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Founded in: 2017-06-30  |  Region of Operation: Stuttgart

BABLE is a Company that hosts a Service and Information platform to support a growing community in developing and implementing smart city projects.

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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Pierre A. Filohn


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 implementation Award in Stavanger, which will be presented at the climax of this year’s digital Nordic Edge Conference. The Nordic Edge Conference and BABLE are searching for implementations with a highly innovative potential to disrupt the status quo and revolutionise existing markets. Questions or ready to confirm your application? View the graphic above for more information or send an e-mail Applications are due by 14 September noon at 11:59am!


Have you implemented an innovative technology in cities to improve
quality of life? Apply for the SMAVARD and upload your Use Case on
the BABLE Use Case Database.

1. Sign up on BABLE
2. Confirm your E-Mail
3. Create a page for your company /...

Shannon Macika

REGISTRATION OPEN: Virtual Series - Key Drivers of Future Smart Cities

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 Universities & Research Organisations – Key Drivers of Future Smart Cities filled with insights from leading innovation experts from Germany and the UK. Co-organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network Germany (SIN), the German U15, the Imperial College London and BABLE, this five-part series we will explore the special roles that universities, research and innovation will play in the future of urban areas.  


The session dates and topics are as follows. All sessions will occur on the respective dates from 08:30-11:00 GMT / 09:30-12:00 CET:

Tuesday, 26 May 2020 | Post Corona Future - The Role of Cities & Universities

Tuesday, 9 June 2020 | Approaches to Transform Cities into Smart Urban Areas

Tuesday, 23 June 2020 | Innovation Districts: Cities as...

Ronaldo Bertier Valentim

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 Education project - has been established between Germany and the Netherlands with goal of making students of the participating regions, with support from BABLE, aware of cross-border entrepreneurship at an early stage when developing their start-up projects.


If you are a Student enrolled in a University in Baden-Württemberg and are thinking of starting your own business, take this opportunity to develop your start-up idea and expand your world!

In times of home isolation, you might have more time available to think, so use this chance to come up with an innovative idea, to build your prototype, to engage with coaching and to turn your start-up into an international business.


Within the CE3 Interreg project, BABLE has established an open call that...

Alanus von Radecki

About ISC - linking municipal demand and investment opportunities

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. The ISC helps streamline the procurement of this infrastructure and related services for European cities and municipal companies by providing a process that is simple, easy and cost-saving, taking the workload away from these entities and unlocking access to additional suppliers and capital through the expertise of BABLE, Climate-KIC and South Pole.

The ISC mobilizes public and private climate finance through an innovative, replicable and scalable model for packaged investment bundles that structures two smart city solutions – electric vehicle fleets and charging infrastructure (based on renewable resources) – along with related infrastructures and services. BABLE will coordinate demand aggregation and transactions around the packaged solutions,...

Shannon Macika

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: Hear the latest updates from those driving the future for a cleaner and smarter mobility in our cities through different formats including short expert lectures, panel discussions, workshops and informal exchanges.

Stay connected: The event brings together professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.

Who should attend?

Those with a specific interest in the opportunities of Smart Mobility, are keen on engaging internationally and see potential in cross-national cooperation in the Smart Mobility sector. 

Learn more and register by February 20, 2020, at

Natalie Wolf


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 practices have made their way into the building sector and what are the economics behind smart planning?

Professionals from the public and private sector as well as research institutions, developers and financing institutions from the United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland will come together at the Smart Builders’ Summit and discuss the future of the building industry. Areas of interest will be "The Future of the Building Industry", "Planning in Smart Districts and Cities", "New Practices in Planning and Building", as well as "The Economics of Smart Planning".

The event is organised by the UK Science and Innovation Network (SIN) and BABLE. Participants have a specific interest in the opportunities of digital technologies in planning and operating...

Pierre A. Filohn

Germany's first Smart City training course starting in autumn 2019

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 Schulung erhalten die Teilnehmer anhand von Beispielen und Erfahrungen aus Pilotstädten und -projekten weltweit einen Überblick in die Möglichkeiten und aktuellen Entwicklungen bezüglich der Planung und Umsetzung innovativer, nachhaltiger und digitaler Stadtmodelle. Anhand von verschiedenen Instrumenten und Modellen bekommen die Teilnehmer Anregungen für die Entwicklung integrierter Lösungsansätze und die Erstellung von Smart City Roadmaps und Strategien. Zudem bietet die Schulung Raum für Erfahrungsaustausch und Diskussion mit Experten, die das Thema Smart City global begleiten, beraten und unterstützen.

