Call for Proposals: The ESA Copernicus 2.0 Challenge

The ESA Copernicus 2.0 Challenge is looking for solutions that reflect the upcoming “golden era” in Earth Observation by demonstrating how new trends in EO can work together with the traditional EO satellites. Copernicus 2.0 will rely on a combination of large and traditional satellites with SmallSats. Constellations of NanoSats, HAPS (High Altitude Platform Stations) and drones are certain to become important contributors of EO data, complementing the more traditional fleet of the Copernicus Sentinels and Contributing Missions
Application Deadline in 3 months

Transmission Towers Industry: 2019 Global Market Trends, Growth, Share, Size and 2025 Forecast Research Report

Transmission Towers Market Research Report 2019 presents an in-depth analysis of market size growth, share, segments, manufacturers and Top-down and bottom-up approaches have been used to estimate and validate the market size of Transmission Towers market, to estimate the size of various other dependent sub markets in the overall market

Augmented Virtual Reality: Combining Crowd Sensing and Social Data Mining with Large-Scale Simulation Using Mobile Agents for Future Smart Cities

Augmented reality is well known for extending the real world by adding computer-generated perceptual information and overlaid sensory information. In contrast, simulation worlds are commonly closed and rely on artificial sensory information generated by the simulator program or using data collected off-line. In this work, a new simulation paradigm is introduced, providing augmented virtuality by integrating crowd sensing and social data mining in simulation worlds by using mobile agents.

EU Call for Proposals: Bioclimatic approaches for improving energy performance in buildings in Africa and Europe

Proposals should study the performance of a selection of European and African local bioclimatic building designs, local construction materials and techniques to determine how they could be utilized to increase the energy performance, living quality and sustainability of buildings in targeted geographical zones in Africa and their climatic and socio-economic conditions. Proposals should promote innovations, including bioclimatic approaches, to enable adaptation of local materials and techniques to current building design and construction practices and lifestyles. They should include maximizing passive cooling, passive ventilation, natural light gains and suitability for specific local climate conditions (e.g. stark rains). They should investigate how sustainable supply chains of local materials could be established or improved to cope with fast paces of construction, contributing to the support of local businesses. They should foster exchange and mutual learning between European and African stakeholders (policy-makers, architects, auditors, building sector private companies) for better regulation and implementation of locally adapted bioclimatic construction approaches.
Application Deadline in 5 months

Wind turbine for city rooftops

An EU-funded initiative has developed a wind turbine capable of exploiting the low-velocity turbulent wind conditions found in urban environments.

Call for Applications: Proptech startups around the world to join Colliers Proptech Accelerator

The Colliers Proptech Accelerator Powered by Techstars successfully completed its first class in 2018, with companies representing solutions across the real estate value chain such as commercial datasets for occupiers and investors; office services and tenant engagement; big data, analytics and artificial intelligence; space as a service; marketplaces and space utilization; and, Smart City and Internet of Things. The companies worked with more than 150 mentors from Colliers and the broader industry for the three-month program that culminated with demo day presentations to 600 Colliers people, clients, industry professionals and technology investors.
Application Deadline in 2 months

EU's Call for Proposals: EGNSS applications fostering digitisation

Actions should deliver new innovative applications, with commercial impact and a clear market uptake perspective (a Business Plan is required as part of the proposal). The proposed EGNSS applications may integrate digital technologies like Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, big data and robotics.
Applications are closed

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville

Sprint to build 5G enabled Curiosity™ IoT infrastructure in Greenville; smart ecosystem includes connected city center, true autonomous shuttle using "micropositioning," International Transportation Innovation Center and more.

Scaling up renewables in cities: Opportunities for municipal governments

Renewable-based solutions for cities, whether in buildings, power-generation, transport or other systems, help to ensure energy security and fulfil climate commitments, as well as to secure social benefits for urban residents. Fortunately, cities are making progress and achieving key successes in the shift to renewables.

