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“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups

SmartCitiesWorld talks to Wayra UK’s Raphael Ani about how cities and start-ups can work together better.

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

Sidewalk Labs co-founds venture capital fund to invest in urban tech

The fund could launch and begin making investments next year but it is conditional on Sidewalk Labs’ Toronto project being approved.

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

Planning consultation citizen engagement tool wins future housing pitch contest

The Future Fox won a start-up pitch contest focused around housing solutions at Connected Places Catapult’s CityX event yesterday in London.

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

The wider benefit of incubators to their surrounding areas

Research has found that on average over five years, an additional £48 million was invested in UK regions where an accelerator had been based.

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Ottawa named best city to live for expats

Seventy cities were judged on 24 criteria across the four categories of environment and urbanisation, family and society, experience and economics.

Global open innovation contest looks for "society-changing" ideas

Global open innovation contest looks for "society-changing" ideas

NTT Data experts will work with respective winners to determine where the start-up company’s product or service could be used in its client ecosystem.

Peachtree Corners partners with Expo to unveil smart city testbed

Peachtree Corners partners with Expo to unveil smart city testbed

The Georgia city will officially open its 5G-enabled test track and living lab, designed to help better understand how new technologies work in a suburban setting.

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.

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

MassChallenge accelerator seeks start-ups in Houston

Six-week bootcamp includes a range of intensive in-person training, mentoring, community connectivity and virtual classes

Open innovation call for geo and proptech start-ups

Open innovation call for geo and proptech start-ups

Companies are invited to apply for the Geovation accelerator programme, which gives access to expertise and data sources