Smart Cities News

SmartCityX accelerator programme names “early start-up acceptances”

SmartCityX accelerator programme names “early start-up acceptances”

Led by San Francisco based VC firm Scrum Ventures along with eight other Japanese partner companies, the programme seeks to redefine ‘antiquated’ accelerator models.

Government-to-university network expands in the US

Government-to-university network expands in the US

The Volcker Alliance’s initiative aims to connect governments’ hiring and research needs with local university capacity and is expanding into Chicago and North Carolina.

Playbooks launched for responsible data-sharing

Playbooks launched for responsible data-sharing

With the onset of Covid-19, data collaborative company BrightHive said it has witnessed an accelerated need for organisations to be able to “rapidly and responsibly” share data with one another.

CivStart and Govlaunch team to bridge gap between start-ups and local governments

CivStart and Govlaunch team to bridge gap between start-ups and local governments

To help navigate the challenging public sector marketplace, start-ups entering CivStart’s accelerator programme will receive 24 months of customer and product development, network building and expert guidance.

UK government and TrueLayer forge API banking deal

UK government and TrueLayer forge API banking deal

The start-up’s payment initiation service means people do not need credit or debit cards to make payments for certain paid-for government services.

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

How new financial models enable smart city digital transformation

AVEVA’s W. Jarrett Campbell discusses how innovative approaches to investment can result in the lowering of smart cities’ barriers to entry.

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

Crisis communication platform keeps Belgian citizens informed amid Covid-19 outbreak

The municipality of Aalter is using the Ezkoms platform to keep its citizens informed 24-7 with additional data sources of approved information to protect lives and ease anxiety.