Open-Source Electronics Platforms as Enabling Technologies for Smart Cities: Recent Developments and Perspectives

Popular platforms such as Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard and Arduino come as single-board open-source platforms that have enough computational power for different types of smart-city applications, while keeping affordable prices and encompassing many programming libraries and useful hardware extensions. As a result, smart-city solutions based on such platforms are becoming common and the surveying of recent research in this area can support a better understanding of this scenario, as presented in this article.

EU Call for Proposals: Smart Cities and Communities

The COP21 Paris Agreement recognizes the role of cities and calls on them to rapidly reduce greenhouse gas emissions and adapting to climate change.
Applications are closed
3 months ago

Call for applications: The Expo 2020 Dubai - Innovation impact grant program

Expo Live’s flagship Innovation Impact Grant Programme will award injection funds up to USD 100,000 to support the growth of social enterprises, startups and grassroots projects from around the world whose solutions generate social value and are in line with Expo 2020 Dubai’s subthemes of Opportunity, Mobility and Sustainability.
Applications are closed

Alibaba Cloud and PolyU to Advance Smart Cities and Smart Healthcare

Extended cooperation will focus on artificial intelligence research and applications with implications for the Greater Bay Area.

Smart Cities in Taiwan: A Perspective on Big Data Applications

In this paper, we discuss the concept of a smart city based on information and communication technology (ICT), analyze the objectives of smart city development in Taiwan, and explain the supporting technologies that make such development possible. Subsequently, we propose a hierarchical structure framework of smart city systems with levels of complexity ranging from low to high and interconnections and interactive relationships in five dimensions: the Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, Big Data, Mobile Network, and smart business.
4 months ago

Call for applications: The Itron Smart City Challenge

The Itron Smart City Challenge will bring together leading IoT developers from across Europe to tackle a set of key business and societal challenges. These challenges will be designed by city leaders with the goal of identifying breakthrough solutions that enhance citizen wellbeing, improve operational efficiency and build more resourceful communities.
Applications are closed

EU's Call for Applications: Horizon prize for a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Installation in a hospital using 100% Renewable Energy Sources

This inducement prize will reward a hospital that has an innovative and within its premises perfectly integrated combined heat and power (CHP) installation. This installation has to use at least three different European renewable energy technologies, include energy storage component(s) and be able to provide 100% of hospital's annual needs for energy consumption. In this context any renewable energy source is allowed.
Application Deadline in 9 days

Smart Dubai and IBM announced the launch of the Dubai Blockchain Platform

Delivered through an IBM Cloud environment and built locally in the UAE, the enterprise-ready platform will serve as a stepping stone for organizations in the UAE and globally to transition their blockchain testing and development into full-production.

EU's Call for Proposals: New developments in plus energy houses

New designs, making use of already developed and validated materials and components and smarter control systems ready to treat vast amounts of data are needed. The surplus of energy should come from renewable sources (geothermal heat, photovoltaics, wind, etc.), obviously optimizing the dynamic character of the energy balance all along the year.
Applications are closed

Smart finance for Smart Buildings: Investing in Energy Efficiency in buildings

The Smart Finance for Smart Buildings facility will improve use of public EU funding and will multiply the effect of the EU money invested. It will help to de-risk investments in the buildings sector, giving investors and financiers a better understanding of the risks and benefits of energy efficiency investments.
5 months ago

SET Award 2019: Call for applications for top innovators in the energy transition

The SET initiative invites start-ups around the world to present their business ideas.
Applications are closed

Call for Innovation: Smart Cities Challenge

The Cities of Vancouver and Surrey have the opportunity to design the future of smart and safe urban mobility. Our joint Smart Cities Challenge first stage application was chosen out of 130 submissions to be among the 20 finalists vying for federal funding of smart city projects designed to improve the quality of life of city residents.
Applications are closed

Smart Cities for All launches project to define more inclusive approach to innovation for smarter cities

The project is convening leaders from government, industry, and disability organizations to generate new knowledge and tools that define how urban innovation ecosystems, including entrepreneurs, developers, incubators, and accelerators, can create more inclusive apps and technology solutions that impact the lives of all people in cities, including persons with disabilities and older persons.

