London plans to be “world’s smartest city”

"As one of the world's leading technology hubs, we need to be bold and think big, to experiment and try things out that have not been done elsewhere," says Mayor of London Sadiq Khan. Speaking at the launch of the new Smarter London Together roadmap, Khan said he's calling for greater collaboration than ever between local authorities, public services, major universities and the tech community to implement more than 20 individual projects that make up the new digital masterplan for London. Harry ...
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A world of people-centric cities


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Manchester start-ups asked to transform their city through smart technologies

UK start-ups are invited to take on the challenge of working with industry leaders in the smart cities sector to shape the future of our cities through IoT technology. In collaboration with Cisco and Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP), CityVerve is seeking IoT, data-driven or smart solutions that can be tested in Manchester then applied to smart cities all over the world. The open innovation challenge has four challenge briefs start-ups can respond to: Health and social care, transport and tr...
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Can Smart Cities create happy citizens?

The Smarty City movement is certainly gathering momentum across the world as more locations strive to achieve smart city status following the lead of places like Seoul and Barcelona. Becoming a smart city is a great example of many different stakeholders from public and private sectors joining forces to shape the odds in their favour to create a better life for their residents and visitors.But what does it mean to be a smart city? Smart cities use technology to create a better environment. At a ...
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Team Norway visits Spain

In February, Team Norway visited various parts of Spain. The delegation – including the Ambassador of Norway for Spain and the head of Innovation Norway for Spain – first went to Malaga to build relations between Norwegian companies and the Smart City cluster in Andalucia.The tour also took in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria where meetings with various Spanish governmental institutions and Norwegian companies with business on the island were held.The aim of the trip was to forge closer trade links be...
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