Smart Cities innovation programs: upcoming challenges for policy-makers, cities and regions
- European and regional innovation policies and priorities
- State of the art
- Consolidation of efforts
- Role of research
- Multidisciplinary research agenda and international cooperation
Smart Cities innovation worldwide. Best practices, priorities and research challenges
- Smart Cities development programs: best practices, priorities and future challenges
- International synergies, collaboration, and partnership
- Research challenges and cooperation
- Integration and social inclusiveness
- Smart regions
- Smart Cities innovation ecosystem and cities as a Lab
- City data analytics Labs
- Smart public health
- Social and economic aspects of ITS
- Smart and clean environment
Internet of Things (IoT) and its services are becoming part of our everyday life, ways of working, and business. The long-standing visions of the personal digital assistant, smart home, smart car and the smart environment are now becoming reality with the help of mobile computing and IoT. In this talk, I will first give a summary of the Finnish IoT Research Program (2012-2016) that investigated crucial building blocks and models for the next generation of Internet services supported by a plethora of connected things and the forthcoming 5G technologies. After the IoT program summary, I will give an overview of the recent IoT and 5G developments and discuss roadmaps toward IoT deployment with focus on IoT security.
What are investors looking for in Startups? Which startups criteria are the most important? Investor vs startup cooperation and challanges? Do startups focus on Smart Cities? What are the most successful Smart City startups and how investors helped them to increase their business? What are your own experiences with funding?
Global downturn accelerated the focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and startup support services, but what is the ROI and how do you measure it? Data is the new oil and breaking silos is the mantra, but what does it mean in practice, in ecosystem context? Are economic development initiatives really embracing smart & digital approaches? We explore the learnings and solutions on these challenges. Solutions that are in line with EU digital single market and GDPR targets and beyond. Solutions that will radically improve transparency, efficiency, and measurability of the innovation funnel, to drive economic growth.”
What is the actual legislation and what kind of legislation changes or improvments we can expect? (Small Business Act, Entrepreneurship Action Plan…) How can EC support Smart Cities Startups or how can Commission boost startups in Europe? (Horizon 2020, Digital Agenda for Europe, Structual funds, European Investment Fund, European Invstment Bank…)
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