ABC is the acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights, by providing services such as mentorship, management training, an initial investment and office space. Their vision is to establish South-Eastern Europe as a region of innovation.
Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. They are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. They rely on the strength of the partnerships they form with others to make change happen.
The Smart City Wien initiative depends on the cooperation of many participants from the city administration, business, science and civil society. The Smart City Wien Forums are of particular importance to both the development and the implementation of Smart City Wien. The topics and focus varies with each forum. According to the implementation of the Smart City Wien framework strategy, all areas at the given point in time should be paid attention to. The Smart City Wien Forums are organised and coordinated by the Smart City Wien Agency, located in TINA Vienna.
TINA Vienna is already since 2011 in the field of ‘Smart City Vienna’ active, in 2012 it was then commissioned as part of a service mandate of the City of Vienna as official Smart City Vienna Agency (SCWA). By resolution of the City Council in June 2014 the Smart City Wien framework strategy sets out that TINA Vienna, as Smart City Wien Agency, is the main link between all relevant initiatives and programs of the City of Vienna in the implementing the Smart City Wien framework strategy.
Share Hub is a project powered by Creative Commons Korea. Share Hub brings news and information related to sharing activities in Korea on ShareHub.kr. Share Hub also provides a directory of various sharing services and projects happening in Korea like a phone book for easy browsing on Korean sharing movement. Finally, Share Hub runs on and off line campaigns and seminars in order to raise awareness and engage general public participation on sharing.
The CITYkeys project will adresses the horizontal challenges: The current transition to low carbon, resource-efficient cities is moving slowly. Innovative and smart solutions are available but uptake in other cities is low, because the impacts of the smart city solutions are not objectively verified and because of lack of confidence that the solutions can also be applied in other contexts and cities.
The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission bringing together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research and other smart city actors.
The European Network of Living Labs (ENoLL) is the international federation of benchmarked Living Labs in Europe and worldwide. Founded in November 2006 under the auspices of the Finnish European Presidency, the network has grown in ‘waves’ up to this day. ENoLL counts today over 170 active Living Labs members worldwide (395 historically recognised over 9 years), including active members in 20 of the 28 EU Member States, 2 of the candidates and it is present in 5 continents in addition to Europe.
Citadel on the Move is a European Commission funded (CIP PSP) project which aims to make it easier for citizens and application developers from across Europe to use Open Data to create the type of innovative mobile applications they want and need.
Urban-Knowledge is an open platform dedicated to compile an innovative and effective system of methods and techniques for urban expertise through a knowledge platform. The Urban-Knowledge platform wants to strengthen the expertise of the urban professionals and facilitate their learning and development paths by increasing their understanding skills on the applications of existing and innovative urban analysis methods.