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EU innovation policy: “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity”

Jean Severijns’ collection “Solving Contradictions by Connectivity” contains 70 essays on the past, present and future of regional innovation and research policy in the EU.

The papers reflect on the evolution of innovation policy over the last 25 years, from the Regional Technology Plans in 1994 to the current Research and Innovation Strategies for Smart Specialisation (2014-2020). At large, the general opinion is that a lot has been achieved Continue reading

Sustainability Awards – Researchers nomination

sustainabily-awardThe World Sustainability Award and the Emerging Sustainability Leader Award are funded to encourage new research initiatives and developments in sustainability with the ultimate aim to foster the transfer from sustainability research to sustainable practices and societies. Sustainability is understood as the interdependence between economic, social, and environmental concerns for mutually beneficial regional and global development, it is associated with a multitude of academic disciplines, Continue reading

Smart Cities and Cloud Computing – special issue

The Journal of Smart CitieJSCs has announced a call for papers for the special issue “Smart Cities and Cloud Computing‘ to be published on June 2016. Guest editors are: Christina Kakderi, Nicos Komninos, and P. Tsarchopoulos, researchers at URENIO Research. This issue will focus on smart city solutions and cities around the globe that develop strategies, infrastructure, applications and e-services Continue reading

Smart City Ontologies and Impact

TJSChe paper “Smart city ontologies: Improving the effectiveness of smart city applications‘ is an open access article published by the Journal of Smart Cities. The problem we address concerns the observed low impact of smart city applications in the fields of energy, transport, and economy, which are not the only fields where the impact of smart cities is incremental. The purpose of the paper Continue reading