User-driven Open Innovation Ecosystems go really local … across borders! May 4, 2012 No Comments

Smart citizens in smart cities and communities co-creating future Internet-enabled services

This interactive conference is the premier European event of this Spring on Open Innovation for Future Internet in Smart Cities and Communities. It offers you as public organisation, SME, corporation, academic, and creative citizen a unique chance to get involved in shaping Europe’s user-driven open innovation ecosystems.

5 European projects and organisations bring you an exciting range of world-class keynotes, concrete results and demos, and many interactive sessions:

  • Launch of smart care, energy, manufacturing and media networks that support cross-border Living Lab testing by innovative SMEs
  • Results of user-driven open innovation in the Public Sector, creating Future Internet Services for Smart Cities
  • Launch of the European Smart City and Future Internet roadmap
  • Results of the 6th Wave of new members of the Network, and facilitate a range of new proposal development opportunities
  • Launch of the European Cities Community Research and Innovation Initiative
  • Facilitation of a range of new proposal development opportunities

This free 2-day event is organised in collaboration with the European Commission, DG Information Society and Media, and will be held next to Brussels, Belgium. Book soon as places are limited!

Organising projects and networks: APOLLON – OPEN CITIES – FIREBALL – ENoLL – EUROCITIES


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Open cities

Smart Cities Resources April 30, 2012 No Comments

Over the last two years FIREBALL has been working with the Eurocities Knowledge Society Forum and has seen a range of presentations from “smart cities”. This page makes available those resources we are able to.


Working Group Smart Cities – ICT PSP Smart Cities Portfolio March 2012

Working Group Smart Cities – Helsinki case study

Working Group Smart Cities – FIREBALL Summary March 2012

Working Group Smart Cities – CitySDK Overview

Working Group Smart Cities – Bologna case study

Conference: ICT – Driving the city of tomorrow? April 27, 2012 No Comments

ICT – Driving the City of tomorrow?

4 June 2012 – 6 June 2012 Vienna, Austria

This 2012 conference of Major Cities of Europe will focus on the challenges faced by most large, medium and small cities and towns across Europe: budgets are tighter and tighter, citizens press for more direct participation in decisions and for better services and for more jobs opportunities for individuals, local companies strive to resist the economic downturn and to identify growth areas to develop their business. The need for radical transformation of local government is key to address all these challenges. The question that will be addressed during the conference is how much ICT can drive the city of tomorrow. The advent of Open Government, Open Data, Social networks, Cloud Computing, Smart Cities are some of the main topics that will be explored during the conference.

By: Michael Nilsson