Smart Cities News

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive

Innovations include using data from end-users to create new services and business models and user-centric approaches that help to reduce fuel poverty.

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Green electricity start-up wins 2020 QBE AcceliCity Resilience Challenge

Barcelona-based start-up Bioo has developed a unique way of generating electricity from plants’ photosynthesis that doesn’t damage them and is 100 per cent renewable.

Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed

Smart city accelerator launched in MediaCityUK testbed

The programme is aimed at UK based start-ups and scale-ups which have market-ready technology solutions that aspire to help people live, work, play and learn in new innovative ways.

Indian university sets up Smart City Research Centre

Indian university sets up Smart City Research Centre

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.

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka

Plug and Play wants to make the Keihanshin Metropolitan area one of the world’s leading start-up ecosystems as well as contribute to the Japanese city’s smart city progress.

Milton Keynes invites applications to 5G accelerator programme

Milton Keynes invites applications to 5G accelerator programme

Innovation challenges are based around exploiting 5G technology in the four areas of mobility data, health and wellbeing, low carbon energy and energy data.

Enel launches crowdsourcing campaigns for open data smart city solutions

Enel launches crowdsourcing campaigns for open data smart city solutions

The multinational energy firm has set two challenges and will use the InnoCentive Open Innovation Marketplace to drive innovation and help reshape the global energy market.

Climatetech organisations launch carbon-to-value initiative

Climatetech organisations launch carbon-to-value initiative

The aim is to build an innovation ecosystem for the commercialisation of carbontech – technologies that capture and convert carbon dioxide into valuable end products or services.

Cleantech start-ups address climate change

Cleantech start-ups address climate change

Participants in the Urban Future Prize were challenged to develop productive and equitable solutions in a number of areas, including smart cities.

Start-ups partner with NY transport agencies on accessibility, congestion and revenue

Start-ups partner with NY transport agencies on accessibility, congestion and revenue

After an eight-week demo period, successful start-ups will move on to a formal pilot project.