Am 17.-18. September 2019 findet die Pilotveranstaltung „Smart City – Basiswissen für digitale und nachhaltige Stadtentwicklung“ im Rahmen der Messe...

Gretel Schaj

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 million available to stimulate and sustain the deployment of European Digital Service Infrastructures (DSIs) in the areas of Cybersecurity, eHealth, eProcurement, European e-Justice, European Platform for Digital Skills and Jobs and the Public Open Data. In 2019, CEF Telecom aims to provide up to €88 million in total funding for 18 DSIs, in order to meet the needs of public administrations, businesses and citizens in their cross-border activities.

CEF Telecom Call 2019-2

The CEF Telecom 2019–2 call aims to support the following areas:


Cybersecurity - €10 million to increase the cybersecurity capabilities of actors that are fundamental for a State's cybersecurity, such as National Computer Security Incident Response Teams (CSIRTs), Operators of Essential Services (OES),...

Gretel Schaj

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 planning. This covers the development and promotion of walking and cycling as urban transport modes and the improvement of safety for pedestrians and cyclists. Read our manual to find out more about the concept of safe walking and cycling.


The call for applications is open until 31 October 2019 – 24:00 (CET). Read the call for applications here and the evaluation criteria here.


More information...

Gretel Schaj

2019 Transformative Action Award


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 Committee of the Regions and the European Investment Bank, is given to a city, region or civil society organisation, which implements the 15 pathways outlined in the Basque Declaration to bring about the socio-culturalsocio-economic, and technological transformation of their community.

The actions taken are local or regional contributions to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals and the Paris Climate Agreement.

Among the rewards for the winner are:

€10.000 to kickstart a Transformative Action in your city, region or municipality

Deadline: 31st, July



Gretel Schaj

Conference: Impact>Mobility in Amsterdam

June 24-25, 2019 Amsterdam.

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


European cities are at a tipping point; with ambitious sustainability goals to hit, they are doubling down on urban mobility. They are looking to drive people outside of private cars and into shared sustainable transportation solutions. Mobility as a Service (MaaS) provides an interesting alternative that meets the demands of the on-demand consumer of the 21st century. However, there is a long way to go before it is fully integrated to public transportation to create the seamless intermodal experience that will drive people out of their own vehicle into shared sustainable mobility solutions.

At Impact>Mobility we explore the key topics affecting the future of urban mobility

‘‘By using more advanced systems and data it would be possible to fend off certain vehicles in a...

Jana Helder

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 are large scale Active & Healthy Ageing IoT based solutions and services. To enlarge their ecosystem with mature deployment sites (cities, regions), ACTIVAGE  opened a call:

- Budget: up to 200.000€ per funded project, with a maximum of 3 projects

- Deadline: 21st June 2019

- Project duration: 9 months

More information:


Gretel Schaj

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 with BMWi, BNetzA, PTB and BfDI as well as various federal associations (BDEW, BITKOM, FNN etc.) in order to implement the legal requirements in a targeted manner.


Further details (In German):

Gretel Schaj

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 DCC owned assets existing and installed as part of this contract and partner facilities where applicable. The supplier shall have access to DCC owned assets in Development Areas (initially Phases 1 and Phase 1A, with an option for DCC to extend to further development areas) to deliver a Public WiFi service in these areas and to investigate commercial opportunities, with a key objective of the Council being to enable the supplier to deliver the required services in the Waterfront area on a cost neutral basis.


More details:

Gretel Schaj

Tender: Ireland-Dublin: Architectural, engineering and surveying services

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 12 months by mutual agreement. One tenderer will be admitted to the framework. The tender is for carrying out annual traffic counts including the main annual traffic counts which are the Cordon Counts and the Quays Counts. Other counts may be needed during the course of the Framework. Dublin City Council is unable to state the total quantity of surveys that will be required; however, Dublin City Council can give approximate annual expenditure of 100 000 EUR over the last 4 years. The successful tenderer will be responsible for the design, implementation and monitoring of any traffic management necessary for the execution of the surveys. The survey data must be presented as stated in Section 3, Specification of Service Requirements.

More details: http...

Gretel Schaj

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 platforms and innovation ecosystems?

 If so, the City of Amsterdam and the Vervoerregio (Amsterdam Transport Region) could select your organization as the collaboration partner to support the following goals: 

* Develop and share knowledge about cycling 

* Stimulate innovation and experimentation in the field of cycling 

* Profile Amsterdam nationally and internationally as a knowledge cycling city 

* Stimulate bicycle use to achieve these goals Why?


