The Smart Cities project is creating an innovation network between cities and academic partners to develop and deliver better e-services to citizens and businesses in the North Sea Region.

The future of mobile in Kortrijk region

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Mobile services are the future for providing real time and geobased services. This is one of the conclusions of the event “The future of mobile”, organized by the NSR-projects Smart Cities and E-CLIC in Kortrijk, on May 10th, 2011 in “The Studios”.

Understanding e-government in Groningen


This report summarises the e-government context in Groningen, based on interviews with staff from the city, and identifies factors that they feel shape their local e-government context and their involvement in the Smart Cities project.

Looking back to the workshop on co-design


The Smart Cities workshop on Co-Design learned the partnership to use co-design as a strategic method for developing services and solutions for their cities. Co-design is an ongoing process that allows providers to collaborate with customers to help improve service design and delivery.

City of Karlstad releases “My pages”

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The City of Karlstad is constantly working to provide citizens with better service through various media. One way is to offer e-services that can be used for faster and clearer handling of various cases. "My pages" gather all our e-services in various areas and make it easy to find just the services you can use for your particular case.

Looking back to the service list workshop: video

ESD Toolkit and Smart Cities organised a workshop on service lists in London. 50 attendees from all over the UK and partners from the Smart Cities regions were welcomed by LocalGov and ESD Toolkit. This one day conference combined presentations and a workshop to examine how service lists are use by local and national government for information management and customer insight.

Registration now open for the Smart Cities co-design workshop, April 27th, Edinburgh


Registration is now open for the April 27th workshop on using co-design to develop and deliver better services. The workshop is open to Smart Cities project partners, policy makers and practitioners and will run 9am (sharp) til 5pm.

Smart Cities Final Conference 13-15 September, Belgium

The Smart Cities project is happy to announce the official dates of the Final Conference. The three-day conference will be hosted in the Heart of Europe, Brussels, and in the Kortrijk region. A mix of high level meetings, diners, a conference, exhibition and local case studies will inspire a target public of policy makers, eGov officers and anyone involved in eGovernment for local authorities.

Bremerhaven prepares installation of WLAN Info-Terminals in bus stations


While the functionality tests are running in the background, in the „test-bed“ of the WLAN hardware delivered in December 2010 by the company Briteline from Bremen, there are quite other construction sites in respect to the „WLAN info-terminals“.

Workshop business models for wireless services: the report


The 24th and 25th of March 2011 a lively workshop on the businessmodels for Wireless services was held in Groningen. The main goal was to determine the drivers and pitfalls for a successful and sustainable wireless city.

Developing the business cases for wireless cities - a Smart Cities workshop


Smart Cities project partners, technologists, planners and municipal representatives from across the North Sea Region are meeting in Groningen today and tomorrow to discuss different approaches to developing wireless services and the business cases that are necessary to make these solutions work.

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