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31.08.2016

To house all the 80% of the world population between 2050 and 2070, complete new cities have to be created, not just one or two, but a huge number of them.   Even if we would start today at a quick pace, we cannot do it in time with our existing technology.  

20.06.2016

We invite forward looking innovative municipalities to join existing consortium of cities for H2020 CPS Labs call, the deadline is on 22.06.2016. The experimental project implements holistic vision of urban processes in the community by digital transformation of available big data streams from open...

16.06.2016

Everybody speaks about “Smart Cities”. Everybody is connecting, building, …, to enter in the contest of “Who’s the best Smart City in the World?” That’s nice to see interest in smart, connected and ‘intelligent’ cities. Many of you know that I am a proponent of smart cities (see my Linkedin profile...

13.06.2016

The Mobile Age project Launch of a three-year EU co-funded project to develop accessible and inclusive online public services for senior citizens While more and more public services are made available online only, older persons’ needs and wishes towards digital services are rarely understood and...

04.07.2015

The first commercial version of the 5G is supposed to come out only around 2020, however, there is a lot of research, developments and positioning being done by the sector’s major industrials. The intention is obvious, to not lose the train of this new generation of wireless broadband data...

29.06.2015

The EU project UrbanData2Decide develops tools to support urban decision makers. UrbanData2Decide extracts and processes information from two rich sources, namely public social media and open data libraries, and creates impactful visualisations.

24.06.2015

AFE-INNOVNET Thematic Network (http://afeinnovnet.eu/) is helping local and regional authorities to respond to Europe’s demographic challenge by promoting WHO holistic approach to population ageing (the “Age-Friendly Environments” model), developing a EU-wide active network of interested...

04.05.2015

Text and Interview by Laura Negro “Synergies” is a word often heard in the topics of entrepreneurism and “Smart Cities”, two of our work fields at Agencia de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico de Valladolid. Being so regularly heard in a variety of contexts and paired to other “trendy” words, it...

04.05.2015

Valladolid is one of my favourite cities. Perhaps because it is close by, perhaps because it is a young and dynamic city, perhaps because it's historic and ancient; or perhaps because of all this and more. I can't explain it but Valladolid has always appealed to me and I have been coming here to...

06.03.2015

In this short video made by CityTV.nl you can witness the kickoff of the STIR HUB innovation network.