Cutting-edge technologies can power the transition towards cities that deliver energy, mobility and ICT services in cleaner, more efficient ways. But turning ideas into practical solutions requires the capacity to handle innovation, both to deploy new solutions at scale and to replicate what is working in other urban centers.
A report launched by the IRIS Smart Cities initiative outlines key EU financing mechanisms and provides guidance on how to identify suitable opportunities, approach funders and access resources. The objective is to build the capacity of local governments and service providers who intend to deploy innovations –from better heating systems to car-sharing platforms.
In order to nudge the residents of its new apartment building towards a more sustainable lifestyle, Swedish housing company Riksbyggen made the bold choice to not offer them any private parking spaces. Instead, they were offered a comfortable alternative through a new mobility concept, developed within the IRIS Smart Cities project.
On February 4th 2021 (09:00-11:00 AM CET) you are cordially invited to join the IRIS webinar on Smart City Business Modelling. In this webinar, we will present the Smart City Business Model Canvas and illustrate how the canvas can be used to map out and analyse the business model of two Mobility as a Service solutions currently being demonstrated in the IRIS project.
he IRIS factsheet on Battery Energy Storage Systems (BESS) presents the experiences from the project’s Lighthouse Cities Utrecht, Nice and Gothenburg that installed stationary electricity storage at district and building level. New Lithium-Ion batteries and 2nd life batteries are used in buildings in Nice and Gothenburg, as well as in the Kanaleneiland-Zuid district in Utrecht.
This special issue of Smart Cities MDPI focuses on business models for smart city development and explicitly invites contributions using different methods and disciplines, as well as case studies and reviews.
Metropôle Nice Côte d’Azur, France is taking a pioneering approach to turn natural challenges into opportunities - by accelerating smart and sustainable solutions in energy, mobility and ICT.
Smart and sustainable is more than a philosophy in Gothenburg, it connects everything and everyone across their IRIS Smart Cities demonstration case. Discover their flagship activities in-depth here.
Utrecht in the Netherlands is showing speed and scale is possible for European smart city initiatives.
Utrecht has been pioneering the adoption of smart solar charging and IRIS has been delighted to be part of this story through our partners and demo sites. On 27 October 2020, their efforts pass a major milestone – installing the 300th Smart Solar Charging station.