Smart iLab founder Can Uludag visited Budapest (Hungary) between 10 and 13 September (2016) to make observations about the Budapest city ecosystem and intelligent city practices. In this regard, he hold official talks for future collaboration opportunities with Budapest Smart City Initiative which aims to introduce best practices from businesses, institutions, non-profit organizations & the people of Budapest, and Managing Director of MindSpace Nonprofit Ltd which is one of the valuable organizations working in the areas of Social Innovation, Smart City and Knowledge Management.
Smart iLab founder Can Uludag visited Vienna (Austria) between 14 and 18 September (2016) to make observations about the smart city eco-system. Vienna has a perfect infrastructure, forward-looking mobility and “smart” offerings for guests. It moved up to rank 3 in the smart cities index of US climate strategist Body Cohen. He had valuable conversations with Smart City Wien which is a long-term initiative by the city of Vienna to improve the design, development and perception of the federal capital. In this regard, Can talked about about the current city projects, potential collaboration opportunities and future plans of Vienna administration.
Smart iLab participated into the international brokarage event held on 30th September 2016, which was organized by the “Turkey In Horizon 2020” project and TUBITAK National Coordination Office for EU Framework Programmes. The “Cities of the Future 2016” Brokerage Event brought together more than 300 researchers, industry professionals, government officials and policy makers from Europe and Turkey. The event targeted the following H2020 calls:
- Smart and Sustainable Cities’ and ‘Energy Efficient Buildings’
- ‘Sustainable Process Industries’ and ‘Circular Economy’
- ‘The European Green Vehicles Initiative’
- ‘Factories of The Future’
Smart iLab performed multiple bileteral meetings with domestic & international participants, and negotiated about the potential collaboration areas.
A pioneering event in fostering Smart Cities innovative collaboration between Asia, Latin America and Europe is going now for the second edition in Barcelona. SmartUp is the concept behind thinking Smart Cities under the new approach of startups. The aim of ‘SMART UP’ is to create a unique and collaborative gathering between speakers and the audience to share experiences and promote knowledge which will encourage learning and public participation in the conversation related to smart cities.
This year’s topic will be ‘How to foster Smart Business and Investment between Smart Cities‘. We present proudly that Smart iLab founder Can Uludag will participate into the event as one of the pannelist.
Lusail City – a massive planned community set to be completed by 2020 at a cost of an estimated $45 billion – master plan calls for two golf courses, a theme park, a lagoon, and two marinas. There will be 19 different districts and 22 different hotels in the 38-square-mile city. Pneumatic tubes will transport trash to a central location for processing. Residents can live in waterfront villas or garden villas or towering skyscrapers. There will eventually enough housing to accomodate 450,000 people, the developer claims – nearly 200,000 more than the number of citizens in the country. Smart iLab talked with the Project Manager at the Central Office and visited Lusail City to make on-site observations in Qatar on 6th of March, 2017. As of the visiting date, 85% of the infrastructures and 15% of the superstructures were completed.