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SIGN UP NOW - Webinar – Home Renovation in Europe: The User Perspective

08 February 2018

Join the European Commission who is organising a webinar on Home Renovation in Europe from the Users Perspective, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative on Tuesday 27th of February 2018, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Time.

The discussion will open with an introduction by Christophe Milin from the European Commission, (Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises), who will give an overview of upcoming...

Cities Get Smart with Funding - Follower City Event in Brussels

08 February 2018

Brussels, BE: On 26 January 2018 representatives of 40 cities sat around the table at the Innovation and Networks Executive Agency (INEA) with industry representatives and experts to ensure that the €263.84 million invested by the Commission through the Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities programme generates returns.

The funding provided by the H2020 programme is generating savings by stimulating common solutions to shared challenges, allowing cities to collaborate on design,...

WEBINAR | 2 November, 10:30 – 11:30 | Challenges for innovators & policy makers to roll out smart innovations

26 October 2017

Shifting cities to a low carbon future presents major technological, economic and social challenges for city authorities, urban planners and project developers alike. The framework conditions need to be created to facilitate the adoption of new solutions and promote innovation. This requires a flexible but also stable positive policy environment. These challenges can be addressed by reforming and adjusting policies at local, national, regional and European level.

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Co-creating smart and sustainable cities in Europe: new flagship project announced

17 October 2017

Urban environments are accelerating their transformation towards cleaner, friendlier places able to respect and use resources more efficiently. Across Europe, cities are blending social innovation, engineering and ICT excellence and smart technologies to help reach these goals. IRIS is proud to be identified at the forefront of this change and announce itself as the newest addition to the European Commission ...

#2 Urban innovation in practice: success stories 

27 September 2017

30 success stories by cities, projects and businesses on energy, mobility and ICT will be showcased on 3 October - the second day of the conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities organised by the European Commission and the Smart Cities Information System. 

The parallel sessions titled will highlight good practice and achievements, demonstrate the tools and...

#1 Urban innovation in practice: success stories

27 September 2017

30 success stories by cities, projects and businesses on energy, mobility and ICT will be showcased on 3 October - the second day of the conference Empowering smart solutions for better cities organised by the European Commission and the Smart Cities Information System. 

The parallel sessions will highlight good practice and achievements, demonstrate the tools and innovative...

Speakers at Empowering smart solutions for better cities | 2 & 3 October | Budapest, Hungary

27 September 2017

Usman Haque | Founder of Umbrellium

Usman Haque, Founder of Umbrellium - collective of architects, designers, tactical urbanists and creative technologists based in London, will be the keynote speaker at the Empowering smart solutions for better cities conference. Besides the Umbrellium collective (formerly Haque Design + Research), Usman is also Founder of Internet of Things data infrastructure and community platform...

Save the Date: Energy Info Days 2017

18 July 2017

This year the Energy Information Days, organised by the Executive Agency for SMEs (EASME), will present the new funding opportunities and innovative schemes offered by Horizon 2020’s Work Programme 2018-2020. Applying for funding is a competitive process, and only the best project proposals will be selected. If you would like to know more about the type of projects the EU will be looking for, save the dates  23, 24 and 25 October 2017 in Brussels.

 This year's Information Days will:...

Essen, Germany: a blueprint for turning a city green

18 July 2017

Essen was a byword for industrial pollution. But in 2017 it has been named European Green  Capital. Here's the German city's secret of this recipe for an environmental revolution.

After German reunification, two-thirds of Essen's sewage was drained into the Emscher river. Slaughterhouses and steel mills discharged their offal and refuse here, and the river was a depository for heavy metals and feces.  The Emschergenossenschaft, 19 municipalities and numerous companies founded in 1899...