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Founding Year: 2017-06-30   |   Region of Operation: Stuttgart

BABLE acts as a neutral facilitator for private-public collaboration and provides high-quality information/services to drive the implementation of Smart City solutions.

Smart City Status: We support cities and companies in their quest for delivering better urban services and higher liveability for urban citizens. The BABLE platform helps us link our community and supports our consultancy projects.

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25.10.2021

Virtual Summit: Shaping Sustainable Cities in Latin America

Interested in learning more about opportunities to make Latin American cities smarter and more sustainable?

Join inpiring keynotes and debates, expand your network, get hands-on experience with interesting workshops and keep up to date with...

21.10.2021

Register to the EU Sustainable Energy Week event!

Next week is the 16th edition of the EU Sustainable Energy Week, which is this year under the theme "Toward 2030: Reshaping the European Energy System".


The event will comprise a 3-day digital Policy Conference, the EUSEW Awards, the second...

19.10.2021

What do you think of BABLE?

We would really like to hear from you - as a user of our platform - what your experience is like on BABLE. We love hearing from our users and by filling out this really quick 1-minute survey you help us to improve your experience!

13.10.2021

BABLE is a Greentech Alliance Member

BABLE is now part of the Greentech Alliance, which aims to create the strongest network of Greentech companies that effectively fight the climate crisis.​​​​​​​

Its objective is to bring together businesses that have built or are building...

13.10.2021

European Startup Prize for Mobility 2021

Opportunity for mobility startups! 

Can your startup make mobility more sustainable, inclusive, or smart? 


European startups working on clean mobility, here's your chance to become one of our 20 award-winning startups and get a dream booster...

12.10.2021

France new investment plan for 2030

Fresh news from France´s new 30 billion EUR investment plan for 2030. Macron said his long-term roadmap, named "France 2030" will ensure the country massively decarbonizes its operations. 
Under the actions devised, the plan includes an 8...

01.10.2021

CIVITAS Forum Conference 2021 in Aachen, Germany

This 18th hybrid edition of the CIVITAS Initiative’s flagship conference focuses on “smart routes towards climate-neutral cities”. It will offer interactive workshops, sessions, and site visits, whilst introducing new program elements. 

Date...

30.09.2021

REGISTER NOW: CIRCULAR ECONOMY CONVENTION | 28 OCTOBER 2021

REGISTER HERE 
 

Virtual Circular Economy Convention 

Thursday, 28 October 2021 • 15.00 – 17.30 CEST 

 

EVENT SUMMARY

How can the UK and DACH region efficiently cooperate in future Circular Economy projects to tackle Climate Change? 

...

17.09.2021

INTERGEO 2021 | Free Expo Tickets for the BABLE Community

BABLE is happy to share that we will again be participating in this year's hybrid INTERGEO - THE event of the international geo-community for trend-setting geo applications as well as the main topics drones (INTERAERIAL SOLUTIONS), SMART...

13.09.2021

"AI from science fiction 2 reality" session at the Creative...

As partners of the Creative Bureaucracy Festival, BABLE will be conducting a plenary session tomorrow from 17:00 to 17:25 (Europe/Berlin Time) on AI systems and Big Data with Imre-Gustav VellamaaJohannes Cruz and Michael Donaldson.

...

09.09.2021

Public Bike-sharing system in Tartu wins Use Case of the...

'Public Bike-sharing system in Tartu, Estonia' wins Use Case of the Month for September 2021!

Congratulation to our community members Tartu (@Jaanus Tamm) and Bewegen Technologies Inc. (@Martijn Kentie).

The Use Case was chosen as Use...

09.09.2021

Sustainable Mobility Challenge!

Do you have a next-generation idea to transform the way people move sustainably in an urban setting? As part of the SPARCS project, KONE launches an open co-innovation challenge aiming to find novel solutions for sustainable mobility. 

Energ...

02.09.2021

ENTRANCE project seeks input from transport & logistics...

 

The EU-funded project ENTRANCE will offer a common and legitimate European Matchmaking Platform designed to mobilise financial resources to accelerate the market access and scale up of “first of a kind” sustainable transport solutions

 

...