 In its Multi-year Bicycle Plan (MJP), the municipality of Amsterdam profiles itself "nationally and internationally as The Knowledge City in the Field of Cycling.”  According to the MJP, the City would like to create more room for experimentation in order to solve Amsterdam’s unique cycling challenges, and...

Gretel Schaj

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, micro and small businesses, cooperatives, autonomous people, etc. Amount of subsidy You can receive up to 80% of the total budget of your project, with a maximum of 50,000 euros of subsidized amount

Type of projects

Modality 4. Digital social innovation: the promotion of the use of open technologies and the protection of the right to privacy to promote new forms of innovation and collaboration that solve social challenges and sustainability of the territories. Projects that exploit digital connectivity and collaboration tools to co-create solutions based on digital manufacturing technologies; distributed technology, robotics and artificial intelligence; open data, etc

Deadline 29th, May

More details about the programme (in Spanish):

Pierre A. Filohn

German exhibition with cooperation platform in Vienna 3 - 5. June 2019

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:

3.-5. June 2019

Here some Information:
The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), and the cooperation platform provided for in it are intended to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany to enter the Austrian market. The development of export business to Austria is often complex for German entrepreneurs and not always easy to assess. As the largest network in bilateral trade between Germany and Austria, the German Chamber of Commerce in Vienna has excellent contacts in business, politics and administration. 

 For German companies only.

Gretel Schaj

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 and that allows parties in the Amsterdam area to work on a smart, green and healthy region.


Data: fuel for innovation

Data fuels growth and innovation and offers new opportunities for a smarter, greener and healthier society. In healthcare for example, data can predict epidemics, prevent diseases and improve treatments. Or what about governments, that can use data to offer better and more efficient public transport. Freight carriers use data to share capacity utilization rates with parties interested in cargo space, data can make production and waste flows transparent and so many more applications are conceivable.

Concerns about data sharing

But at the same time, only a fraction of all data is shared. Uncertainty about safety, privacy, property rights and...

Nikita Shetty

The Venture Builder for Human Centric Solutions


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 venture capital investments

& more



Calling  for #developers #researchers #designers and#entrepreneurs.

 A #venturebuilder and up to €200k #equityfree to develop#humancentric solutions using #decentralized #technologies  such as #blockchain #DLT #peertopeer  #datagovernance#privacybydesign #citizendatagovernance



Teams might be composed of either:

minimum 1 and maximum 2 legal persons (SME,  research organisations, foundations) with a multidisciplinary team composed by at least 3 profiles (humanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer, business development/entrepreneur) or 

minimum 3 natural persons in a multidisciplinary team (at least anhumanistic/social/technical researcher, technological developer and business development/ entrepreneur)...

Hernan Pajaro

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 prosperity, and improve people's live. Start-ups and the private sector are invited to join the discussion!

Name: “GovTech: Putting People First with Simple, Efficient, and Transparent Government”

Date: 13th April 2019

For more information click here!


Gretel Schaj

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 Awards have in recent years expanded their scope to districts and infrastructures in order to take into account a wider variety of sustainable city solutions and actors. Buildings, districts, infrastructures, apply in one of these 3 categories:

Category Buildings  

This category of competition welcomes all buildings (tertiary, housing, schools, public buildings...) new or renovated, delivered and with a good energy and environmental performance (contest rules).


Category Districts

The Districts category of the competition welcomes islands, eco-districts, campuses, hospitals, joint development zones, etc.: totally or partially delivered, with good environmental performance (contest rules).


Category Infrastructures

This category includes best practices in...

Gretel Schaj

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 the 2019 competition can be submitted from the beginning of April until June 30th in one of the following four categories:

  • Energy transition 2.0
  • Energy efficiency: from clever to digital
  • Energy services and energy management
  • Energy efficiency concepts

The search is on for innovative approaches and concepts that enable real efficiency gains. The winners of the award will take home a share of a EUR 30,000 prize pot. Germany’s KfW Development Bank and Danfoss are supporting the award as partners. A project website will be available soon. In the meantime, questions can be sent to the Energy Efficiency Award Team. 

More details: GTAI Website

Pierre A. Filohn

Last minute opportunity - Smart City Urban Solutions in Vienna

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 Leistungsschau und die dabei vorgesehene Kooperationsplattform soll kleinen und mittleren Unterneh­men aus Deutschland den Einstieg in den  österreichischen Markt erleichtern. Der Aufbau des Exportgeschäfts nach Österreich ist für deutsche Unternehmer häufig komplex und nicht immer leicht einzuschätzen. Als das größte Netzwerk im bilateralen Handel  zwischen Deutschland und Österreich verfügt die Deutsche Handelskammer in Wien über hervorra­gende Kontakte in Wirtschaft, Politik und Verwaltung.

