Grenoble SmartUps, 2020

Grenoble Capitale verte européenne 2022. Grenoble has been named European Green Capital 2022 by the European Commission in recognition of its achievements in urban sustainability. Grenoble, a beautiful city of half a million inhabitants, is much more than a place of natural beauty and a  playground for skiers. The city is home to one of France’s longest-established science parks, and to multiple institutions intent on fostering technology transfer. Known as the birthplace of microelectronics in France, Grenoble has shown itself to be a leader in digital technologies (computer science, artificial intelligence, connected objects and more…). The combination of skills in both hardware and software has provided local stakeholders with an exceptional set of tools for innovative startups (Grenoble was ranked 5th most innovative city in the world by Forbes). Key factors in the city’s success as Eco-City and Smart City include:

  • 23% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions between 2005 and 2018, along with a 50% targeted reduction by 2030
  • Target of 100% of household energy needs to be covered by renewable energies by 2022
  • 320 km of additional cycle paths and facilities created in 2017 and plans to replace all the city’s diesel bus fleet with clean energy by 2022
  • Grenoble was the first French local authority to adopt a Climate Plan in 2005

🏆🏙 Grenoble Capitale verte européenne 2022, c’est gagné ! Grenoble Grenoble-Alpes Métropole Grenoble Alpes France FrenchAlps has been named European Commission Europe Green Capital 2022, hot bed for startups with ecosystem French Tech in the Alps – Grenoble Grenoble Ecole de Management Université Grenoble Alpes Grenoble INP – Institut polytechnique de Grenoble CEA CEA-Leti Minalogic STMicroelectronics

Congrats to our Top30 Smartups: SIGFOX SOITEC McPhy Aryballe Diabeloop Sylfen Aledia iskn MoovLab MICROOLED APIX Analytics UPMEM Hprobe Bonitasoft HAP2U Lancey Energy Storage Kalray EVEON Enerbee WIZBII Une Petite Mousse Pulse Origin Squadrone System Ethera EVEON PYXALIS ULIS Xenocs Crocus Technology PROPHESEE SPARTOO.COM

Source:

  • https://cities-today.com/grenoble-wins-european-green-capital-award/
  • https://www.grenoble.fr/1336-grenoble-capitale-verte-europeenne-2022.htm
  • http://www.cityzen-smartcity.eu/home/demonstration-sites/grenoble-2/
  • https://www.maddyness.com/2020/10/13/ecosysteme-grenoble-french-tech/
  • https://emeastartups.com/grenoble-innovation-hub-foot-french-alps/317
  • https://www.cge.asso.fr/liste-actualites/8-start-up-liees-a-grenoble-inp-parmi-les-100-les-plus-inventives/
  • https://start.lesechos.fr/innovations-startups/tech-futur/grenoble-zoom-sur-les-startups-qui-recrutent-1175637
  • https://www.challenges.fr/high-tech/ces-start-up-de-la-french-tech-grenobloise_31340
  • https://www.investingrenoblealpes.com/16-startups-iseroises-classees-au-palmares-100brevets-tech/
  • https://www.investingrenoblealpes.com/en/why-grenoble/our-economy/electronics-digital-technologies/

Amman Smartups, 2020

According to a recent infographic, Amman is growing into the regional technology capital for smartups hence Smart Amman. The presented data shows that in 2018 and 2019, Jordan ranks first in the region for the number of tech deals funded, second in the region for the number of funds invested and the 10th best place to start a business around the world.

With an eight-fold increase in technical support between 2001 and 2018, the Jordanian technology sector is booming. This infographic, created by Innovative Jordan in partnership with Intaj, Oasis500, Silicon Badia and Kharabeesh, shows that Jordan is seeing growth of more than 600 tech companies and more than 300 startups, resulting in the creation of 84,000 jobs and 12% of the country accounts for GDP. And 30% of the workforce in the Jordanian technology industry are women.

Amman is the top performing non-oil economy in the MENA region, measured by real GDP growth between 1999 and 2018, and at the same time the leading location for the creation of Arabic content on the Internet.

Jordan has managed to build a relatively mature ecosystem of supporting institutions throughout a company’s life cycle, which has been a catalyst for its success. Global technology partners such as CISCO, Microsoft, Intel and Oracle were part of this cycle, in addition to several key players such as commercial banks, private equity, angel investors and accelerators. This has given the ecosystem an international flair: 20% of the entrepreneurs at Oasis500, one of the largest accelerators in Jordan, are not Jordanian!

#Jordan #Amman is growing into the regional #middleEast technology capital for start-ups hence #SmartAmman supported by Oasis500.

Congrats to our #Top30 Smart-ups: Mawdoo3.com Jamalon Tarjama Tamatem Inc. eon Dental 360VUZ – Teleporter ™ Altibbi Wahed Little Thinking Minds MadfooatCom Endeavor Jordan Aumet ArabiaWeather Inc. HyperPay arabot POSRocket Kharabeesh Floranow Solfeh Abjjad JEIA – Jordan Entrepreneurship & Innovation Association ViaVii Hello World Kids Nestrom Inc. whyise

Source:

  • https://www.wamda.com/2014/05/amman-regional-technology-capital-startups
  • https://innovative.jo/
  • https://www.oasis500.com/
  • https://magnitt.com/research/45361/startup-ecosystem-arab-world

China PATH Smart City Initiative

PATH, the Chinese Smart City initiative launched at China Smart City International Expo 2018, will help 500 Chinese cities become smart cities. The leading forces behind the PATH smart city initiative are China’s top tech companies Ping An (P), Alibaba (A), Tencent (T) and Huawei (H).

The lighthouse is Ping An, one of the most important financial groups in China, which has an integrated smart city platform and provides solutions and strategies for smart cities . Over the past decade, the company has invested approximately $ 7.34 billion in technology research in the areas of smart cognition, artificial intelligence, blockchain, cloud technology, and facial recognition. Each technology partner offers its own core business to empower Chinese cities in global smart city development. Alibaba will add AliPay, its online and mobile payments platform, Tencent will provide communications links, and Huawei will manufacture new smartphones and associated hardware.

The technology leaders plan to bring PATH to all 500 Chinese cities that are already planning smart city developments. This development can make China the world’s largest testing ground for smart cities. Although the US and EU have been working on smart cities for nearly a decade, China’s approach is unique in its collaboration and is guided by the strengths of China’s top technology companies. One of the tests will be the use of 5G in Beijing and other cities by telecommunications operator China Unicom, which will provide 300 of the participating cities with an NB-IoT network. China is preparing to be at the forefront of 5G development, taking smart cities and IoT to the next level.

The 2018 #smartcity initiative #PATH are #China top technology firms #PingAn (P) #Alibaba (A) #Tencent (T) and #Huawei (H) ecosystem aimed at the 500 Chinese #smartcities development. Multi-city #Shenzhen #Beijing #Hangzhou and multi-vendor collaboration: Pingan #artificialintelligence #blockchain #cloud #facialrecognition, #AliPay #mobilepayments platform, Tencent #communication #connectivity, and Huawei #smartphones #hardware to implement the world’s largest Smart City testing.

Our #Linkedin China Smart City group https://www.linkedin.com/groups/4149893/  and #Slideshare China Smart City report https://www.slideshare.net/SmartEcoCity/china-smart-cities-smart-towns

Source: https://www.globalfleet.com/en/smart-mobility/global/features/chinese-path-shows-way-smart-cities