20.08.2021

BABLE is looking for interview partners with expertise in AI...

Are you a city practitioner with expertise in AI systems or Big Data?

Are you interested in an opportunity to promote your city's achievements in that area to a wide international audience?


We at BABLE are looking for interview partners for a...

19.08.2021

Make your smart specialisation work better!

The European Commission’s DG REGIO and the World Bank Group's FCI Global Practice are collaborating on a workshop to improve the effectiveness of Smart Specialisation programs in the EU. Are you from a public authority/agency and have...

13.08.2021

BABLE @ Velo.City 2021

Dear Smart City community,

The global cycling summit, Velo-City, will take place in Lisbon, Portugal from 06-09 of September. BABLE is very excited to attend this inspiring event in person!

Velo-city is widely considered the premier...

12.08.2021

On-demand mobility service in Watford (UK) wins Use Case of...

'On-demand mobility in Watford District's rural areas' wins Use Case of the Month for August 2021!  

Big congratulations to @Amir Shehadeh @Tim Schmidt for this exceptional collaborative work in the Watford District (UK).  

The...

10.08.2021

Get more out of your BABLE experience

You've created a BABLE user account, great! You are one step closer to all of the opportunities that BABLE can bring to your business. 

Are you joining as a company? By creating your company profile page you will unlock all of our...

27.07.2021

BABLE is now officially a Green City Accord Supporter!

The Green City Accord is a movement of European mayors committed to making cities cleaner and healthier. It aims to improve the quality of life for all Europeans and accelerate the implementation of relevant EU environmental laws.

As a...

09.07.2021

Recording available: recent ENTRANCE live webinar on EIB...

On 22 June 2021, the ENTRANCE project presented its first project webinar: EIB funding mechanisms for providers of sustainable transport & mobility solutions to boost EU uptake. In this live webinar, European Investment Bank (EIB) experts...

06.07.2021

EIT Urban Mobility ScaleTHENGlobal – Open Call for Cities

The ScaleTHENGlobal programme from the EIT Urban Mobility Business Creation has launched today an Open Call for Cities to collect proposals in the form of city challenges. Interested cities should fill in a brief online questionnaire...

02.07.2021

MobLab 2021 Congress

On June the 6th BABLE will be virtually at the MobLab Congress, in Porto, debating issues related to urban mobility and resilience in cities.
Together with us, the cities of Rome and Tartu will present real projects carried out during the...

24.06.2021

Expert Insight: Smart City Market in Switzerland and...

Join BABLE’s LinkedIn Live Event to learn how the Smart City market is developing in these two economically strong neighbouring regions in the centre of Europe!
 
Prominent and innovative recent activities in Switzerland and...

10.06.2021

Register now! ENTRANCE live webinar: EIB funding mechanisms

WEBINAR WITH THE EUROPEAN INVESTMENT BANK TO DISCOVER FUNDING MECHANISMS FOR SUSTAINABLE TRANSPORT & MOBILITY SOLUTIONS.

Are you looking for funding sources that allow you to launch your innovative product on the market?

The ENTRANCE...

09.06.2021

GreenLink Smart City Conferences - Kick-off Webinar

GreenLink Smart City Conferences will have webinar series that will explore the various topics within Smart Cities.

In the first webinar of GreenLink, two experts will be presenting: Jaewon Peter Chun and Miguel Mosca, to give us a general...

02.06.2021

The SmartEnCity Project in Tartu, Estonia wins Use Case of...

'Reusing EV Batteries for Energy Storage' wins Use Case of the Month for June 2021!  

Big congratulations to @Jaanus Tamm with the SmartEnCity Project for his exceptional work in Tartu, Estonia.  

The Use Case was chosen as Use Case...

31.05.2021

A new partnership in the Smart City & Digital field

Innovation City Belfast, a new partnership formed by six of the city's key institutions to establish Belfast City Council as a globally significant destination for innovation, has been formalised! BABLE is thrilled to see our collaborative...

27.05.2021

2021 New European Bauhaus — Opportunity to win prizes!

Opportunity for our BABLE community members!  

