Veolia Reduces Boston’s Carbon Footprint by Improving Energy Infrastructure
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Veolia Reduces Boston’s Carbon Footprint by Improving Energy Infrastructure

Energy is Key to Smarter Cities Energy is an important parameter of a smart city. In order to meet sustainability goals and ensure long-term resiliency, city planners are looking for solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, optimize local resources, enhance economic resiliency and strengthen critical energy infrastructure. On April 19th, the Open Innovation Club will host … Continue reading

The Future of Urban Mobility
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The Future of Urban Mobility

Urban population and density is growing. Current transportation infrastructure cannot support an increase in vehicles on the road, hence the importance of improving public transit options and the efficiency of current vehicles in circulation. Mobility as-a-Service The car of the future is connected, with direct access to the internet and interactions with other connected objects … Continue reading

The Economics of Sharing: Airbnb breaks all records in the Paris Region
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The Economics of Sharing: Airbnb breaks all records in the Paris Region

Paris is now the most popular city in the world on Airbnb. And France is the second largest market for the short-term housing rental website. Spotlight on the success story of this global leader of the sharing economy. Just a few figures suffice to measure the extraordinary success of California startup Airbnb since its Paris … Continue reading

Smart Cities And Smart Energy Conferences in the U.S. in 2016
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Smart Cities And Smart Energy Conferences in the U.S. in 2016

Technology and connectivity is transforming our daily lives, particularly cities and energy. The way we live, move, work and play in urban settings is changing on a daily basis, and the way energy is generated, delivered and consumed is also evolving. Whether you are an entrepreneur, a startup, a large corporation, an academic or just … Continue reading

“Startup City” and the Importance of Public-Private Partnerships for the Future of Urban Livability and Mobility
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“Startup City” and the Importance of Public-Private Partnerships for the Future of Urban Livability and Mobility

(Photo: Cover of Startup City)   I recently attended a talk by Gabe Klein on his new book “Startup City: Inspiring Private & Pubic Entrepreneurship, Getting Projects Done and Having Fun”. Technology and automation have led to new business models and allowed innovative solutions to emerge, which have changed consumption habits and behavior of citizens … Continue reading

Two Inria technologies rewarded at the IPSO Challenge 2015 in San Jose
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Two Inria technologies rewarded at the IPSO Challenge 2015 in San Jose

The Designer of Things conference took place last week in San Jose. This was the opportunity for designers and developers on the cutting edge of future tech space to collaborate, learn, exchange ideas and forward the conversation about wearable tech, 3D printing and IoT. During the conference, 10 semi-finalists for the 2015 IPSO CHALLENGE showcased … Continue reading

The City of the Future is Smart, Connected and Collaborative
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The City of the Future is Smart, Connected and Collaborative

According to the Smart Cities Council, a smart city gathers data from smart devices and sensors embedded in its roadways, power grids, buildings and other assets. It shares that data via a smart communications system that is typically a combination of wired and wireless. It then uses smart software to create valuable information and digitally enhanced services. For a city to be … Continue reading