The exhibition, which is sponsored by the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi), and the cooperation platform provided for in it are intended to make it easier for small and medium-sized enterprises from Germany to enter the Austrian market. The...

Nikita Shetty

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 CEO and Co-Founder of IomobBoyd Cohen!


When: Tuesday March 26th at 12PM CET.

Where: ICCar Community News Space.

Boyd Cohen, Ph.D., is an urban strategist focused on the areas of urban innovationentrepreneurshipsmart cities and urban mobility. He has published 3 books (Climate Capitalism, 2011; The Emergence of the Urban Entrepreneur, 2016; Post-capitalist Entrepreneurship, 2017). In 2017, he co-founded Iomob, which is a blockchain startup seeking to disrupt the mobility sector by providing an open protocol for decentralized mobility aggregation. Boyd also led the foundation of the Blockchain Cities Alliance, forming a growing coalition of organizations committed to advancing the adoption of blockchain in smart cities.

Boyd created the Smart Cities...

Gretel Schaj

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 of new technologies, the introduction of virtual reality and artificial intelligence in the work of the practitioners, and many others.

In order to continue the conversation, but also to open the discussion to a wider audience from the Smart City sector, we invite the Health 4.0 participants and other interested parties to share their opinions on:  

What is the role of companies and local governments in the advancement of the digitalisation of the healthcare sector? And what should they take into consideration to guarantee that the introduction of new healthcare technologies is done in a sustainable and fair manner?

Gretel Schaj

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 health sector represents one of the most promising developments of our times, it has brought along new debates on privacy, regulation, policy and primary use cases. This post introduces some of the discussions that took place during the event.

"Digital technology and information systems are revolutionising the healthcare field through, for example, the integration of big data, linked electronic records,  and harnessing data to support public health decision making" Prof. Theo Arvanitis from the Institute of Digital Healthcare at the University of Warwick

"Digitalisation and the use of new technologies in the healthcare sector can empower the patient, but we need to be careful to not leave people behind (e.g. those that have no access to new technologies)"...

Nikita Shetty

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 will hear from several presenters:<o:p></o:p>

  • An introduction from EASME, The Executive Agency for Small and Medium Enterprises, European Commission;<o:p></o:p>
  • Daan Creupelandt, Coordinator at will share experience from the RESCOOP-MECISE project, working with cooperatives to develop projects for renewable energy and energy efficiency and setting up a financial facilitation service for all European energy cooperatives;<o:p></o:p>
  • Esther Bollendorff, Communications Manager at ENERGIRIS will talk about the easyCOPRO project, which uses an innovative cooperative financing mechanism to accelerate the energy renovation of residential condominiums;<o:p></o:p>
  • Carlo Allevi, Operations Manager with WeAreStarting will present a case study on the use of...

Gretel Schaj

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 €250 000 each. The prize was launched during the “Opening up to an era of social innovation” conference in Lisbon on 27 November 2017. Submissions will be accepted until 28 February 2019 and the prize will be awarded in the second or third quarter of 2019.

Improved mobility for older people

Why this Prize?

The European Union’s population is ageing. There will be 75 million people over the age of 65 in Europe in 2020, and 88 million in 2030. The share of people aged 65+ should increase from 17.5% of the population in 2010 to 29.5% in 2060 in the EU-27.

This requires reconsidering existing mobility systems in order to meet the needs of older people and help to combat social exclusion and support independent living especially for those with reduced mobility. Providing adequate mobility solutions...

Gretel Schaj

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 transport of people and goods are part of the daily lives of Europeans and are key sectors of the global economy.

These diverse mobility needs are growing as fast as the population continues expanding. In order to meet these needs in the future, innovation in mobility must be both responsible and designed for the benefit of both humans and the planet.

What are the criteria for consideration for this competition?

All mobility startups incorporated in the European Union wishing to start or accelerate their development at the European level can apply on until January 21st, 2019.

There are six key selection criteria for the EU Startup Prize:

#1 Team: How strong does the managing team look?

#2 Market: How does the traction look for...

Gretel Schaj

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 knowledge and experiences can be done easily and quickly. The aim of this posts series is to introduce and open the discussion about current challenges in the Smart City sector, taking advantage of the experienced community that participates in this platform.

