EU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram - 25 April 2016


# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • Dutch EU Presidency: 5th Direct Dialogue between Capitals Mayors and the European Commission
  • EU Urban Agenda: 3rd international Urban Transformation Conference – The Vital City

# JPI URBAN EUROPE

  • JPI Urban Europe: Projects Meeting in Amsterdam: JPI Urban Europe projects gathered

# URBACT

  • Open call to constitute an External Assessment Panel to assess URBACT Implementation Networks applications

# EU COMMISSION

  • EU Commission sets out path to digitise European industry
  • EU Commission Q&A: DIGITAL SINGLE MARKET – DIGITISING EUROPEAN INDUSTRY

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • Corina Crețu in Amsterdam: the launch of the EU Urban Agenda approaches
  • Statement by EU Commissioner Crețu at the Capital Mayors' Meeting in Amsterdam

# EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGY

  • Speech by Vice-President for Energy Union Maroš Šefčovič at the Hannover Messe 2016

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • DG Connect: 2016 Major Cities of Europe annual conference
  • Trusted data management in healthcare
  • Turning things around – in preparation for the driverless era

# EU COMMISSION - DG MOVE

  • EU Commissioner Bulc attends Regional Conference on the Investment Plan
  • Keynote speech by Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc at the 2016 Road Transport Conference

# EU COUNCIL

  • Draft EU Council conclusions on the "Digital Single Market Technologies and Public Services Modernisation" package

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • Rise of the robots: "There are some urgent questions we have to find answers to"

# EIP-SCC

  • EIP-SCC General Assembly in Eindhoven: Break-out agendas available!
  • Mini-symposium on Smart Cities
  • Forum on the EU Urban Agenda
  • CITYkeys Launches KPIs Set to Monitor the Implementation of Smart City Solutions
  • Optimus Training Workshops
  • EIP-SCC: Thank you all for helping us to grow this community!

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • Future Cities Laboratory Phase 2 launch at ETH Zurich
  • C40 Blog: Global Strategist Parag Khanna on Connectivity, “Diplomacity”, and How Cities are Shaping our World
  • UCLG: Cities as Actors - Metropolis PrepCity Workshop
  • AIT Austrian Institute of Technology & SCIS: Reaching out to DIRECTION

# SMART FINANCE

  • Business Planet: Crowdfunding helps Europe's businesses boom
  • Smart Cities Council: Mobile Money Hub Program -- Philippines

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Smart industry - a strategy for new industrialisation for Sweden
  • DFKI: SmartF-IT bringt Industrie 4.0 auf den Hallenboden
  • HANNOVER MESSE 2016: DFKI demonstriert innovativen Design-Ansatz für autonome Systeme an neuem Laufroboter MANTIS
  • Deutsche Telekom drängt ins Internet der Industrie
  • Smart Cities Council: Just so you know: IT infrastructure spending expected to jump this year
  • GlobeNewswire: Global Smart Cities IT Services Market - Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 18% by 2019

# SMART MOBILITY

  • Malmö and Murcia receive European sustainable urban mobility awards
  • ELTIS: 3rd European Conference on Sustainable Urban Mobility Plans
  • ELTIS: Hundreds of Brno citizens comment on city mobility plan (Czech Republic)
  • Registration opens for European Mobility Week 2016
  • CLEPA: Transport Research and Innovation Portal publishes Urban Mobility Report
  • U.S. EPA Celebrates SmartWay Affiliates that Support Cleaner Freight

# SMART ENERGY

  • Energy Cities: “Energy Efficiency Watch3” : Overall progress in national energy efficiency policy implementation still too slow or even absent in several Member States
  • Integrated Energy Plaza (Hannover Messe, 25.-29. April 2016) - Deutsche Messe und dena machen Energiesystem der Zukunft erlebbar
  • ICLEI: Gothenburg champions district energy in Europe and worldwide

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • 8th European Conference on Sustainable Cities and Towns
  • From Paris to the Streets: Cities Lead in Implementing Global Climate Action - C40: Blog

# SMART FARMING

  • INFORMATION DAY: 12 MAY 2016, S3P Agri-Food 
  • Report back from the AGRI mission to the Netherlands - Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

# SMART LIVING

  • CIVITAS summer course opens registration
  • ReadWrite: Could smart cities improve indoor air quality with home sensors?

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Smart Cities Council: 3 things you need to do to attract millennials (your job market depends on it)
  • Europeana Professional: What's in store for 2016? Europeana's development plans and priorities
  • Europeana Professional: Metadata and Content Ingestion for the Europeana Cloud Project
  • Europeana 280: new campaign to connect people to their art heritage
  • Choosing a country's artworks for Europeana 280: Finland - Europeana Professional

# SMART CITIES - SINGAPORE

  • Singapore: DPM Teo Chee Hean at launch of Sembcorp-NUS Corporate Laboratory on 20 April 2016

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Urbanization, Investment, and Entrepreneurship: Leveraging U.S.-India Economic Ties
  • Speech: 'UK is committed to supporting India’s goal of 100 Smart Cities'
  • Times of India: After smart cities, govt shifts focus to 'smart villages'

# SMART CITIES - UK

  • Future Cities Catapult: Co-Working at the Urban Innovation Centre
  • UKAuthority.com: Leeds academics join police in cyber project

# SMART CITIES - UNITED STATES

  • U.S. Department of Commerce Releases R&D Roadmap for Using Data Analysis to Enhance Public Safety
  • American City & County: How technology is influencing cooperative purchasing
  • American City & County: Study highlights disparities between the health of urban, rural counties
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