Smart City https://business-spirit.news/ en Building the largest community of 'City Changers' https://business-spirit.news/news/building-the-largest-community-of-city-changers <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Building the largest community of 'City Changers'</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/building-the-largest-community-of-city-changers" data-a2a-title="Building the largest community of &#039;City Changers&#039;"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/city" hreflang="en">City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smart-city" hreflang="en">Smart City</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Smart city" title="Smart city" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/244.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Building the largest community of &amp;#039;City Changers&amp;#039;" title="Building the largest community of &amp;#039;City Changers&amp;#039;" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/998.jpg?itok=Epihnc6r" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Gerald-Babel Sutter, Founder of Urban Future, the largest gathering for ‘City Changers’ shares how to bring together thinkers and doers to shape our cities.</div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. May</div> Fri, 27 May 2022 12:47:24 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 227 at https://business-spirit.news Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/open-call-for-innovators-who-want-to-shape-the-future-of-cities" data-a2a-title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" 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class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smart-city" hreflang="en">Smart City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/event" hreflang="en">Event</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/impact" hreflang="en">Impact</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/entrepreneurs" hreflang="en">Entrepreneurs</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/innovation" hreflang="en">Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/sustainable-city" hreflang="en">Sustainable City</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/event" hreflang="en">Event</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Business" title="Business" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/55.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Event" title="Event" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/242.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Smart city" title="Smart city" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/244.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" title="Open call for innovators who want to shape the future of cities" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/976.jpg?itok=e08fw-i0" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">The Urban Future international gathering of changemakers is looking for impact entrepreneurs with projects making cities greener and more accesible.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2882 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2883 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a> event, the largest meeting for ‘City Changers’ will return as a live event in Helsingborg, Sweden, on the 1-3 June, bringing together thinkers and doers shaping the future of cities.</p> <p>Organisers are calling innovators and entrepreneurs with an idea to transform cities to become more sustainable and accessible. They are looking for projects that are tackling environmental or social issues in an urban space, touching the lives of citizens and passionate about driving change.</p> <p><a href="https://urban-future.org/news/call-social-businesses/" target="_blank">The application</a> is open until February 6, and 10 selected businesses will receive two complimentary conference tickets and have their travel and accommodation expenses covered.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2886 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--66-33"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2885 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Gerald Babel-Sutter co-founded the Urban Future global gathering in 2014 with the aim to bring together the brightest minds who strive to make their cities more sustainable and livable.</p> <blockquote> <p>“We usually choose our topics based on the main struggles City Changers go through when driving sustainability in cities,”</p> </blockquote> <p>said Babel-Sutter about how they decided on the focus of this year’s event.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2884 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/977.jpg" width="1000" height="667" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Gerald Babel-Sutter, co-founder of Urban Future </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--2887 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The 2022 conference tracks combine the expertise of more than 450 leading urban shapers and will be structured around the following topics: Leadership; Changing Structures; Impact Entrepreneurs; Revitalising Neighbourhoods; Building New Districts; Skills for CityChangers.</p> <p>One of the highlights of the agenda will be the transformation story of the host city, Helsingborg and how they managed to fundamentally change their operation within ten years to become a top-class hub for innovation.</p> <p>“We immediately liked the fact that Helsingborg was so open with what it had tried and what worked and what didn’t,” Gerald continues.</p> <p>“Helsingborg has understood that to reach their goals, they need to experiment and make mistakes along the way. In Sweden’s first municipal innovation hub <a href="https://innovation.helsingborg.se/en/hbgworks/" target="_blank">Hbg Works</a>, any idea to improve the City can be tested. A no-strings-attached vision fund invites residents to join in and realise their city development dreams.”</p> <p>The Urban Future event takes place in different countries each year, offering a place for urban impact innovators to connect and exchange ideas.</p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">ű</span></p> <p class="text-align-right"><span style="font-size:10px">Headline image: <a href="https://urban-future.org/" target="_blank">Urban Future</a></span></p> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2022. February</div> Thu, 03 Feb 2022 16:30:58 +0000 Business Spirit Platform reporting 218 at https://business-spirit.news 100 Intelligent Cities Challenge https://business-spirit.news/news/100-intelligent-cities-challenge <div class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item"><span>100 Intelligent Cities Challenge</span> </div> <span class="a2a_kit a2a_kit_size_32 addtoany_list" data-a2a-url="https://business-spirit.news/news/100-intelligent-cities-challenge" data-a2a-title="100 Intelligent Cities Challenge"><a class="a2a_button_facebook"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/facebook_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Facebook" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_facebook_messenger"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/messenger_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Messenger" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_twitter"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/twitter_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Twitter" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_button_email"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/email_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Email" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"></a><a class="a2a_dd" href="https://www.addtoany.com/share"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share_hover.