24 jun

Innovative City 2015


When it received over 3,000 visitors in June 2014, Innovative City achieved another milestone that confirms its international reach and establishes it as a major European event in the area of smart and sustainable cities.

Innovative City is an international growth accelerator powered by the core features that have built its success:
• A mix of businesses, ideas and initiatives
• Creation and development of business ecosystems to undertake projects
• First-hand accounts and experience sharing

Smart physical networks have become a part of everyday life. Now it is apps and their uses, where different networks connect, that deliver a competitive edge and boost regional development.
Applications and services tailored to citizens and managed by the local authority will protect and retain users while at the same time developing a new service economy.

Everyday applications known as «City Apps» are our gateway to the smart city experience. We are moving from the concept of « smart city analytics » to the idea of a « Wise Metropolis ». City Apps are ushering in a new phase of regional development and smart specialisation.

The 2015 edition of Innovative City comes with the tagline « City Apps ».


Innovative City 2015 is innovating with «mix-and-match» sessions to make the most of the cross-fertilisation necessary for new talents and powerful, virtuous applications to emerge. The «Wise Metropolis» sessions are a showcase for new ideas from elected representatives, manufacturers, experts, scientists... and visionaries.


Innovative City is more than ever the place to be, for discussion and sharing innovative ideas between industrial and authorities of smart and sustainable cities, in France and in the rest of the world.

Webpage link:

City: Nice

Date: 24 + 25 June 2015

11 jun

DSP Valley Business-to-Business Forum 2015

Ever wanted to talk to someone at imec, iMinds or VITO about their research ?
Do you have an interesting idea in the medical domain you want to discuss with Boston Scientific, Atlas Neuroengineering or Televic ?
Always wanted to know how your company could work together with Grammer, TP Vision or Premium Sound Solutions ?
Curious about the DSP Valley eco-system ?

Now is your chance !!!

Mark June 11th, 2015 in your agenda!
On that Thursday, DSP Valley invites you for the 13th edition of its yearly B2B Forum.
An entire day filled with interesting 1-on-1 meetings with some of the top players of the smart systems and semiconductor industries in the BeNeLux and Europe. A pre-screening guarantees a high level of relevance for your business development. The very efficient format allows you to have at least 8 to 10 high-quality meetings in just 1 day.

Targeted application domains and markets are "smart health", "smart home", "smart vehicles", …. Products and applications include consumer electronics, automotive electronics, medical devices, telecommunications networks, high-tech machine construction, low-power micro- and nano-electronics, hardware and software design tools, etc.

Almost 60 companies have confirmed their participation including:

  • - imec
  • - Boston Scientific
  • - VITO
  • - iMinds
  • - Premium Sound Solutions
  • - TP Vision
  • - Synopsys
  • - Televic
  • - Grammer
  • - Altran
  • ...

Check our website regularly for new participating companies !


Thursday June 11th, 2015. Starting at 8:30, ending at 18:00


Sportoase Leuven
Philipssite 6,
3000 Leuven - Belgium


Registration has to be done in two steps:

  1. Register yourself (and your colleague) as a participant in our B2B Matchmaking Forum before June 1st, 2015. You can use the online registration form.
  2. Provide us with the necessary information about your company. You find the Company Information Chart here.


The participation fee for each participant is 75€ (VAT incl) for DSP Valley members, 100€ (VAT incl) for associated members and 150€ (VAT incl) for non-members, to cover for the catering and hosting facilities.

More info?

Check the DSP Valley website or contact Johan Lecocq or Bjorn Van de Vondel.

We would like to invite you to distribute this invitation in your own network.

Because of our cooperation with our partner clusters and partner network organizations for the promotion of this event, it is possible that you receive this invitation multiple times. We would like to apologize for that inconvenience.


02 jun

Smart City event 2015

Event Date: Tuesday, June 02, 2015 - 11:00 to Friday, June 05, 2015 -12:00

Country: The Netherlands

During the Smart City Event 2015 you will be able to meet more than 500 Smart City experts from more than 30 different countries, to learn from national and international colleagues and to listen to successful stories and lessons learned from fellow cities.

This year the program consists out of excursions, round table sessions, keynote speeches, co-creation sessions, inspiring labs and masterclasses.

