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Indian research centre launches smart city start-up challenge
06 May 2021
The month-long programme will give selected start-ups an opportunity to pitch to smart city technology multinational companies as well as smart city officials.
Plug and Play accelerator launches in Seoul
27 Apr 2021
Plug and Play will build an innovation platform in Korea based on its relationship with leading corporations, start-ups, and government entities in the country.
Pandemic drives £500m into top GovTech start-ups
21 Jan 2021
Core to the boom in GovTech development and investment is the recognition of a new digital focus by governments which have been forced towards digital adoption through the pandemic.
SMEs chosen to accelerate West Midlands' net zero drive
28 Oct 2020
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
23 Oct 2020
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
09 Oct 2020
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
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.
Smart cities accelerator to be launched in Osaka
10 Aug 2020
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
10 Aug 2020
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
07 Aug 2020
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
17 Jul 2020
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
24 Apr 2020
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
05 Mar 2020
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
04 Mar 2020
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
02 Mar 2020
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
24 Feb 2020
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
06 Jan 2020
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.
San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light
17 Dec 2019
Applications will be judged on whether they “ultimately result in a net common good” as well as on costs and benefits.
“We must transform at some point”: Building trust between cities and start-ups
13 Dec 2019
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
06 Dec 2019
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
14 Nov 2019
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
22 Oct 2019
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
14 Aug 2019
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
24 Jul 2019
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.
22 Jun 2021
smartmicro: seamless object tracking at the intersection
smartmicro is bringing a new approach to traffic detection through radar synchronisation for seamless object tracking.
Connecting the silos to open up the smart city
Smart lighting: why we are discussing it again
A hydrogen-fuelled city – a practical reality for the UK or a pipe dream?
OnDemand Webinar: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
WEBINAR: Smart City: what’s behind the success of Smart Lighting?
WEBINAR: Connected and autonomous vehicles: how to deal with data?
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