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5 smart cities around the world

Smart cities use information and communication technology (ICT) to improve operational efficiency, share information with the public and provide a better quality of government service and citizen welfare. The United Nations predicts that 70% of the world population will be living in cities and urban areas by 2050, meaning emissions and energy usage will continue to rise with every passing year. Singapore consistently tops the list of smart cities, achieving A ratings for Structure and Technology as well as an overall rating of A. London, ranked 22nd on the 2021 list, Barcelona (#58) and Tokyo (#84) are all widely regarded as some of the leading smart cities but are not ranked as high as some other cities around the world. Many of the worlds biggest cities are already embracing the benefits that smart cities have brought about by smart technology, however, they are still struggling to keep pace with the ways in which they have implemented smart technology.

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Energy Optimization using Artificial Intelligence (AI) on HVAC system
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Energy Optimization using Artificial Intelligence (AI) on HVAC system

HVAC equipment operates under the control of automation systems or a building management system. New fully autonomous self-adaptive Artificial Intelligence (AI) software is designed to deliver significant savings and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, enabling a self-operating building.

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PROCURE SELECTS 3 INNOVATIVE APPROACHES
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PROCURE SELECTS 3 INNOVATIVE APPROACHES

ProcuRE launched the first out of three phases towards reaching its goal. Six procurers from Slovenia, Spain, Germany, Portugal, Israel, and Turkey selected three innovative Renovation Approaches. The Call for Tenders was released on 24 November 2021.

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Moving hydrogen from hype to hope
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Moving hydrogen from hype to hope

Hydrogen is the talk of the town and the Commission makes it a big priority in its green industrial strategy. There are few hydrogen fuel cell cars and most of them are actually demonstration vehicles.

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How smart cities could use digital finance platforms
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How smart cities could use digital finance platforms

Digital finance is increasingly demonstrating its ability to overcome key barriers for smaller scale project finance. Few exist today but a growing number is in development driven by the need to mobilize private capital to support sustainable growth.

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Digital financing platforms - a solution to finance smart city projects?
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Digital financing platforms - a solution to finance smart city projects?

Do you know Jack Mas 3-minute loan? SME can get up to 300.000 USD within a few hours purely using an online service. Juergen Ritzek gives an overview on the state of play of digital financing platforms, structured into three groups.

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Innovators: €7.68 million Research and Development funding to dramatically change renovations
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Innovators: €7.68 million Research and Development funding to dramatically change renovations

The Horizon-project procuRE has released the Research and Development services tender (TED) It calls for the development of breakthrough solutions to renovate existing buildings to be supplied with 100% renewable supply. The deadline for submission is 22.2.22.

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Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".
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Facade greening - "Good for the environment and the feel-good factor".

Planted facades and roofs are not only visually eye-catching, they also improve the urban climate. Intense sunlight, high temperatures and a high degree of density in cities promote the so-called heat island effect. Green roofs largely manage without irrigation.

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Is the future of flight smaller, local and more decentralised?
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Is the future of flight smaller, local and more decentralised?

Before Covid19 the aviation sector was pegged for year on year growth. The energy transition and digitalisation change the way we need to think about aviation. Hydrogen and Batteries come with energy density challenges. Airports are frustrating places causing.

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How data can increase the re-use of waste energy
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How data can increase the re-use of waste energy

EnergyLab Nordhavn sits on the edge of Copenhagen, overlooking the Øresund Strait. The large-scale research and demonstration project has been a hive of activity for the last five years. It is based on Copenhagens power.

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