IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 6 June 2016


# DUTCH EU PRESIDENCY

  • Dutch EU Presidency: Digitisation should improve public services
  • Dutch EU Presidency: Digitisation offers unprecedented opportunities
  • Week of Innovative Regions in Europe VII (WIRE 2016)
  • Einladung zu einer Konferenz im EP zur "Urbanen Agenda"

# EIP-SCC

  • Save the date: Smart Cities Info Day September 23rd 2016 in Brussels
  • EIP SCC Representation Tour Keeps Going
  • Confirmed Topics for the Second Urban Innovative Action Call
  • EIP-SCC: Overview of our Initiatives
  • KICkoff Competition 2016 Looks for Innovative Ideas in the Sustainable Energy Field
  • Covenant of Mayors Webinar – Innovative Building Renovation Financing Methods from other Continents
  • Consumer-Centric Approaches in Smart Cities workshop
  • Apply to Win the Access City Award 2017

# EU COMMISSION

  • Discours du Président Jean-Claude Juncker au 99ème Congrès des maires de France
  • EU Commission helps regions join forces to invest in industrial modernisation

# EU COMMISSION - DG REGIO

  • Simplification’s strongman – DG Regio

# EU COUNCIL

  • Establishing the Pact of Amsterdam: mission accomplished
  • Council conclusions on the role of Europeana for the digital access, visibility and use of European cultural heritage

# URBACT

  • URBACT Action-Planning Networks kick-start their 2nd phase!
  • URBACT: Does your city want to become green?
  • Basque2016: what’s next for European sustainable cities?
  • 'Migrant crisis': which engagement for Europe and the Urban Agenda?

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • UCLG calls for a greater voice for cities in global urban governance at the German Habitat Forum
  • Can telcos rewire the data silos of tomorrow's smart cities? ReadWrite

# SMART SECURITY

  • Cordis: Cyber attacks – Are smart cities safer or more vulnerable?

# SMART FINANCE

  • CoR Course on EU Funding for Regions and Cities
  • Belgique : la métamorphose de Harelbeke en « Smart Cities » avec la BEI et Belfius

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Dutch EU Presidency: More than 160 speakers at ‘European Industrial Technologies 2016 – Creating a Smart Europe’
  • DG GROW: The Smart Guide to Cluster Policy is published
  • Events - Standards for Digital Transformation - 29 June 2016, Brussels
  • Digital Innovation Hubs session during Industry 2016: Creating a Smart Europe Conference (via Digital Single Market)
  • A New Smart City Model Is Emerging - Government Technology
  • Ericsson Mobility Report - Internet of Things (IoT) expected to surpass mobile phones in 2018

# SMART ENERGY

  • Smart Specialisation in Energy: How are Europe's regions implementing their priorities? - 16 Jun 2016 - Joint Research Centre
  • Eurelectric: Electrification supported by digitisation, innovation and adequate regulation will accelerate the transition to a low-carbon economy
  • Digitale Energiewelt: Disruptive Entwicklungen erfordern disruptives Denken
  • READY project uses innovative photovoltaic modules developed by the Danish company RACell
  • Covenant of Mayors: Sustainable energy investment in European local authorities - Results of the Covenant of Mayors survey
  • Smart Cities Council: CH2M designs system to produce food and clean fuel in the desert
  • American City & County: The efficient way to buy energy, Part 1

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • New Technical Assistance Programme will help C40 cities measure, target, and ultimately reduce greenhouse gas emissions - C40 Blog

# SMART TRANSPORT

  • Draft standardisation request for Intelligent Transport Systems (ITS) in urban areas

# SMART LIVING

  • Andrus Ansip's Blog: Guest post by Jeroen Tas, CEO Connected Care and Health Informatics, Philips
  • Launch of the 2017 edition of the European Award for Accessible Cities
  • EU Parliament: Motion for a resolution on the revival of small European villages - B8-2016-0663
  • BMZ: Deutsches Habitat Forum Berlin 2016 - Gemeinsam für eine lebenswerte Stadt

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Europeana: Studying the impact of digital collections with Wiki-Data
  • Europeana Professional: Choosing a country's artworks for Europeana 280: Ireland
  • Smart Cities Council: Making education relevant: Tech brings real-world role models into classrooms

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • FastCoDesign: Alphabet's Plan To Help 70 Cities Get Smart--For Less
  • Start Your Smart City Journey at the Smart Cities Innovation Summit in Austin, Texas PR Newswire
  • Smart Cities Council: How your transit agency can cut utility bills and emissions (Boston's doing it)

# SMART CITIES - UK

  • Academics and industry figures give evidence on future of Innovate UK - UK Parliament

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • UK can help India bring best healthcare to smart cities: NHS - Business Standard

# SMART CITIES - CHINA

  • C40: US and Chinese Cities Meet at Second Summit
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