26 Apr 2018

Who is winning the bike sharing tender? Tartu organizes bike demos for the competitors

Tartu’s new bike sharing system will consist of 600 to 800 rental bikes and 60 to 80 docks and stations throughout the city. The aim is to integrate bike sharing into the public transportation system of Tartu to form a functional, complementary whole. The international tender for finding bicycles for Tartu bike sharing received four offers out of which three will present their assessments during public technology demos on 26th April, 2nd and 4th May.

25 Apr 2018

New manifesto signed during joint SCC1 meeting in Lisbon

On 12 April 2018, SmartEnCity and the representatives of the other eleven Horizon 2020 SCC1 smart city projects (such as Triangulum, mySmartLife, IRIS, Stardust, ...) met in Lisbon during the Portugal Smart City Summit to sign a manifesto of cooperation. The manifesto is an agreement between cities to significantly change the smart city market place. The signing took place during a day full of workshops where the 76 cities from all over Europe discussed their progress in enhancing energy efficiency and collaborating with the private sector to create models for doing business that will perpetuate and multiply the effects of the EU’s investment.

24 Apr 2018

Looking through a keyhole: Senior Citizens radio programme explains SmartEnCity project

"What does SmartEnCity stand for?", "What is happening within our neighbourhood?" and "What does this mean for us inhabitants?" These and other questions were raised during a one-hour radio programme, produced by a group of senior citizens. VISESA’s architect Oskar Bell was invited by “La Mirilla” Radio Show from “Siberia FM” Radio Station to explain SmartEnCity project in detail.

23 Apr 2018

SmartEnCity was part of the "Clean Buses in Europe" Conference in Amsterdam

"Clean Buses in Europe" was taking place in the framework of the "Global Mass Transit" event last week from 18.-19. April 2018 in Amsterdam. Dealing with all kind of topics in connection with clean bus technology, it was an important conference in the field of smart urban transport. SmartEnCity was represented through a presentation given by Iben Nielsen, senior project manager for the Lighthouse City Sonderborg.

11 Apr 2018

New videos of SmartEnCity project achievements in Vitoria-Gasteiz and Tartu

Vision - strategy - realisation. SmartEnCity Lighthouse cities Vitoria Gasteiz (Spain) and Tartu (Estonia) have produced two brand new videos featuring their ways towards smart city transformation. Find out about common goals and different approaches by watching the Lighthouse City videos (including Sonderborg, Denmark) here on the SmartEnCity homepage under publications/videos.

06 Apr 2018

Electric Vehicle Rental Point Opened Near the Tartu Bus Station

On 21 March, ELMO Rent and the city of Tartu opened a new electric car rental point next to the Tartu bus station. The goal of the rental point is to further improve access by local residents and visitors to the city to the sharing service for environmentally friendly electric vehicles.