To accelerate the green transition, contribute to the recovery and ensure a better living together for all, we have to capitalise on the existing wealth of knowledge, experience and capacities...

19.05.2021

BABLE opens an office in London!

BABLE SMART CITIES UK LIMITED is officially open for business!  

Over the last four years, we have had the pleasure of working in the UK in a variety of capacities.  Today, we officially announce the opening of our new office in the great...

17.05.2021

ENTRANCE - Save the date! First Knowledge Round with...

Are you looking for customers for your disruptive product?

Are you looking for funding sources that allow an infrastructure based on innovative solutions?

Are you looking for sustainable solutions to invest in?

The ENTRANCE project is...

11.05.2021

'Citython' - Opportunity for bachelor's, master's, Ph.D....

Citython is a mobility hackathon where a group of experts and students in urban planning, sociology, engineering, data science, and business creation work together to foster innovation in our cities

As part of EIT Urban Mobility’s core...

07.05.2021

BABLE at AHK's Business Trip in Romania - "Energy...

BABLE was proud to take part in the implementation of a Romanian-German economic collaboration project with the theme 'Energy Infrastructure in Cities'.  

The initiative of the Romanian-German economic collaboration project and its...

06.05.2021

'Virtual energy advisor by Barcelona municipality' wins Use...

In case you missed it, every month we choose a Use Case of the Month to feature!  Congratulations to @Gonzalo Cabezas from Barcelona for taking the crown this month!  

Read the Use Case, see all the Use Cases and innovative projects from Bar...

04.05.2021

Last chance to register for Smart City & Mobility Training!

Do you want to deepen your knowledge about Smart City & Smart Mobility?

We are offering a training consisting of 4 Modules (4 hours each) with experts from BABLE Smart Cities at TÜV SÜD Virtual Campus! The training combines an introduction...

29.04.2021

BABLE Livestream: Available to watch!

Yesterday, together with Scania CV (Magnus Blinge) and the City of Stockholm (@Robin Billsjö) - BABLE aired our first-ever LinkedIn Livestream, featuring this Use Case:  https://www.bable-smartcities.eu/explore/use-cases/use-case/useCase/ni...

28.04.2021

BABLE is supporting further uptake of standard describing...

In 2018-2019, BABLE contributed to the development of the DIN standard for the description and assessment of good practices for Smart City Solutions (CWA 17381) with the goal of facilitating uptake and replication of the solutions. The...

15.04.2021

BABLE Livestream: Talking Use Cases

BABLE GmbH presents to you the first Linkedin Live open dialogue discussion featuring a Use Case from the EIT Urban Mobility Best Practice Database (report to be released).  Click here to join the event on LinkedIn!  

This online event will...

14.04.2021

Digital Workshop | Climate Change & Circular Economy

Tuesday, 27 April 2021 • 14.00 – 16.30 GMT | 15.00 – 17.30 CEST


***SIGN UP HERE***

 

EVENT SUMMARY
Is a Circular Economy the key to fight Climate Change?  How can Germany and the UK efficiently cooperate in future projects to tackle Climate...

29.03.2021

eCitySevilla searching for digital technologies providers

Sevilla has launched a Request for Information to get to know companies offering smart city products (energy, mobility, buildings).

In this sense, eCitySevilla is looking for the participation of the best technology providers in order to...

03.03.2021

Study: Urban mobility strategies during COVID-19

In partnership with EIT Urban Mobility, the consortium led by BABLE, and composed by CARNET, CTAG, DTU, and UPC, and Miljöstrategi AB have conducted a survey across 16 European cities to understand and analyse mobility strategies during the...

01.03.2021

Online event series : "Germany – for a digital and green...

As part of EU Industry Week 2021, Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is presenting a series of events on the topics of smart cities, digital transformation and AI.

The series includes a Smart City Germany-expert session about the energy,...

25.02.2021

Online event series : "Germany – for a digital and green...

Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI) is presenting a series of events on Smart Cities, Digital Transformation and AI, during EU Industry Week 2021.

The first webinar "Smart City Germany – a growing market for urban technologies" takes place next...

19.02.2021

Funding opportunity for cities!

Searching for funding to plan and develop an urban energy project that promotes sustainable energy use and decreases emissions?