During this unique conference, all stakeholders from around the world come together to discuss the most challenging  issues, such as for example citizen participation, scale enhancement, partnerships and successful business models.

The Smart City Event will take place for the 5th time in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) from the 2nd until the 5th of June.

This year's high level speakers include the presence of:

  • Miguel Arias Cañete, Euro Commissioner for Climate Action and Energy, European Commission (to be confirmed)
  • Colette Maloney, Head of Unit Smart Cities and Sustainability, DG Communications Networks, European Commission
  • Carlo Ratti, Director, MIT Senseable City Lab
  • Anna Lisa Boni, Secretary General, Eurocities

For registrations, follow this link.


31 may

"Smart Building and Smart City" – Nantong International Start-up Contest 2015

The Nantong International Start-up Contest 2015 focuses on the areas smart building, smart city and smart home. The contest provides an opportunity for entrepreneurs to demonstrate their project, communicate with investors and experts, meet potential partners and customers, be introduced into a multi-trillion dollars market, and get access to top tier coaching and R&D service. The winning team will be granted with millions CNY startup capital and get invited to Nantong smart city ecosystem. 

Submit your business plan until May 31st via email:

More information: 

21 may

General Assembly of the Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities

  The General Assembly of the European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) will be held on 21 May in Berlin (Germany) at the Metropolitan Solutions Trade Fair 2015. The venue will be accessible from 8 a.m.
The EIP-SCC is Europe's key initiative to create a common Market Place for Smart City solutions. In this context, the morning session will convene high-level speakers from city halls, leading companies and the European Commission to examine achievements of Smart Cities in Europe, actions to increase synergies between policies and funds to boost demand and good practice to create solutions that meet cities’ and citizens’ needs.
The event will be opened by Violeta Bulc, European Commissioner for Transport and Günther H. Oettinger, European Commissioner for Digital Economy & Society. The morning session is free to all participants of the 2015 Metropolitan Solutions, but pre-registration is required.
In the afternoon, there will be closed meetings of the Action Clusters and will offer participants the opportunity to work on their joined up actions.
If you are interested in understanding the status-quo of Smart Cities in Europe and are eager to learn more about future developments and business opportunities in this vibrant field of action, you should attend this assembly.
We kindly recommend you to book your flight and hotel as soon as possible. You can make your reservation through this link.
City: Berlin
Country: Germany
Event Date: Thursday, May 21, 2015 - 09:30
Event type: EIP-SCC events


20 may

City-Business Talks @ Metropolitan Solutions 2015

Metropolitan Solutions is the gateway event to cross-industry solutions for urban infrastructure. The trade show focuses on best-practice examples and currently available solutions for the urgent infrastructure problems faced by cities around the world. Core topics include pathways to smart cities through energy, mobility and communication technologies. Metropolitan Solutions also brings together a variety of specialized conferences under one roof creating the most comprehensive global platform on smart cities and urban infrastructure.

For more information visit:

20-22 May 2015

City: Berlin

Country: Germany

30 mar


growing a smarter, more sustainable Europe 

GrowSmarter aims to stimulate city uptake of ‘smart solutions’ by using the three Lighthouse cities (Stockholm, Cologne and Barcelona) as a way to showcase 12 Smart City solutions: from advanced information and communication technology and better connected urban mobility, to incorporating renewable energy sources directly into the city’s supply network.

The 12 Smart City solutions are split into three categories:

Low energy districts

  1. Smart lighting, lampposts as hubs for communication
  2. fficient and smart climate shell refurbishment
  3. Smart building logistics and alternative fuelled vehicles
  4. Smart energy tenants though information
  5. Smart local production of electricity and integration with buildings and grid

    Integrated infrastructures

  6. Smart lighting, lampposts as hubs for communication
  7. Waste heat integration by new business models
  8. Smart waste collecting, turning waste to electricity, heat and biogas for vehicles
  9. Big data protocol for saving energy and improving the quality of life

    Sustainable urban mobility
  10. Sustainable delivery
  11. Smart traffic management
  12. Alternative fuel driven vehicles for decarbonising and better air quality
  13. Smart mobility solutions

The project enables public bodies to work in partnership with private organisations to facilitate market growth at a local level, reduce the environmental impact and improve quality of life for European citizens.

