EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 18 April 2016


# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • Dutch EU Presidency: A living lab for innovations with impact
  • Europe-wide campaign launched to promote sustainable work and healthy ageing for all
  • Informal Transport and Environment Council to discuss smart, sustainable and secure mobility
  • Dutch EU Presidency: The future of mobility in Europe
  • Dutch EU Presidency: EU ministers to try out self-driving cars in Amsterdam
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Stimulating European research and urban innovation
  • Amsterdam named Europe’s new innovation capital

# JPI URBAN EUROPE

  • Urban Europe: Projects Meeting in Amsterdam: JPI Urban Europe projects gather 
  • Urban Europe: NEW: JPI Urban Europe Projects Catalogue

# URBACT

  • Looking for partners for your project idea? The IN marketplace is now open!
  • Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

# EU COMMISSION

  • EU Commission presents measures to digitise European industry

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • SMART REGIONS Conference

# EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGY

  • DG Energy Call: Building the investment community for innovative energy technology projects
  • DG Energy Update (new Q&A): The Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC Market Place)

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • Agenda of the Net Futures 2016

# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVE

  • Commissioner Bulc visits lorry check and opens consultation on the future of the road sector

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • EUROCITIES: EP committee debate on ongoing projects
  • EP Hearings - Public hearing on Road transport in the era of new technologies - 26-04-2016 - Committee on Transport and Tourism
  • EP Study - Research for TRAN Committee – Self-Piloted Cars: The Future of Road Transport?
  • Europa-SPD: Wer haftet beim Autounfall, wenn ein Computer steuert?
  • The Greens: Shared mobility - Interconnected with public transport services in European rural areas

# COR

  • CoR: Concrete steps for implementing the EU Urban Agenda
  • CoR President Markku Markkula weighs in on Urban Research and Innovation in Europe

# EIP-SCC

  • EIP-SCC General Assembly in Eindhoven confirms new speakers
  • ESPRESSO Workshop on Smart Cities and Standards
  • Reminder: Project promoters can now benefit from EIB’s Investment Hub technical and financial expertise
  • CIVITAS Summer Course: Sustainable Mobility for a Better Life
  • Brussels Smart City Event
  • Smart Cities in Smart Regions 2016
  • EIP SCC Adaptation Futures 2016
  • EIP-SCC: Innovation ID 2016
  • Urban Development for Healthier Cities: A Cross-cutting Approach to Innovative Local Governance
  • International Transport Forum “Green and Inclusive Transport”
  • Metropolitan Solutions

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • World needs ‘new vision for urbanization,’ says UN chief
  • New IEEE Smart Cities MOOC: Big Data for Smart Cities

# SMART FINANCE

  • ICLEI Invites Speakers for Finance Conference at Metropolitan Solutions
  • Smart Cities Council: Fraud is costing your city money. How to get it back

# SMART SECURITY

  • Smart Cities Council: How can you have privacy when devices are always on and listening?
  • Smart Cities Council: Security: If you don’t address it, you will be a target
  • Smart Cities Council: Feds to connected car makers: Do more about security -- now

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • EU Commission: Map overview of Digitising European Industry Initiatives across Europe
  • Digital Entrepreneurship Scoreboard 2015
  • DFKI: EU-Projekt MOONWALK – Astronaut und Roboter proben gemeinsamen Weltraumeinsatz in der spanischen Wüste und im Mittelmeer

# SMART MOBILITY

  • TRIP publishes recommendations for EU urban mobility
  • Urban mobility planning: Factsheets on SUMP good practice implementation published
  • Available Online the First Europe-wide Review of Urban Mobility Research
  • ACEA: Ministers, EU policymakers and auto industry push for connected and automated driving
  • Success Stories - SME helps electric cars go the distance
  • Research Headlines - In-wheel innovation boosts electric vehicle potential
  • ACEA: External Events - Connected Cars Europe 2016
  • La France : Colloque EHESS : Accessibilité et mobilité urbaine - Actualités by Ministère de l'Environnement, de l'Energie et de la Mer
  • Ist der Mittelstand reif für die Elektromobilität? Wie KMU ihren technologischen Vorsprung sichern können

# SMART ENERGY

  • Energy Cities: #bornova2016 - Multi-level cooperation from Paris to Marrakech
  • bmvit und Klima-und Energiefonds suchen transnationale Forschungsprojekte für Smart Grids

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • Telos presents research on sustainability performance of European Cities
  • EEA: Take part in our photography competition ‘My City’
  • 21st International Transport and Air Pollution Conference
  • UCLG: German Habitat Forum  
  • IPCC to Give Cities Special Focus – ICLEI
  • # SMART FARMING
  • Climate-smart agri-technology innovations: how to increase uptake
  • Smart Cities Council: Urban Farming - How Our Cities Can Grow Local, Affordable Food
  • Cisco Network: The farm tech revolution - How data and drones are helping farmers take care of their crops

# SMART LIVING

  • Digital Agenda for Europe Blog: What about the future of Wearables?
  • Cisco Networks: The virtual reality revolution
  • Smart Cities Council: Data shows how a poor person's zip code can influence life expectancy
  • Smart Cities Council: IBM Health Corps: Top talent and cognitive technologies take on wellness 
  • Smart Cities Council: Can technology battle mental illness – and win?
  • BMUB: Forschungsinitiative Zukunft Bau legt Schwerpunkt auf bezahlbares und klimafreundliches Bauen

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Nikolaos Kontinakis: Cities should involve citizens as soon as possible if they want to have the best possible results
  • Smart Cities Council: Broadband cost and access gaps weaken the potential of online learning
  • Smart Cities Council: Uh oh. Are we forgetting about connecting consumers (citizens) to smart cities?
  • Europeana Professional: 40 languages, 30 countries and over 280 artworks: Europeana’s Art History Challenge on Wikimedia
  • Europeana Professional: Rightsstatements.org launches at DPLAfest 2016 in Washington DC
  • Europeana Professional: Learning from doing, good problems to have and making space to fail!

# SMART CITIES - SPAIN

  • Computerworld: Barcelona faces the challenge to make its smart city truly smart

# SMART CITIES - UK

  • UK Policy paper: Transport for a world city: government response to the National Infrastructure Commission's report
  • Publications on GOV.UK: Research and analysis: Future of cities: foresight for cities
  • Publications on GOV.UK: Research and analysis: Future of cities: science of cities
  • Publications on GOV.UK: Research and analysis: Future of cities: UK scenarios
  • Publications on GOV.UK: Research and analysis: Future of cities: aspirational scenarios

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Germany to power smart city project - Times of India
  • The Climate Group: LEDs in spotlight at International Workshop on Energy Efficient Lighting in India

# SMART CITIES - UNITED STATES

  • Smart Cities Council: America's biggest winners and losers (and what you can learn from them)
  • Smart Cities Council: The connectivity payoff: Las Vegas' new sports and entertainment arena
  • American City & County: Energy-saving LEDs light up college baseball diamond (with video)
  • American City & County: Altamonte Springs becomes first city to subsidize Uber rides
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