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IRIS Webinar: Urban Data Platforms – Experiences from the IRIS LH Cities

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In the upcoming webinar, the three IRIS Lighthouse Cities Utrecht, Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, and Gothenburg will present through concrete use cases how they use the local City Innovation Platforms (CIP) in the journey toward smart cities. The cities will share lessons learned regarding technologies, onboarding process and governance, and standard data models.

IRIS Case Studies – Alexandroupolis, Greece

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Around 40km from the Turkish border, the Greek city of Alexandroupolis is an important city for Greece that serves as one of its main gateways to the Asian continent. In recent years the city has also benefited from local authorities’ renewed vision for the city; they want to transform Alexandroupolis into a sustainable city for its citizens by using new, efficient and user-friendly technologies and services.

IRIS case studies – Focşani, Romania

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The city of Focşani in Romania’s South-East region is quickly becoming a hidden gem for Romanian tourists. It also serves as the capital of Vrancea County, famous for producing some of the country’s best wines since the 15th century. Apart from its tourism credentials, the city has been working on becoming one of Romania’s best examples of a ‘smart city’ – that is, using digital technology to make traditional networks and services more efficient.

IRIS Case Studies – Vaasa

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Finland has a lot to be proud of in terms of innovation. This year the country ranked 8th in the world in Bloomberg’s innovation index of world economies. Now many of the country’s big cities aim to become ‘smart cities’- those which use digital technology to make traditional networks and services more efficient. Mauritz Knuts from VASEK, presents the city’s ambition to implement smart city solutions from the IRIS project.
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