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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.

San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light

San Francisco’s Office of Emerging Technology gets the green light

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

“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.