Smart Cities News

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.

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

Smart city start-up challenge launches in Ruhr Metropolis

The German cities of Bochum, Bottrop, Gelsenkirchen and Hagen and their business partners are seeking innovative solutions for their individual problems and development projects.

Start-ups chosen for City of 2030 accelerator programme

Start-ups chosen for City of 2030 accelerator programme

Arcadis and Techstars have identified 10 companies which they believe can develop the solutions that will have a transformative effect on life in the cities of the future.

India to launch first 5G testbed

India to launch first 5G testbed

Cavli Wireless and Maker Village, the Indian IoT and hardware innovation hub, will open the test lab in Q3 at the Kinfra Hi Tech park campus in Kochi.

Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

Reading ranked as the best place to start and grow a business in the UK

High rate of start-ups and businesses, including 11,000 digital and tech firms, and its population diversity are among the factors boosting the Berkshire town’s entrepreneurial credentials.