Project News

Posted: 22 Nov 2019

Turning smart city ambitions into partnerships and investment plans is a challenging path. To inspire and guide cities in this process, IRIS Smart Cities spoke with three people who made it happen in Utrecht: Muriel Pels and Inge van de Klundert from Municipality of Utrecht and Carolien van Hemel of Utrecht Sustainability Institute.

Posted: 07 Oct 2019

The Future Today Institute (FTI) 2019 tech trends report analyses emerging science and technology shaping our world, including 16 indicators dedicated to smart cities. Issued earlier this year, we almost missed this insight filled report; but couldn’t agree more with IRIS lighthouse cities featuring heavily in the global top 50. Gothenburg on the podium at #2, Utrecht #16 and Nice at #37.

Posted: 25 Jul 2019

Cross discipline collaboration and innovation was the heartbeat of this annual Utrecht University conference 8-10 July - now in its 17th year – and naturally, IRIS partners and endeavors felt right at home, submitting three papers. The event gathered around 200 researchers from various disciplines such as innovation or strategic management, organization design, marketing, intellectual property rights management, entrepreneurship, and public policy, all exchanging on the latest research findings and plans in the field.