26 March 2019, San Sebastián, Spain: Close to our Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz, SmartEnCity representatives met in San Sebastián last month, Lighthouse City of Replicate, where they had organized the European Smart Projects Summit, inviting all 14 European Smart Cities and Communities (Lighthouse) Projects to join as well.
On 8th April, more than residents of 20 smart houses and other interested people gathered in the SPARK Demo center in Tartu to learn more about the pros and cons of living in a smart hrushchyovka apartment building, or smartovka. The smart citizen training program comprises a five-lecture series and aims to educate the residents of smartovkas on various topics like household expenses, the smart home system, city-wide smart solutions etc.
This month the Network Bulletin is explaining how a city can become a Smart City following the experiences and lessons learned from the SmartEnCity project and its Lighthouse Cities.
Good example of knowledge transfer - delegation of Estonian construction companies visiting Sonderborg
On 22nd March 2019, an Estonian construction delegation visited Sonderborg. The delegation consisted of representatives from about 20 construction companies located in various places in Estonia. They were interested in learning about building designs and green building related initiatives that Sonderborg has implemented.
This month, the SmartEnCity Network Bulletin is focused on the Integrated Energy Plan (IEP) of Sonderborg also referred to as the Roadmap2025. The main points of the IEP are summarised, followed by a link to the full version of the document.
Public Lecture on “Smart city and smart citizens - how to control the environmental burden?” at University of Tartu
On February 1, this year's first public lecture in the SmartEnCity lecture series was held by PhD student Veronika Mooses and lecturer Age Poom at the University of Tartu, a key SmartEnCity project partner. The topics that were covered were changes in the society, sustainability, smart city and technology and the SmartEnCity project.
With the beginning of the New Year the final appearance of the first retrofitted façade has come to light. After several months of hard work, citizens can finally have a look at the results of the retrofitting works on the early adopter’s building in Eulogio Serdán Street.
Lighthouse City Sonderborg has put its way to zero carbon into writing; on 33 pages and in colour, the Roadmap2025 is describing Sonderborg’s challenging journey.
Find out about the Integrated Energy Planning progress of Tartu. Learn about the Good Practice Label that was awarded to Rome, Sonderborg's success story video and much more.
The annual sTARTUp Day business festival took place from 29th to 31st January in Tartu, Estonia. The festival is offering a floor to new businesses, innovative and new technologies, to share startup success stories and lessons learned. The two-day stage program hosted several pitching competitions, hands-on seminars with professionals and a large expo area where companies had the opportunity to present their latest innovations. The event had nearly 4000 visitors from 65 different countries and hosted more than 1400 matchmaking meetings.