The topic of this post is: What are the most important aspects to be considered when scaling-up smart city solutions?

To start the discussion, we have asked @Nathan Pierce,Head of Smart London Team & Programme Director of Sharing Cities, to share his thoughts:

"The most important aspects to considering when scaling up are need, return and quality. Is there sufficient need for the technology and has that need been aggregated city wide? Is there a clear return on investment? Has the technology been...

Gretel Schaj

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


The objective of this work is to design a decision-making process for two data trusts.

The successful organisation will work in collaboration with the Open Data Institute (ODI) who will provide guidance, review and assistance throughout.


Summary and timeline


To design a decision-making process for two data trusts.


The primary audience will be people and organisations with an interest in the data held by the data trusts.

The secondary audience will be people, policy makers and organisations with an interest in the concept of data trusts.


Work to be delivered between 3 January 2018 and 31 March 2018.

Value of award (excl. VAT)

Up to £35,000

Questions to ODI by

5pm on 4 December 2018

ODI responses by

5pm on 5 December 2018

Costed proposals due by

5pm on 12 December...

Gretel Schaj

Join the discussion: Public-Private Cooperation in Smart Cities

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 knowledge and experiences can be done easily and quickly. The aim of this posts series is to introduce and open the discussion about current challenges in the Smart City sector, taking advantage of the experienced community that participates in this platform.

The topic of this post is: What is the role of public-private cooperation in the future development of smart cities?

To start the discussion, we have asked Per Erling Fjeld, a project manager from Lyse (a Norwegian industrial group operating within the field of energy and fibre-based broadband), to share his thoughts:

"There is an established dichotomy with city governments acting as customers and the industry as vendors when it comes to developing smart cities and communities. However, the picture...

Juliane Jähnke

We invite you to Frankfurt for the next big Smart City gathering + expo!

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 partner of BABLE. Use Voucher code SCSEXPO2018_BABLE in our Ticket Shop here (top right).  
We offer 4 Worldcafes to discuss topics like strategy for future cities, mobility, different data sources and meaningful use  - but this year mainly in German. Please register at our website for our Worldcafes
As INTERGEO is the worldwide leading show for GIS data, you can meet all the leading brands in this field in Frankfurt!

SMART CITY SOLUTIONS with +50 Speeches, +170 exhibitors with products and services for smart cities at INTERGEO and SMART CITY SOLUTIONS, 4 Worldcafes for interactive exchange of experiences and ideas.

Save the date for next year: 17 - 19 September, 2019 in Stuttgart, Germany.

Gretel Schaj

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.

The SMAVARD team scouted the event for the most interesting implementations, and an independent jury formed by companies, cities and experts working on the Smart City sector evaluated the candidates and their implementation projects.

For the award, three categories were defined and a general winner was chosen. Meet the most innovative implementations of the year:


infotiles - Smart water utility solution
Using data to improve water and waste water supply. From the city of Stavanger Open data sources, sensor data, weather dat and SKADA are streamed and real time processed to see co-relation across data sources in real time.
This information is being used to maintain and identify the waste water sysetms. The maintenance of waste water system...

Gretel Schaj

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 simplify the work of cities and companies working towards a better urban life.

What is new?


It is like a command centre, one place where you can manage and track all your activities. From your dashboard, you will be able to have quick access to all your assets (like Use Cases, Products or Posts), can check new notifications, edit your profile, and manage your subscriptions. Test it now


Focused on making it easier for the users to find the information they are looking for, we created the Toolbox which includes the Solution and Use Case Finder. Both tools will help you navigate through Solutions and Use Cases. You just need to go to your Dashboard, and answer some questions related to the solution or use case you are looking...

Nikita Shetty

User's feedback

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Nikita Shetty

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, investors, and decision makers from both the public and private sector. The start-ups focusing on the urban sustainability issues will have a unique opportunity for a live, on-stage two round battle to win the pitch competition. The winners will secure a yearlong membership of the Morgenstadt Network, and have an opportunity to advertise their one product through BABLE for an entire year.


Are you a startup helping to improve urban life in any of the following areas: transportation, buildings, communication, ICT networks, water, mobile applications, emergency services, environment, data analytics, security, energy, resilience, and more; do you want to create visibility and awareness about your products and services - then apply now for Morgenstadt...

Use Cases

Sensor-based emission control system for port areas

Understand the contribution from Hamburg's port area as a source of air pollution. Together with AIS and weather information it should be possible to identify individual vessels as pollutants sources.



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