Oslo SmartUps, 2020

The vision for Smart Oslo is to make it a smarter, greener, more inclusive and creative city for all citizens – a smart city that innovates with the citizens’ interest and well-being at the core. Oslo is ranked as one of the top10 greenest cities of the world by Green Uptown Magazine and ranked 2019 1st Green Capital in Europe.

The public transportation; underground, tram and bus line systems are really efficient and modern. Oslo is also the e-car capital of the world, with most electric cars per capita, thanks to different incentives. The city uses ICT to curb energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions with smarter grids. By 2020, the city is aiming to reduce emissions by 50% by remaking its transportation grid; by 2030, it is aiming to be 95% climate neutral. Oslo also installed IoT sensors to help citizens with parking problem, established a network of smart street lighting, which  reduced energy consumption by nearly two-thirds. Smart Oslo together with SMEs and startup ecosystem are looking at banning private vehicles by the end of the decade. Our Top30 startups:

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Norway Oslo Oslo kommune SmartCity smarter greener inclusive for all citizen via opendata connectivity sustainabledevelopment and innovativetechnologies. All-time greentech focus, 2019 Europe GreenCapital winner, 95% carbonneutrality goal by 2030 and ClimateDashboard StartupLab ecosystem.

Congrats to our Top30 SmartUps: Kahoot! boost.ai Confirmit Cxense Questback Xeneta Huddly reMarkable Appear Otovo Kolonial.no No Isolation Ardoq CHOOOSE Greenbird Integration Technology Vivaldi Technologies Quantafuel Lexolve Unloc VIBBIO Memory Induct AS Imerso @fusetools TotalCtrl Spiff nLink mobile robotics @Empowerplastic Meshcrafts AS

Sources:

  • http://smartcitybrand.com/mayors/smart-oslo
  • https://www.theagilityeffect.com/en/case/oslo-leads-the-way-in-green-and-inclusive-smart-cities/
  • https://www.smartcity.press/climate-change-in-oslo/
  • https://sustainabilitymattersdaily.com/congrats-oslo-european-green-capital-2019/
  • https://businessforpeace.no/business-for-peace-foundation-partners-with-oslo-european-green-capital-2019/
  • https://ec.europa.eu/environment/europeangreencapital/news/events/oslo-european-green-capital-2019-opening-ceremony/
  • https://www.oslo.kommune.no/politics-and-administration/smart-oslo/smart-oslo-strategy/

Geneva Smart City, Genève ville intelligente

Written interview given by Geneva SmartCity: Genève, une Smart City  à l’échelle du territoire. Genève a intégré les technologies « intelligentes » dans sa stratégie économique cantonale 2030 et en a fait une de ses priorités.  Une qualitée de vie deja elevée (4ieme par IMD Business School SmartCities Index 2019) mais encore plus resiliente, durable, impliquée, connectée a travers des projets innovants tel que eco21, GeniLac, TOSA, ecoquartier, emobilite, smartparking et 100% a energies renouvelables. State of Geneve accueillera bientot un centre d’ethique pour le numerique SwissDigitalInitiative avec digitalswitzerland (Sources: SIG, TOSA, SDI).

Voici le details des projets:

  • Le bus TOSA (TPG, SIG, OPI, Secheron) est le premier bus articulé au monde 100% électrique, de grande capacité, à recharge rapide et sans ligne de contact.
  • Une solution de smart parking (SIG, IEM) installés au sol avec des capteurs IoT peuvent indiquer si une place est prise, et si elle se libère.
  • Genève encourage la mobilité électrique avec un vaste réseau de recharge intelligent (SIG, Move, Greenmotion) sur le canton.
  • Le système GeniLac® (SIG) capte l’eau du lac à 45 mètres de profondeur permet en été de refroidir les bâtiments et en hiver par des pompes à chaleur a les chauffer.
  • Le programme éco21 (SIG) « éco-logement », permettent d’accompagner les habitants dans une bonne utilisation des installations énergétiques à disposition.
  • L’écoquartier des Vergers à Meyrin (SIG, ESmart, Bouygues, CERN) , 1er quartier de Suisse Minergie A,  utilisent 80% d’energie renouvelable: hiver, pompe a chaleur solaire+eaux du fleuve pour le chauffage, et en été, combustion des ordures menageres de l’usine a proximitee pour eaux sanitaires.