At BABLE, we support cities through every stage of the ideation, financing, creation, procurement and...

29.01.2021

Launch of ENTRANCE H2020 project

Recently, as a consortium member in the project, BABLE had the pleasure to participate in the ENTRANCE project's Kick-Off meeting, launching a three-year EU-funded effort toward developing Europe's leading matchmaking platform for...

28.01.2021

Call for Projects: Global Community Engagement Day

Happy Global Community Engagement Day!  

On 28 January many people from around the world celebrate the importance of community and here at BABLE, our community is at the root of everything we do.  To celebrate the occasion, show our...

20.01.2021

Webinar on Replication of Positive Energy District and...

Do you want to learn how cities like #Reykjavik and #Maia are taken through the City Lab & Project Development process to co-create Positive Energy Districts?

Don't miss the webinar from SPARCSeu with @Gretel Schaj and  @Marielisa Padilla -...

04.01.2021

Financing Opportunity for German Cities!

In case you missed it in our last newsletter, we wanted to make sure you saw this funding opportunity! 

Description: The Federal Government promotes the digital modernisation of municipalities through Smart City model projects.  Based on the...

03.12.2020

Invitation to our new publication!

NEW from BABLE!  

One of our goals at BABLE towards constantly driving the change for a better urban life is to put our thoughts and expertise out in the public area to foster an exchange of ideas. One new way that we are doing so is with...

30.11.2020

Community Spotlight - Helsingborg uses novel AI to screen...

Community Spotlight: The City of Helsingborg is the first in the world to use AI technology to screen body temperatures - @Kristin Engholm 

Summary: By using unique technology and thermal sensors in combination with novel AI, the city of...

09.11.2020

SOCIAL MEDIA OPPORTUNITY: Encouraging Engagement and...

Every week, we will feature a company or city that is active on the BABLE platform on our social media accounts! The criteria for selection will be based on the activity level - to be eligible, please make a post (or multiple posts) this...

09.10.2020

INTERGEO 2020 | Free Tickets (limited) only for the BABLE...

 

We're happy again to be part of this years digital INTERGEO.
This years focus is on BIM in urban and district development, digital twin, data management & IoT for cities, data for traffic and mobility solutions as well as strategy and...

12.08.2020

SMAVARD SMART CITY IMPLEMENTATION AWARD 2020

Have you / your city, region, company or start-up implemented an innovative solution that helps to improve urban life? If you can answer 'yes' to this question, you are invited to apply for the third round of SMAVARD - the Smart city...

15.05.2020

REGISTRATION OPEN: Virtual Series - Key Drivers of Future...

Why are some cities hotspots for science and innovation and others aren’t? What will be the role of science in future cities after the Coronavirus pandemic? Are universities turning into mini Smart Cities?

Join our virtual event series Univ...

06.05.2020

CE3 funding opportunity

Grow your business across borders with CE3 Funding!

 

After a careful review, it has been noticed that students hardly consider international activities in their start-up projects. Interreg CE3 - the Crossborder Entrepreneurial Energy...

09.04.2020

About ISC - linking municipal demand and investment...

With the Packaged Investment for Smart Cities (ISC), BABLE is developing an innovative financing instrument that facilitates aggregated demand bundling for electric fleets, electric charging stations and related infrastructure and services....

05.02.2020

Register now: SMART MOBILITY SYMPOSIUM (26 Feb 2020)

February 26, 2020 // Bielefeld

Registration for the Smart Mobility Symposium - co-organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN), the Department for International Trade (DIT) and BABLE - is now open! 

Why register?

Stay informed: Hea...

09.08.2019

Register now: SMART BUILDERS' SUMMIT

September 17, 2019 // Stuttgart

Nearly 40% of the annual global greenhouse gas emissions are generated by the building sector. Twenty years from now, buildings could be a lot more energy efficient. What digital technologies and new...

02.08.2019

Germany's first Smart City training course starting in...

Die TÜV SÜD Akademie bietet ab Herbst 2019 in Kooperation mit BABLE Smart Cities die erste Smart City Schulung Deutschlands an, die erfolgreiche Teilnehmer kompakt in 2 Tagen zur "Smart City Fachkraft" ausbildet.

