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Technology is at the center of China’s growth plans and many believe that the country will achieve its ambition to become a major innovative powerhouse in the years to come. China was selected as the official Partner Country for CeBIT 2015. Read more
The Cities of Roubaix (France) and Burgas (Bulgaria) have signed the Green Digital Charter initiative in January and February respectively, promoting the use of ICT solutions to reduce cities' emissions and greening the cities' ICT equipment. Read more
The European Conference on Smart Grid Standardization Achievements was organized by the European Commission (DG Energy) in Brussels on 26 February, in partnership with the three European Standardization Organizations (ESOs) – CEN (European Committee for Standardization), CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardization) and ETSI (European Telecommunications Standards Institute). Standardization experts discussed next steps in development of standards for smart energy grids with European Commission, energy industry and other key stakeholders. Read more
Storm Clouds is recruiting new cities for free. If your city want to act as a replication pilot site by implementing the services available in the cloud-based platform, please contact them. Read more
Linked to the Smart Cities initiatives, the European Commission is encouraging the participation of city representatives in an e-mail based distribution list to collect their views on the ongoing draft methodology of ICT in Cities under ITU (International Telecommunication Union). You now have the chance your voice to be heard in something that will largely affect the environmental future of our cities! Read more
Do you want to know how you can help your town become a "smart city"? Are you looking for partners or wanting to share your ideas? Then register now for the ICT Proposers' Day 2014 and join the Smart Cities networking session! Read more
A Database of methodologies and metrics for the measurement of GHG emissions from Cities and from Companies has been published in the European Union Open Data Portal. Read more
The ECONET project demonstrated technologies that slash the energy used by telecommunications networks by more than half; the interface that brings the technologies together has already been approved as a European standard. Read more
He talks about the European Commission inviting cities, private companies and non-governmental organisations active in urban development, to become founding partners of the European Innovation Partnership through an Invitation for Commitments which will close in mid-June. Read more
The European Institute of Innovation & Technology (EIT) ICT Labs' Idea Challenge is a European innovation contest with eight different categories – organized in two waves. A call has been launched for European innovators to submit their ideas on the following topics: Health & Wellbeing, Smart Spaces, Cyber-Physical Systems, and Future Cloud Read more