IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 17 May 2016


# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • Towards the Pact of Amsterdam – Outcome of the Directors General Meeting on Urban Development May 12
  • Press invitation European ministers for urban development to meet in Amsterdam

# URBACT

  • Come see us in the forum on the EU Urban Agenda on 30 May 2016 - Amsterdam
  • URBACT: Why demand management matters to Europe’s cities. The best idea you’ve never heard of 

# EU SCIS

  • Smart Cities Central and Eastern Europe
  • Copenhagen Smart Solutions 2016
  • Amsterdam Smart City Event
  • Metropolitan Solutions

# EIP-SCC

  • Organise an Energy Day and Show why Sustainable Energy is Important
  • E3P, the European Energy Efficiency Platform launched by the JRC

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • S3 Platform: SMART REGIONS Conference
  • Speech by Commissioner Creţu at the meeting with regional offices

# EU COMMISSION - DG ENVI

  • EU Commission: Green Week 2016

# EU COMMISSION - DG CONNECT

  • European Commission will launch EUR 1 billion quantum technologies flagship 
  • Günther Oettinger’s Blog: Guest post by Professor Reinhard Posch on eGovernment

# EU COMMISSION - DG ENERGY

  • The Market Place of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP SCC Market Place)

# EU PARLIAMENT

  • EP Answer - FURBOT: an efficient and modern urban delivery system - E-002323/2016 
  • EP Report - Cohesion Policy and Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (RIS3) - A8-0159/2016 - Committee on Regional Development

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • Reminder: City Maker’s Summit
  • Covenant of Mayors Benchmarks of Excellence: Get inspired by over 3,000 good practices! 
  • Unlocking the value of closed data - UK Digital Catapult

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • "Smart Specialisation Platform on Industrial Modernisation''
  • Fraunhofer: Werden OEMs die neuen Zulieferer?
  • Gemeinsam in die Industrie 4.0 – Kick-off für das Mittelstand 4.0-Kompetenzzentrum Kaiserslautern

# SMART MOBILITY

  • Energy Cities: Malmö awarded in Brussels for its outstanding mobility plan
  • Future Cities Catapult: Blog: How can we improve ambulance journey times?
  • 4th EU Electromobility Stakeholder Forum
  • Cisco Network: Smart cities call for smart buses
  • ELTIS: Lyon's active-mobility plan given green light (France)
  • Volkswagen AG und DFKI: Volkswagen beteiligt sich am Deutschen Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz

# SMART ENERGY

  • Applications for 2016 Energy Days open until 31 May
  • Energy Cities: New dialogues between cities & local stakeholders
  • Eurelectric: Next generation data management for energy consumers
  • WRI: The Rise of the Urban Energy “Prosumer”

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • UN health agency warns of rise in urban air pollution, with poorest cities most at risk

# SMART FARMING

  • "Smart Specialisation Platform for Agri-Food"

# SMART LIVING

  • Smart Cities Council: How Can Data Help Fight Disease? 
  • Cisco Network: A role for robots in caring for the elderly

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Citizen City 
  • UK Government: Policy paper: Higher education: success as a knowledge economy - white paper
  • UK Government: Open consultation: Accelerated courses and switching university or degree: call for evidence
  • Make virtual classes come alive with cultural collections from Europeana - Europeana Professional

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee, U.S. Department of Commerce, GSA Administrator Denise Turner Roth, and City Innovate Foundation Announce First-of-Its-Kind Innovation Lab Bringing Public, Private and Non-Profit Sectors Together to Solve Urban Problems
  • Smart Cities Council: Why smart street lights are part of Kansas City's urban transformation plan 
  • Smart Cities Council: How to make renewable energy work for your city (and make money doing it)

# SMART CITIES - BRAZIL

  • Brazil defines criteria for smart cities project -Telecompaper

# SMART CITIES - UK

  • UKAuthority.com: London leads on open transport data
  • UKAuthority.com: London and Bristol top Smart Cities Index
  • UKAuthority.com: Scots work on Digital First Service Standard

# SMART CITIES - CHINA

  • Sensity aims for China's smart city market - RCR Wireless News

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • Of 100 Smart Cities, 17 figure in the list of WHO's most polluted  - The Indian Express
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