Low-Cost IoT: A Holistic Approach

The key factors for a successful smart-city project are its initial cost and its scalability. The initial cost depends on several inter-related aspects that cannot be designed and optimized separately.
a year ago

Smart City Pilot Projects Using LoRa and IEEE802.15.4 Technologies

In this paper, we highlight this aspect and present two smart city testbeds developed in Italy. The first one concerns a smart infrastructure for public lighting and relies on a heterogeneous network using the IEEE 802.15.4 short-range communication technology, whereas the second one addresses smart-building applications and is based on the LoRa low-rate, long-range communication technology.
a year ago

Artificial Intelligence-Based Semantic Internet of Things in a User-Centric Smart City

In this paper, we propose a novel artificial intelligence-based semantic IoT (AI-SIoT) hybrid service architecture to integrate heterogeneous IoT devices to support intelligent services.
a year ago

Call for Projects: Smart Cities Challenge for startups worldwide

You know anything there is to know about IoT, AI, sensors, light, technology, smart cities and want to propose innovative ideas and solutions that will have a real impact on our everyday life? Then this challenge is for you!
Applications are closed
a year ago

What's Next in Making Smart Cities Smarter and Happier?

How will smart cities become even smarter? The answer lies not in simply integrating advanced technology, such as artificial intelligence and cloud computing, but in making the system work for individual societies.
a year ago

Call for Participation: The EIT Digital Challenge 2018 for European deep tech Startups

Fast-growing startups that already have customers, so called scaleups, are invited to enter their successful technology products in one of the following five categories: Digital Industry, Digital Cities, Digital Wellbeing, Digital Infrastructure and Digital Finance.
Applications are closed
a year ago

Visually appealing solar modules as architectural elements in building façades

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd has developed a mass production method based on printing technologies to manufacture patterned organic solar modules. The method enables freely customised solar modules to meet the architectural requirements of buildings and to add value to their visual appearance in addition to energy production.
a year ago

Hadoop Oriented Smart Cities Architecture

In this paper, we propose a Hadoop-based architectural stack that can provide the ICT backbone for efficiently managing a smart city. On the one hand, Hadoop, together with Spark and the plethora of NoSQL databases and accompanying Apache projects, is a mature ecosystem. This is one of the reasons why it is an attractive option for a Smart City architecture.
a year ago

A Multi-Technology Communication Platform for Urban Mobile Sensing

This work proposes a multi-wireless technology communication platform for opportunistic data gathering and data exchange with respect to smart cities. Through the implementation of a proprietary long-range (LoRa) network and an urban sensor network, our platform addresses the heterogeneity of Internet of Things (IoT) devices while conferring communications in an opportunistic manner, increasing the interoperability of our platform.
a year ago

EU Call for Proposals: Renewable energy system integrated at the building scale

The proposal will provide a combination of different renewable energy technologies to cover the highest possible share of electricity, heating and cooling needs of a multi-family residential or commercial or public or industrial building (in the case of the industrial building, the project is not expected to address the energy needs of the industrial process).
Applications are closed
a year ago

Wireless Sensors and IoT Platform for Intelligent HVAC Control

This paper describes the design, prototyping and validation of two components of this integrated system, the Self-Powered Wireless Sensors and the IOT platform developed. Results for the use of IMBPC in a real building under normal occupation demonstrate savings in the electricity bill while maintaining thermal comfort during the whole occupation schedule.
a year ago

Call for startups and SMEs working with Big Data: Improving the road safety in Barcelona

Given the data on existing traffic accidents and the conditions of the road the proposed challenge wants to validate if this data could help to develop some solution in order to increase the awareness of all the users of the road about its risks and, therefore, increase the levels of road safety.
Applications are closed
a year ago