Jan 2021
It was announced in mayor Erin Mendenhall’s state of the city address in which she shared her vision for a more resilient and equitable city and encouraged citizens to view a new report card of the council’s performance.
Ashden announces annual search for climate solutions
07 Jan 2021
The climate solutions charity said it is looking for initiatives that can spark radical progress, adding that coronavirus and COP26 make green innovation more important than ever.
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.
Nokia provides 5G connectivity for Leuven's digital pole project
11 Dec 2020
The Digital City Pole project paves the way for future 5G connectivity across the Belgian city that aims to stimulate local innovation, drive productivity and create jobs.
Helsinki announces new domain names and access to its innovation testbed
02 Dec 2020
The testbed is targeted at domestic and foreign companies that want to develop and test their products and services together with City of Helsinki.
36 cities chosen to chart a course towards the future
18 Nov 2020
The World Economic Forum has chosen the cities to pioneer a global policy roadmap developed by its G20 Smart Cities Alliance for the ethical and responsible use of data and technology.
Verizon opens 5G innovation hub in Lake Nona
17 Nov 2020
The living lab will provide opportunities to test 5G-enabled solutions in areas such as connected healthcare, autonomous mobility, smart communities, education, retail and others.
Port of Tyne sets up clean energy park
09 Nov 2020
The park, which has already welcomed its first tenant, will play an important role in supporting the government’s goal to power every UK home with offshore wind electricity.
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.
Chattanooga hosts Gig City Innovation Challenge
09 Oct 2020
Energy companies and non-profits in the region are providing an opportunity for college students from across the nation to work together virtually to address energy sector challenges.
Indian university sets up Smart City Research Centre
06 Oct 2020
The International Institute of Information Technology in Hyderabad will also establish the Living Lab to showcase new ideas and a place to co-create smart city innovations with start-ups.
European Commission names Leuven as capital of innovation
28 Sep 2020
The Belgian city actively involves its citizens in the creation and testing of new ideas and was praised for its ground-breaking collaboration model.
EIT InnoEnergy chooses Boston as its US launchpad
10 Sep 2020
The new office will help entrepreneurs develop their innovations and reduce time to market by providing direct access to more than 500 industrial partners in its ecosystem.
Global marketplace extends the reach of real-time road and weather data
08 Sep 2020
RoadCloud’s road friction estimates, road condition data and weather data will be available on Here Technologies global location data exchange hub.
Smart city leaders are more likely to invest in projects using existing infrastructure
08 Sep 2020
A survey conducted by Fotech Solutions reveals that the appetite for smart city progress remains strong and highlights the need for more practical approaches to creating smart systems.
UK local authorities to go live with smart energy project
27 Aug 2020
Reading Borough Council and Wokingham Borough Council will be the first to connect to the smart energy platform, which forms part of the Thames Valley Live project.
Singapore continues its drive to build a pool of smart city innovators
24 Aug 2020
The number of applications to the Smart Nation Scholarship scheme increased again this year with awardees undergoing rigorous training and taking on key roles in national projects.
MarTech city app rewards end-users and provides analytics to municipalities and businesses
21 Aug 2020
The Go See the City smart city initiative is designed to encourage engagement and exploration of a municipality and will be rolled out in Orange County later this year.
Toronto expands its Digital Main Street programme as part of Covid recovery plan
20 Aug 2020
It aims to help businesses in the city and across Ontario embrace technology in response to the pandemic with latest plans including a community collaboration and innovation programme.
CSG teams with Colorado Smart Cities Alliance to help advance innovation
13 Aug 2020
Alliance members seek to improve quality of life within Colorado’s diverse communities by building relationships across sectors and jurisdictions to pilot and scale new technologies.
07 May 2021
Cities look to climate-friendly greenbacks to fund smart projects
With technology set to play a key part in the global recovery from the pandemic, we explore evolving funding methods that are helping cash-strapped cities get smart.
The road ahead for machine learning
Rebuilding green: Analysing the Biden infrastructure plan
Advancing adoption of digital twin technology
OnDemand Webinar: Kyoto: the Japanese start-up community powering the future of smart cities
eBook: Smart City Solutions for a Riskier World
Watch: Cloudera and IBM Storage discuss how cities can unlock the true value of their data
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