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-hover"><img src="/libraries/bsp_social_media_icons_share/service/share.svg" border="0" alt="Share" height="18" class="social-media-links-normal"> Share </a></span> <div class="field field--name-field-tags field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Tags</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/tag/smart-city" hreflang="en">Smart City</a></div> </div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-topic field--type-entity-reference field--label-inline"> <div class="field--label">Topic</div> <div class="field--items"> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/eu-project" hreflang="en">EU project</a></div> <div class="field--item"><a href="/topic/responsible-innovation" hreflang="en">Responsible Innovation</a></div> </div> </div> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Collaboration" title="Collaboration" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/53.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Smart city" title="Smart city" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/244.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img width="32" height="32" alt="Sustainability" title="Sustainability" class="img-responsive" src="/files/bsp-images/icons/52.svg" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <img alt="100 Intelligent Cities Challenge" title="100 Intelligent Cities Challenge" class="img-responsive" src="/files/styles/news_full_main_image/public/bsp-images/news/366.jpg?itok=_tIxexPQ" width="687" height="687" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" /> <div class="field field--name-field-lead field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">This European Commission&#039;s initiative facilitate change to build a green Europe by fostering smart and sustainable growth.</div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1018 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1011 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>The <a href="https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/" target="_blank">Intelligent Cities Challenge</a> (ICC) is the latest of the <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/index_en" target="_blank">European Commission</a>’s initiatives to build a green Europe by fostering smart and sustainable growth across European cities.</p> <p>The programme will help 100 smaller and medium-sized EU cities to support green, climate-neutral, sustainable growth, tackle the most significant urban challenges and improve the quality of life. The main focus is on implementation of strategies, a common platform for open data, a marketplace for intelligent city solutions, joint investments, new support mechanisms and a new international dimension.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1015 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Participating cities will receive tailored support – in person, online, and as a community - to implement their transformation strategies, including regular network support activities, trainings, access to online toolboxes and mentoring from innovative mentor cities.</p> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-callout paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--width--full callout-style--a" id="callout-1017"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="callout-body"> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1016 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>Given the difficult situation currently faced by European countries with the spread of COVID-19, the deadline for the submission for Expressions of Interest has been extended to the <strong>29th of May 2020</strong>.</p> <p>Accordingly, the deadline for the pre-screening of applications is extended to the <strong>18th of May 2020</strong>.</p> <p><span>You can join the 'Application Tips and Advice' webinar on </span><strong>5th of May 2020</strong>, 2:00 PM (CET) and find more information about the <a href="https://www.intelligentcitieschallenge.eu/" target="_blank">Intelligent Cities Challenge on programme website</a>.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1023 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>A broad set of city-related themes are targeted by the Intelligent Cities Challenge, including mobility, renewable energies, clean industry, green manufacturing, eGovernment, open data, skills and employment, healthcare and safety, re-skilling, crisis management among others.</p> <p>Cities will be asked to mobilise the top-level leadership in the city, attend conferences and workshops, work to form a standing local intelligent city ecosystem and dedicate human resources from the city and local ecosystem for the execution of this high-priority initiative.</p> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1021 paragraph--width--full paragraph--style--58-42"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column1"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-simple paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1019 paragraph--width--full" style=""> <div class="paragraph__column"> <p>As a result, cities could benefit from various supports, including joint investments which will lead to measurable developments with positive impacts that matter to the citizens.</p> <p>The Intelligent Cities Challenge is part of a wider EU support contributing to a <a href="https://ec.europa.eu/info/strategy/priorities-2019-2024/european-green-deal_en" target="_blank">European Green Deal</a>, an economy that works for people and a Europe fit for the Digital Age.</p> </div> </div> </div> </div><div class="paragraph--type--bp-columns-two-uneven__2col-column2"> <div> <div class="classy-style--margin-bottom paragraph paragraph--type--bp-image paragraph--view-mode--default paragraph--id--1020 paragraph--width--full"> <div class="paragraph__column"> <div class="field field--name-bp-image-field field--type-image field--label-hidden field--item"> <img alt="" title="" src="/files/bsp-images/paragraph/362.jpg" width="1200" height="628" loading="lazy" typeof="foaf:Image" class="img-responsive" /> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-image-title field--type-string field--label-hidden field--item">Image: Intelligent Cities Challenge</div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div>Footer</div> EU Commission open call <div class="field field--name-field-background-style field--type-list-string field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Background style</div> <div class="field--item">Light</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-field-sponsored field--type-boolean field--label-above"> <div class="field--label">Sponsored?</div> <div class="field--item">No</div> </div> <div class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden field--item">2020. April</div> Tue, 28 Apr 2020 16:51:19 +0000 Szilvia Szabó 82 at https://business-spirit.news