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Industrial Urban Symbiosis: REDOL Project launched in Zaragoza

Solid urban waste (SUW) is an abundant source for circular products production, but it is generally not exploited. Over 500 kg of municipal waste per capita were generated in the EU in 2020, while only 45% was recycled. EEIP joined 35 partners from Spain, Italy, Greece, Sweden, Germany, Denmark, France, The Netherlands, Cyprus, and Hungary, to kick off the REDOL project. REDOL aims to turn Zaragoza, the capital of Aragon, into a zero-waste city by 2040. The project objectives include: Redesigning five value chains for Solid Urban in Aragon (packaging, plastics, CDW, textiles, WEEE), management technologies to collect, sort and classify SUW, improving the processing routes of sorted materials to avoid landfilling and improve interaction among key players.

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Personal Data - Smart Cities: How Cities Can Utilise Their Citizen’s Personal Data to Help Them Become Climate Neutral
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Personal Data - Smart Cities: How Cities Can Utilise Their Citizen’s Personal Data to Help Them Become Climate Neutral

The Smart Cities Marketplace initiative, Citizens Control of Personal Data will launch a book on the EC stand at the Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona on November 15th. It will address some of the issues which a smart city needs to overcome to make use of both the data currently available to them and how this can be enhanced by using emerging technology.

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What it means placing citizens at the heart of smart city transition
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What it means placing citizens at the heart of smart city transition

Peachtree Corners is one of the USA top testing grounds for shiny new smart city technology. The 45,000-person city is home to an unusual public innovation experiment. Curiosity Lb invites private firms to come test out their prototypes.

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5 smart cities around the world
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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 UN predicts that 70% of the world population will be living in cities and urban areas by 2050.

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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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