Innerhalb der zweitägigen...

09.07.2019

25 Mio EUR funding to improve access to online services

Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom: Further €25 million EU funding available to improve access to online services across Europe

The European Commission has launched the Connecting Europe Facility (CEF) Telecom 2019–2 call, making €25...

09.07.2019

Award for Sustainable Urban Mobility Planning

Apply for the 8th SUMP Award today!

The 8th SUMP Award focuses on safe walking and cycling, which ties into this year's EUROPEANMOBILITYWEEK theme. The award focuses on the integration of safe active mobility in sustainable urban mobility...

29.05.2019

2019 Transformative Action Award

THE 2019 TRANSFORMATIVE ACTION AWARD HAS JUST BEEN LAUNCHED!

The European sustainability award, co-organised by ICLEI – Local Governments for Sustainability, the Basque Country, and the City of Aalborg (Denmark) and supported by the European...

24.05.2019

Conference: Impact>Mobility in Amsterdam

IMPACT>MOBILITY
June 24-25, 2019 Amsterdam.

City of Amsterdam host to IMPACT>MOBILITY – 50 European Cities Meet to Create the Partnerships & Build the Data Marketplace to Deliver Scalable & Monetisable Mobility as a Service

 

European cities...

16.05.2019

Project Funding - Open Call

ACTIVAGE is a European Multi-Centric Large Scale Pilot on Smart Living Environments. The main objective is to build the first European IoT ecosystem across nine Deployment Sites in seven European countries. The focus of the project...

13.05.2019

Tender - Germany, Bonn: Smart meters and security

Due to the entry into force of the MsbG, additional requirements (like IT security, data protection, calibration law) were placed on the intelligent measuring systems (smart meters). The BSI is therefore currently in coordination rounds...

13.05.2019

Tender: UK- Dundee: 5G testbed delivery and management

A competitive dialogue procedure will be used by Dundee City Council (DCC) to select a commercial partner to deliver and manage a 5G Testbed and outdoor Public WiFi network with associated services for the Dundee Waterfront area, utilising...

13.05.2019

Tender: Ireland-Dublin: Architectural, engineering and...

Dublin City Council invites competent tenderers to tender for this framework using an open procedure. The framework will be in place for 2 years from the date of signing this framework. The framework may be extended twice each extension for...

30.04.2019

Win 300,000€ to build a Platform for Cycling Innovations!

Are you . . . 

* Passionate about the role that the bicycle plays in keeping Amsterdam and the metropolitan area accessible and livable? 

* Playing an active role in sharing this knowledge internationally? 

* Experienced with building digital...

30.04.2019

Social Innovation Fund from Barcelona

New digital social innovation (DSI) Fund in Barcelona supports projects & experiments that use open, decentralized, privacy-enhancing tech for social good.

Who can be participate? Both physical and legal persons: associations, foundations,...

24.04.2019

German exhibition with cooperation platform in Vienna 3 - 5....

For the cooperation platform in Vienna, we offer a last-minute participation opportunity.
If you're interested please comment or write me an E-Mail asap: pierre@bable-smartcities.eu

3.-5. June 2019

Here some Information:
The exhibition, which...

17.04.2019

Help build an open market for data and win 750,000 euro

Help build an open market for data and win 750,000 euro

Enter the competition and win up to 750,000 euro in co-financing for your idea for an open, trusted and fair market for data sharing. A market that is scalable and broadly applicable...

09.04.2019

The Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions

1st OPEN CALL

Open from the 1st February until the 30th April 2019 (18h CEST)

 

Up to €200K equity-free for the best in class innovators

Business mentoring, networking, and researcher-in-residence support

Venture Builder Programme 

Potential...

03.04.2019

World Bank's Live Event on GovTech

For the WBG Spring Meetings in April 2019, the World Bank is planning a live event to talk about GovTech and how to leverage digital technologies in the public sector to close more the economic gap, reduce extreme poverty, boost shared...

02.04.2019

Green Solutions Award

The Awards include a national phase, where candidates first compete within their own country, and an international phase, gathering the champions of each platforms.

