IEU SMART CITIES Weekly Telegram 4 Oct 2016




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# EU URBAN AGENDA

  • Urban Poverty Partnership seminar in Athens
  • Pact of Amsterdam now available in French and German
  • Kick-off of urban policy cooperation project, URBELAC III

# EU COMMISSION

  • Funding opportunity: Smart Cities & Communities lighthouse projects
  • DG Regio: My City in Our Europe – how to best tackle challenges of the EU cities
  • REGIO (DG Regional and Urban Policy): COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT The State of European Cities 2016 SWD(2016)325/F1  Document request
  • Speech by EU Commission Vice-President Ansip at the Digital Assembly 2016 in Bratislava, Slovakia: "Europe should not be afraid of data"
  • Technical assistance at the initiative of the EU Commission

# EU COUNCIL

  • St 12669 2016 Init The New Urban Agenda (Outcome of the 3rd UN Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development - HABITAT III, held in Quito, Ecuador, 17-20 October 2016) - Approval of signature on behalf of the European Union

# EESC

  • Shaping the future of the European core network corridors - Improved dialogue for smart and sustainable transport - European Economic and Social Committee 

# EIP-SCC

  • EIP-SCC: SEISMIC Final Conference and Launch of the JPI Urban Europe’s Stakeholder Involvement Platform
  • EIP-SCC: How to Build a Business Model for Smart Cities? Last Days to Share your Experience with us!
  • EIP-SCC: The First Co-Creation Use Case Analysed by the Citizen City Initiative is Now Available Online
  • EIP-SCC: Applications to Win the Green Capital 2019 and Green Leaf 2018 Awards Are still Open
  • EIP-SCC: Small Giants and Positive Energy Blocks Webinar
  • EIP SCC: 5th Annual Conference on Innovative Public Procurement
  • EIP-SCC in Motion: September Was a Month Full of Workshops and Events!
  • EIP-SCC: Download the Presentations of our Workshop on “GDPR – Are You Up to Speed?”
  • EIP-SCC: Interview with Ainhoa Quina, Industrial Designer and Active Member of the Citizen City Initiative

# SCIS

  • 2016 SCIS Project Coordinators meeting focuses on sharing experiences in implementation assessment

# SMART GOVERNANCE

  • EU eGovernment Report 2016 shows that online public services in Europe show uneven improvement
  • Getting ready for the New Urban Agenda - ICLEI Global
  • Covenant of Mayors – a foundation for Smart communities
  • Smart cities – learning from others - OCTA Innovation 

# SMART FINANCE

  • EU funding to spur Smart communities - OCTA Innovation
  • Public authorities ‘need business models for IoT’ - UKAuthority.com

# SMART INFRASTRUCTURE

  • EU JRC: Smart specialisation five years on: stakeholders meet to discuss lessons learnt and next steps
  • Smart Community Aruba – a test bed for smart communities - OCTA Innovation 

# SMART SECURITY

  • National Cyber Security Centre opens doors - UKAuthority.com

# SMART INDUSTRIES

  • Smart artificial skin: ERC grant for researcher at TU Graz
  • European Robotics League Industrial robots competition launched
  • BMWi: "Innovative Lösungen für die Digitalisierung und Vernetzung der Wirtschaft"
  • Einzug von Industrie 4.0 und Digitalisierung im Südwesten - Innovationstag der SmartFactoryKL

# SMART ENERGY

  • Smart Energy Demand at European Utility Week – 15-17 November, 2016
  • Smart Cities Council: Why microgrids will be essential for smart cities

# SMART ENVIRONMENT

  • European Green Capital Award: good practices in sustainable urban planning now available - EUROCITIES
  • Cities see economic potential in partnering with businesses on climate action - C40: Blog Posts

# SMART MOBILITY

  • CIVITAS call for host and visiting cities now open!
  • CIVITAS Insight on cities’ role in introducing clean vehicles and using alternative fuels now available
  • CIVITAS Policy Note about Shared Mobility to be presented in Italy at the Smart Mobility World 2016
  • The CIVITAS FORUM 2017 will take place in TORRES VEDRAS
  • CIVITAS AWARDS 2016: More Awards than ever before for Europe's outstanding cities in Sustainable Urban Transport
  • C40: A Commuter Revolution: How Cities are Collaborating to Solve the Challenges of Sustainable Urban Transport
  • ELTIS: Electric vehicles will help shift toward EU's green transport future
  • Electric vehicles in Europe - European Environment Agency
  • 37 leading companies join forces in European Automotive-Telecom Alliance
  • Taking a Look Below a Smart City with Underground Infrastructure Mapping - Government Technology

# SMART FARMING

  • Kick-off Event of the Smart Specialisation Platform on Agri-Food
  • EU Commission: Study Smart Specialisation in Latin America

# SMART LIVING

  • Age-friendly housing: a European Brainstorm about Neighbourhoods of the Future
  • Smart Health - Digital innovation driving smarter health in Europe
  • Fraunhofer IAO: Wie zukunftsfähig ist Ihre Stadt?

# SMART PEOPLE

  • Eurydice launches two new publications on 'Compulsory Education in Europe' and on 'The Structure of the European Education Systems'
  • Zukunftsweisende Forschung im Bereich Deep Learning - DFKI ist Teil des NVIDIA AI Lab-Programmes
  • Ankündigung und Einladung “DKT16 – Smarte Technologien für Wissensarbeiter” am 11. Oktober 2016 in der HU-Berlin
  • Fraunhofer IAO: Corporate Smart Citizens: Unsere Hitliste der Smartcity Unternehmensblogs (Teil 2)

# SMART CITIES - USA

  • Smart Cities Council: How the Council and federal government are investing to make cities smarter
  • Smart Cities Council: The world comes to Washington to talk smart cities

# SMART CITIES - INDIA

  • UK Trade Mission to India: Connected Cities - UK Future Cities Catapult
  • Germany partners India in Smart City project -The Sunday Guardian Live
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