Hi-tech, interconnected urban areas are becoming so popular. Transitioning into smart cities may be the solution to urbanisation common growing problems.
Prioritizing green infrastructure like urban gardening, cities can better adapt to climate change and reduce their environmental impact.
Experts of various fields recognized that the future of smart city planning is multidisciplinary and that COVID19 crisis is an opportunity.
Smart transport is the incorporation of modern technologies into our transport and logistics sector. Advancements in space data and satellite technologies have huge potential to improve transport infrastructure, making it more efficient, cost-effective and sustainable. Public investments in space technology have already resulted in useful improvements in this sector, however there is a lot more to come. In this article, we present some of the leading projects using space enabled technologies to improve road safety, deliver goods efficiently and revolutionise public transport. Through funding and support, our transport system can become safer, more user friendly and kinder on the planet.
For the first time, a session on cooperation with Europe, organized with the assistance of the Association of European Businesses: “Russian-European Relations Today and Tomorrow: Challenges and Opportunities for Business” was held on the margins of SPIEF-2019.
Next September (from 3rd to 5th) Thessaloniki turns to a big ecosystem of “Ideas labs” by hosting, for the first time, the famous OpenLivingLab Days 2019.
Our democracies have bugs, lack user-friendly features and under-perform. Above all, they are in need of major upgrades. Political and economic systems are failing us because they are structured vertically through top-down hierarchies. Instead we need to adopt a new economic system, driven by principles related to “act local, think global” philosophy. In this stimulating opinion piece, Lorenzo Fioramonti, director of the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation, in South Africa, shares his vision about creating a highly integrated horizontal economic system.
This article reflects on the growing awareness and adoption of AI in media organisations. But how best to use AI tools and what is the impact?
Pint of Science is a yearly science festival taking place in pubs and bars in May where scientist can share their work with the public. The festival was born in the UK but rapidly expanded to be in 2018 in 21 countries for its 6th edition. This success is certainly due to the fact that science is becoming more and more important for the public and society and they want to meet the people doing it and know more about it. Pint of Science is giving the chance to everyone to meet a scientist and know more about research happening in their communities.
The “March for Science” is now entering in a new step. It is time to prepare the event This is obviously the most critical moment, when volunteers are called by the organising cores to join the team. Looking to all the events in preparation throughout Read more […]
The League of European Research Universities, LERU , launches today, 16th September 2015, a new report showing how Gendered Research and Innovation (GRI) can foster new knowledge and solutions to global challenges. And such challenges are not minor. Indeed, research failing to account for sex and gender specificities can put lives at risk and be costly. Gendered Innovations in Science, Health & Medicine, Engineering, and Environment is a US/EU initiative whose goal is to explore how gender analysis can open doors to discovery. Meanwhile, international, collaborations supported by the European Commission and the US National Science Foundation developed state-of-the art methods for sex and gender research.
Big Data is becoming a new paradigm of evidence-based decision making, creating new possibilities to build smarter, more resilient and more efficient cities and societies. In this interview, Dirk Helbing, professor of computational social science at ETH Zurich, Switzerland, explains how to best utilise information for ourselves and our society, and what pitfalls may lie ahead.