Originally a competition dedicated to green buildings, the Green Solutions...

02.04.2019

Energy Efficiency Award - Application is open

Every year the German Energy Agency dena recognises outstanding energy efficiency projects and concepts with its Energy Efficiency Award. The competition is open to private and public companies both in Germany and further afield. Entries to...

29.03.2019

Last minute opportunity - Smart City Urban Solutions in...

Deutsche Leistungsschau mit Kooperationsplattform in Wien 3. bis 5. Juni 2019
German exhibition with cooperation platform in Vienna 3 - 5. June 2019

DEADLINE: 30.03.2019

Die vom Bundesministerium für Wirtschaft und Energie (BMWi) geförderte...

21.03.2019

Webinar on Smart Cities and Urban Mobility

I recently came across an interesting webinar and wanted to share it here:

Do you want to speak about smart cities and urban mobility with an expert PhD and entrepreneur? Then join IMPACT Connected Car (ICCar) Community to discuss with the C...

18.03.2019

Health 4.0 Forum - What is next?

 

Several expert discussions took place during the Health 4.0 Forum in Vienna, which included e.g. the trustworthiness of artificial intelligence, the role of the patient in a digitalised healthcare sector, ethical discussions about the use...

12.03.2019

Health 4.0 Forum - Discussions

Last week, the Health 4.0 Forum was held at the British Ambassador’s Residence in Vienna, which brought together experts to debate the future of the healthcare sector in a context of digitalisation. And whilst the digitalisation of the...

26.02.2019

Webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy

The European Commission, in partnership with the UN Environment Finance Initiative, is organising a webinar on Participatory Financing for Sustainable Energy on 4 April 2019, from 11.00 to 13.00 Central European Summer Time.

This webinar...

01.02.2019

Horizon Prize for Social Innovation

The European Commission's Horizon Prize for Social Innovation will reward the best solutions for improving the travel mobility of older people: €1 000 000 will be awarded to the best solution and the four runner-up prizes will receive €250...

17.01.2019

European Startup Prize

What is the purpose of this competition / call for entries?

The European Startup Prize for mobility supports breakthrough innovations with the potential to shape the mobility landscape in Europe and around the world. Mobility and the...

09.01.2019

Join the discussion: Scaling-up smart city solutions

The implementation of new urban solutions and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders can create questions and challenges for those involved in that process. The advantage of belonging to an online Smart City community is that sharing...

06.12.2018

Invitation to tender

The Open Data Institute is looking for an organisation to design a decision-making process for two data trusts<o:p></o:p>

Tender reference: DTE-002

Call for tenders by the Open Data Institute

Contact: procurement@theodi.org

The objective of...

19.11.2018

Join the discussion: Public-Private Cooperation in Smart...

The implementation of new urban solutions and the involvement of a variety of stakeholders can create questions and challenges for those involved in that process. The advantage of belonging to an online Smart City community is that sharing...

08.10.2018

We invite you to Frankfurt for the next big Smart City...

SMART CITY SOLUTIONS part of INTERGEO in Frankfurt next week from 16 - 18 OCT! Discuss with other city representatives, public infrastructure companies, learn about service providers and manufacturers for different smart city topics. Proud...

28.09.2018

SMAVARD - Smart city implementation award

During the Nordic Edge Expo 2018, the best smart city implementation projects of the year were awarded. The idea was to find implementations with a highly innovative potential to disrupt the status quo and to revolutionise existing markets.

...

09.09.2018

What is new on BABLE?

For the last months, we have been working intensively on improving our platform and the services we provide to our community. Today, we are happy to announce the relaunch of our platform, which is now better oriented to facilitate and...

16.08.2018

User's feedback

We are constantly improving our platform to help cities and companies to work together. If you come across any bugs or have any suggestions to improve the platform, let us know by commenting on this post. 

10.08.2018

Morgenstadt Pitch at the Nordic Edge Expo

Morgenstadt Pitch, an event for start-ups improving urban life, is organised by Morgenstadt on September 26th, 2018 at Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger. The event gives you an opportunity to pitch your startup in front of city leadership,...

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