Topic: smart cities

Competitive European technology at Net Futures 2015!

On 25-26 March 2015, in Brussels, the Net Futures 2015 conference was held, gathering more than 1000 people with the aim to maximise the competitiveness of the European technology industry. The event formed an interconnected community involving companies, organisations and people in Research & Innovation, Market Validation & Living Lab Research, Business Development, Entrepreneurship & Enterprise Strategy, Policy Making. It is firm belieg of the organisers that by bridging the gaps between these communities, innovations will more easily and effectively find their way to the market. Continue reading


Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe

The report “Getting cultural heritage to work for Europe”, by the Expert Group on Cultural Heritage established under the Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014, provides the rationale for setting a renewed European Research & Innovation policy agenda on cultural heritage. It outlines the general framework about cultural heritage in Europe and the contribution it can make towards smarter, more inclusive and more sustainable development. The report further describes recommendable actions, drawing upon successful cases where cultural heritage has been a positive driver for sustainable development. Continue reading


Future Everything’s XX anniversary

FutureEverything celebrated its 20th anniversary. For the last two decades the festival has brought people together to imagine, shape and question the vision of a truly participatory society. A belief in the emancipatory and creative potential of new technologies runs throughout digital culture. It is found both in the open source community and in the rhetoric of Silicon Valley start-ups. In recent years, the contradictions in this vision have come to the surface. The digital age has brought a collision of positives and negatives. This year was an ideal opportunity for FutureEverything to hit pause on its headlong rush into the future, to reflect on the consequences of the past decades and the prospects for the decades to come. Continue reading


ECIA concluded in Amsterdam for a new start

On 27-28 November 2014, in Amsterdam, the European Creative Industries Alliance (ECIA) presented and discussed ten policy recommendations following their three years of work. The recommendations are described and supported with concrete cases in the ECIA final report. By presenting their Final report, the experts coming from 12 European countries join their forces and decided to go on strengthening the future of the creative industries. Continue reading


Jornades APP, mobile applications for cultural and natural heritage and tourism

The Jornades APP,  organized by The Generalitat de Catalunya – Departament de Cultura (GENCAT), i2Cat and Kònic thtr, will be held during the 1st, 2nd and 3rd of October at the headquarters of the CaixaForum in Girona city (Catalonia). For … Continue reading


MWA2014: Museums and the Web Asia 2014

Smart Cities, Smart Museums, Digital strategies, Mobile, Museums in Asian Culture and Society, Digital Engagement and Learning and much more at #MWA2014. Continue reading


PlayMarche for Development, Research and Innovation

The company follows an inclusive approach towards work, adopts co-creation and open innovation methods, moves towards a development model based on contamination among ideas and actors,is based on the cohesion among academic founders, bringing competences covering economics, business sciences and digital humanities, and the group of enterprises involved, asingular mash-up of diverse know-how and experience. Continue reading


Connecting cities urban media symposium

In the framework of the European project Connecting Cities: Participatory City 2014, iMAL organises an Urban Media Lab masterclass. To first enrich the thinking and open new perspectives, renowned researchers and artists were invited for discussing various aspects of urban media during a two days symposium. The symposium is free and open to the public. Due to the limited amount of seat, registration is highly recommended! Continue reading


eChallenges e-2014 Conference

The eChallenges e-2014 Conference takes place in Belfast, Northern lreland. It is the twenty-fourth in a series of annual technology research conferences supported by the European Commission and hosted by national governments. It attracts participation from senior representatives of leading government, industry and research organisations around the world. Continue reading


TECHNOLOGYforALL, forum in Rome

In Italy, three conferences together in a forum to discuss the future of new technologies for the territory, smart cities and cultural heritage: a great event in Rome. The forum is a big opportunity to discuss, share and learn about … Continue reading