The combination of Smart Solutions, to be rolled out in this urban context, is intended to meet the needs of three pillars of sustainability: social, environmental and economic. The project has the potential to create the equivalent of 1,500 jobs across Europe, and aims to reduce energy usage by 60 percent, and cut EU transport emissions at project level by 60 percent.

GrowSmarter is funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 programme and will run for five years.


28 mar

'Smart Citizen' Involves People in the Construction of their Cities

Smart Citizen is a platform for researchers, schools, communities, urban areas and developers which boosts participatory processes of people in cities.

The main objective of this project, developed by Fab Lab Barcelona at the Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia, is to promote the collective construction of smarter cities by their own inhabitants.

Based on geolocation, the Internet of Things and open source hardware and software, the platform connects data, citizens and knowledge in order to create more efficient relations between resources, technology, communities, services and events within the urban environment.

The Smart Citizen initiative encompasses two elements: a sensor board that captures environmental data and uploads it to the Internet and a platform that collects this data to make it useful for the users.

On its website, anyone can see which users are already contributing collecting and sharing information about their city using the Smart Citizen Kit for urban monitoring. It is also possible to check which devices are online and offline, to read some documents about the project and to interact with other people in the forum.

To register, follow this link.


26 mar

European and Brazilian Cities Present a New Open Innovation Platform

The Open & Agile Smart Cities Task Force (OASC), an open innovation initiative for improving smart city services, was presented by 25 cities from 6 EU countries –Belgium, Denmark, Finland, Italy, Portugal and Spain– and by 6 cities from Brazil during the Conference for IT and Digital Business CeBit 2015.

The initiative’s aim is to make it easier for city councils and start-ups to improve services as transport, energy efficiency or e-health. This project will be achieved thanks to FIWARE, an EU-funded open source platform and cloud-based building blocks that can be used to develop a lot of different applications in the huge range of topics that Smart Cities tackle.

Through the OASC deal, the EU and Brazilian signing cities will be able to share open data which will also allow start-ups to develop apps that could suppose a benefit for all citizens. Furthermore, the new systems that emerge from this platform will be shared between cities.

  • The EU signing cities are: Brussels, Ghent, Antwerp (Belgique), Copenhagen, Aarhus, Aalborg (Denmark), Helsinki, Tampere, Espoo, Vantaa, Oulu, Turku (Finland), Milan, Palermo, Lecce (Italy), Lisbon, Porto, Penala, Fundão, Palmela, Águeda (Portugal), Valencia, Santander, Málaga, Sevilla (Spain).
  • The Brazilian signing cities are: Olinda (Recife), Anapólis (Goiás), Porto Alegre (Rio Grande do Sul), Vitória (Espírito Santo), Colinas de Tocantins (Tocantins) and Taquaritinga (São Paulo).


25 feb

Siemens introduces parking-spot finder app

Exasperated drivers searching for parking account for an estimated one-third of traffic in European inner cities, prompting Siemens AG to develop a radar system that tells drivers via smartphone where to look for a free spot. 

Siemens, Europe's largest engineering company, plans tests in Berlin starting in April of about 40 radar sensors mounted on street lamps. Each detector, about half a shoebox in size, scans 30 meters (100 yards) of road and uses a smartphone application to transmit information about potential spaces matching the car's size. 

"We're in talks with several cities about their parking situation and about running pilot schemes," Marcus Zwick, the head of the project, told reporters Wednesday in Munich. "We expect to launch a pilot in Dubai this year, after Berlin." 

Cities are under pressure to find ways to alleviate congestion and reduce air pollution. London authorities charge 11.50 pounds (.80) a day for vehicles entering the inner-city area. Berlin permits only low-emissions vehicles to enter its downtown. 

The Siemens system, which will be ready for a broader rollout next year, is designed to help municipalities make better use of limited space and cut congestion as well as emissions, the Munich-based company said. The network can also alert parking patrols when meters run out or a driver has failed to pay a fee. 

By Elisabeth Behrmann BLOOMBERG NEWS

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Contact us

For more information about the Clines project, please contact the Technical Coordinator:

Arne Skou

Vice-Director, CISS

(+45) 9940 8851

You can also contact:

Charlotte Fonseca Holmene

Administrative project manager

(+45) 9940 7345