Utrecht University and startup incubator UtrechtInc, together with a broad consortium of local and European partners, have been collaborating as part of IRIS Smart Cities to power new business models and startups in the smart city space.
An online panel session and debate featuring city leaders and experts from Milan, Utrecht, Skopje, Antalya and London will examine the most effective initiatives to achieve climate neutrality and a green recovery.
The Gothenburg Smart City Challenge competition has been running during April and May 2020, with 18 innovative ideas, products and applications battling it out for a prestigious top spot!
‘Necessity is the mother of innovation’ the saying goes, and corona virus disruptions to in-person exchange has given birth to a host of new collaborations and content online. Check out one of these digital events:
In a design competition organized by Huld Oy, a digital solution is being designed to use spatial information about the movement of Vaasa’s citizens.
Is it possible to experience and engage with a neighbourhood that hasn't even been built yet? In Gothenburg, IRIS Smart City partners are using Minecraft to increase participation, connect with new audiences and shape even smarter solutions!
The City of Vaasa has embarked on a ground-breaking experiment as part of its ambitious program to become carbon neutral. It brings together all the data from its three biggest carbon emission sources – transportation, heating and electricity consumption – enabling the parties involved to scrutinise the impact of different actions on emission levels.
In this webinar and video presentation titled ‘A Paradigmatic Shift in Citizen Engagement’, Willem-Jan Renger of HKU University of the Arts Utrecht and Arno Peekel of the Utrecht Sustainability Institute take us through the 4 stages of citizen engagement, design systems thinking in cities, touchpoints and influencers. Discover the good, the bad and even the ugly of citizen engagement in sustainable district development!
A little more than a year ago I shared with you my reflections on the first year of the IRIS project. Now more than one year on the world around has changed… and so have our IRIS project results. A moment to share some key takeaways and valuable resources being made available.
Watch our webinar on March 24th to learn about the business model of the Mobility as a Service (MaaS) concept implemented in Gothenburg and the experience which derives from the implementation and the analysis of monitoring results. The webinar aims to accelerate the knowledge exchange by highlighting experiences and by connecting demonstrations.