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IRIS: How to build a smart city?

05 December 2019

Turning smart city ambitions into partnerships and investment plans is a challenging path. To inspire and guide cities in this process, IRIS Smart Cities spoke with three people who made it happen in Utrecht:  Muriel Pels and Inge van de Klundert from Municipality of Utrecht and Carolien van Hemel of...

Travel, Share & Learn: New Video - Budapest (Heat4Cool)

29 November 2019

Travel, Share & Learn

Watch now!

In our video today, we present to you the beautiful city of Budapest, Hungary, as part of the project Heat4Cool.


Travel, Share & Learn: That was our goal and the goal of our storyteller...

SCIS at SCEWC 2019

29 November 2019

From 19-21 November, the Smart Cities Information System participated at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. At SCEWC, SCIS informed interested stakeholders and visitors together with the EIP-SCC and the 17 Horizon 2020 European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse projects from across the continent at a joint stand. Overall 14 presentations were given at the stand, covering topics such as Nordic Lighthouse Cities (moderated by Jens Bartholmes from EC, DG Energy...

New Interview: Moving to Cleaner Energy in Helsinki with mySMARTLife

25 November 2019

"In the struggle against climate change, Finland has taken an uncompromising stance to completely eliminate coal from its energy generation portfolio by 2030, if not before. One of the major challenges in achieving this goal is that at least 25% of Finland’s population is reliant on coal-fired heating during the long, harsh winters. Now, the historically important gas is expected to become a more important source of energy after a dormant period due to a reduction of taxation on gas and...

SCIS & EIP-SCC Joint Newsletter November Issue

19 November 2019

The November 2019 issue of our joint SCIS & EIP-SCC Newsletter "Explore, Shape & Deal" has just been released.

Have a look

... and learn more about the #SCEWC19 taking place in Barcelona right now!

Official White Paper Launch: Intelligent Mobility for Energy Transition

18 November 2019

If you are attending the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona this week, make sure to mark Wednesday, 20 November in your calendar: That's the official White Paper launch of "Intelligent Mobility for Energy Transition"

When: 20 November 2019, from 9:30 to 10:30h & networking session
Where: Smart Cities Expo World Congress Barcelona, Spain

Please note that an Expo pass of the Smart City Expo World Congressis required to be able to access to the official launch...

GrowSmarter shares success stories at final conference

11 November 2019

On 3 December 2019, the GrowSmarter project celebrates five years of successful implementations of Smart City solutions a final conference in Stockholm. Everyone interested in Smart City solutions is invited for a day full of discussions with political speakers, thematic overviews of GrowSmarter’s successful implementations and possibilities to visit some of the demonstration sites in Stockholm.

GrowSmarter was one of the first projects funded by the Horizon 2020 programme as a 'Smart...

WELCOME: POCITYF raises stakes for positive energy city transformation

06 November 2019

A new smart city EU-funded project, POCITYF, is set to transform our historical and cultural cities into more efficient, healthy, sustainable living environments with "positive energy districts". Led by EDP, the project kicks off on 9 October with 46 partners from 13 countries.

At the heart of this new project lie “Positive Energy Blocks/Districts”, which are groups of buildings that actively manage their energy consumption and...

Calling All Cities, Calling All Cities…where do we stand on best using city data?!

06 November 2019

UDPs are a vital enabler for smart cities; without which we will continue with fragmented silo solutions that cannot extract and sustain real cross-service, data-enabled benefits.

Complete the Survey on Urban Data Platforms

If you’re interested in and can influence how your city exploits data better, please complete this survey, or ask the person in...