Genève va egalement accueillir un centre d’éthique pour la société numérique avec la Swiss Digital Initiative (SDI) avec un financement initial de DigitalSwitzerland. Ce «Swiss Digital Trust Label» vise a rendre les applications et les sites web plus transparents. Les partenaires de test sont Booking.com, Credit Suisse, IBM Suisse, les CFF, Swiss Re, Kudelski et le canton de Vaud. Le lancement officiel du label est prévu pour 2021.

Great Ecosystem: SIG TPG Public Transport of Geneva Sécheron SA LEM International Telecommunication Union CERN IEM Group OrbiWise WISeKey SA eSMART Technologies SA Green Motion SA University of Geneva Open Geneva Losinger Marazzi SA

Geneva Smart City wants to be a resilient, sustainable, involved and connected city with many ongoing pilot projects. One of them is TOSA, the world first 100% electric large-capacity bus system developed in Geneva thanks to a partnership between TPG, OPI, SIG and Secheron SA. The TOSA electric bus uses flash-charging technology via a mechanical articulated arm mounted on its roof  to recharge quickly at bus stops (20 seconds). The new “Swiss Digital Initiative” launched in 2019 is a sustainable process to safeguard ethical standards in the digital world. It seeks to strengthen trust in digital technologies and in the actors involved in ongoing digital transformation “Commitment to Put Into Practice Ethical Standards for the Digital Age“. The label is currently being tested by Booking.com, Credit Suisse, IBM Suisse, CFF, Swiss Re, Kudelski and canton of Vaud. Official label launch is planned for 2021.

Sources

  • https://ww2.sig-ge.ch/a-propos-de-sig/nos-engagements/smart-city
  • https://www.ge.ch/dossier/bus-tosa-innovation-mobilite-au-service-genevois
  • https://www.ictjournal.ch/news/2019-09-03/le-gratin-de-la-tech-et-de-leconomie-suisse-reuni-a-geneve-pour-lethique-numerique
  • https://www.ictjournal.ch/news/2020-01-22/la-swiss-digital-initiative-va-creer-un-label-de-confiance-numerique
  • https://www.allnews.ch/content/news/lancement-officiel-de-la-swiss-digital-initiative-au-wef-2020
  • https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/international-geneva_launch-of-geneva-foundation-to-promote-ethics-in-digital-world/45201832

Milan SmartUps, 2020

Smart City Milan, awarded 2019 Wellbeing City by NewCities, is considered a pioneering examples of  promoting a sharing economy.  Milan emphasises social innovation as a means of creating social and economic value from
its sharing initiatives, including shared use of spaces, creativity, transport, gardens and technology. A sharing advisory panel was established: city council departments for mobility, culture, sport, planning, and employment work together to identify and design social innovation activities. All dimensions of the sharing economy framework are in place in Milan. For example, technologically it is the most wired city in Europe, with Free-WiFi from over 600 access points. It has a growing emobility sector and offers electric vehicle sharing. Economically, the City Council promotes entrepreneurship and offers a co-working register and vouchers to incentivise the use of collaborative working spaces. Many underused spaces have been opened up for the startup ecosystem. Our Top30:

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Congrats to our Top30 SmartUps: Talent Garden MotorK Satispay Bending Spoons ProntoPro Artemest Empatica Prima Assicurazioni BOOM Image Studio Credimi MainStreaming Supermercato24 Italianway Spa Milkman Tannico UALA Tinaba Homepal.it Genenta Science Smartika Spa BRANDON GROUP Yolo – On Demand Insurance Epic SIM xFarm TeiaCare Neodata Group Biorfarm Next 14 Glass to Power SCLAK

Sources:

  • https://www.smartbuildingitalia.it/en/smart-city-conference/
  • https://blogs.ucl.ac.uk/assa/2019/12/20/milano-smart-city-from-above-below-and-beyond/
  • https://labgov.city/theurbanmedialab/milan-an-italian-smart-city-for-expo2015/
  • https://www.wantedinmilan.com/news/milan-crowned-top-city-for-wellbeing.html