European Research Area
Food, agriculture and fisheries, and biotechnology
Information and Communication Technologies (ICT)
Key Enabling Technologies
Marie Skłodowska-Curie Actions
New materials and new production technologies
SME - Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Science with and for Society
Socio-Economic Sciences and Humanities
Smart cities: innovation, infrastructure and the opportunity for the UK
12 June 2014, London, UK
This timely seminar focuses on Smart Cities, examining key UK initiatives, and the challenges, in utilising information technology to improve the coordination of infrastructure and services in UK homes and urban areas.
Delegates will assess the opportunities arising from the rapid growth of networked technology and data sources in areas such as utility supply, transport and remote healthcare, with UK Government commissioned research suggesting that the UK can gain a 10% share of the Smart Cities market, estimated to be worth $400bn by 2020. Challenges including investment, coordination and technology standards will be considered as well as the wider social and environmental implications of 'smart' solutions to overcome urban challenges through improved mobility, efficiencies and productivity in UK cities.
ThemesInformation and Communication Technologies (ICT)