SmartEnCity Network Bulletin no.23 - November 2020 released

Read about the SmartEnCity Network´s activities in Italy and about the testing of the electric bus in Lighthouse City Vitoria-Gasteiz. Find out about the new murals decorating renovated buildings in the two Lighthouse Cities Tartu and Vitoria-Gasteiz. And learn about what is going on in the Smart Cities sister projects.

The public discussion on Tartu’s new Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan has started

The public discussion on the new Sustainable Energy and Climate Action Plan (SECAP) of Lighthouse City Tartu has started and attracted nearly 200 participants. This shows that the new plan is an important public issue and that many citizens are making use of their right of participation.

e-Estonians are ready to share their knowledge about digital society and e-governance

The Transform Africa Summit 2018 is the Smart Africa flagship event that Estonians do not want to miss. Estonians delegation leaded by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Estonia Mr Väino Reinart is participating in the Transform Africa Summit in Rwanda.

Registration is OPEN: Smart City for the Citizens: Urban Mobility

We are glad to announce that the next smart city conference Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility will take place on May 31, 2018 in Estonian National Museum, Tartu. This year's program will mostly focus on urban mobility: how to use data for planning public transport in the cities, which are the best intelligent transport system practices in the world, how to engage citizens in urban planning and inform them about temporary changes etc.

Cooperation seminar "Smart Mobility: Who is who?"

We are glad to invite you to cooperation seminar "Smart Mobility: Who is who?" in close collaboration with ITS Estonia, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol and Estonian ICT Cluster. The seminar will be held on April 12 in Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol. At the seminar many start-ups, bigger and smaller enterprises will present their solutions in smart mobility field.

Smart stickers in Tartu bus stops

In cooperation with Tartu City Government and Mobi Lab, stickers with QR codes and Near-field communication (NFC) were placed at bus stops in Tartu. By scanning the QR code or touching the NFC sticker, information regarding the arrival of busses at that specific stop will quickly be displayed on the user's smart phone. The information in the application is displayed in real-time and the mobile application works in the same way as the real-time information display found at the bus stop.

Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility

We are glad to announce that the next smart city conference Smart City for the Citizens 2018: Urban Mobility will take place on May 31, 2018 in Estonian National Museum, Tartu.

Finnish and Swedish Smart City Solutions & Public Procurements

We are glad to invite you to Tehnopol seminar focusing on Finnish and Swedish Smart City solutions and public procurements. 

ITS cooperation conference in Kista

Yesterday the first Nordic+ cooperation conference was held in Kista, Sweden. The conference was organized together with ITS Estonia, ITS Sweden and ITS Finland network partners. 

MoU between Estonian Smart City Cluster and Mombasa County Government

Today a Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Mombasa County Government and Estonian Smart City Cluster. We are looking forward to successful collaboration between the partners in finding the smartest solutions for different challenges in Kenyan cities!

Smart City for the Citizens 2017

The second annual smart city conference Smart City for the Citizens 2017 took place on June 1 in Estonian National Museum, Tartu. Conference brought together 150 smart city enthusiasts from almost 20 different countries all over the world. We are looking forward to see you in Tartu next year, keep posted!

Smart City for the Citizens 2017

We are glad to invite you to our annual international smart city conference -             Smart City for the Citizens 2017The conference will be held in Estonian National Museum (Muuseumi tee 2, Tartu)         on 1st of June 2017.  ON-SITE VISITS & DEMONSTRATIONSOption 1 - The backstage of Estonian National Museum - 107 years in the making and ten years in the buildingEveryone can visit the museum that houses Estonian history, tradition, new aims and engaging dreams, but you will have an exclusive chance to see the backstage - how was the biggest museum in Estonia built during the 10 year process and how is the building with 6000 square meters of exhibition space operated and maintained today. Option 2 - e-Estonia – an incredible success story that grew out of a partnership between a forward-thinking government, a pro-active ICT sector and a switched-on, tech-savvy populationGet the overview about how the success story developed and how it’s making the everyday life of state and city officials and of course the citizens much easier (X-road, electronical tax declarations & bank transfers, e-elections, participative budgeting, e-identity etc.)Option 3 - SPARK Demo Centre - it brings together region's most successful manufacturers, exporters, opinion leaders, employers, brightest start-ups, business support organizations, educational and R&D institutionsYou will see how the business is done not only in Tartu but in the whole southern region, meet some of the most innovative entrepreneurs and their solutions.Option 4 - The Future of Self-Driving VehiclesIn our vision, we imagine the widespread use of self-driving vehicles to lead to a more humane future where the tedious time spent in traffic will be put to better use either for work or leisure. A future where people are liberated from the need to live close to their place of occupation as private, public and social transport is fast, on-demand and inexpensive. A future where both the government and private sector can make better data-based decisions on mobility. Comprehensive use of self-driving vehicles gives a fillip to a ubiquitous new paradigm in complex design of transportation industry. It is huge opportunity to increase the efficiency of public as well as private investments in transportation sector. You are welcome to learn more about the concept and discuss with us!REGISTRATION IS CLOSED!

Estonian Smart City Cluster London Mission

Estonian Smart City Cluster and partners (Mobi Lab, Positium, Cityntel, Elisa, Government office of Estonia, Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol, Tallinn University of Technology, Ülemiste Technopolis, Tallinn City Government) had a trade mission to London and Milton Keynes in order to meet the newest smart city technologies on the market, introduce Estonian smart city initiatives and find possibilities for future collaboration.

Smart City in the Netherlands and Cooperation with Estonia

On 12th of December in cooperation with Science Park Tehnopol, Enterprise Estonia and Dutch Embassy in Estoniaan event for Smart City companies and organisations about Smart City in The Netherlands was organized. The main speakers were Cathelijne Hermans, expert in the field of (smart) mobility and Jan Kadjik, who talked about the connection between sustainable smart city strategy, sensoring and the smart citizen.

Smart City Cluster at Smart City Expo

Estonian Smart City Cluster will be attending Smart City Expo World Congress from 15-17 November. Smart City Expo World Congress (SCEWC) is the international summit of discussion about the link between urban reality and technological revolution.

Estonian Clusters study visit to United States

Estonian ICT Cluster and Estonian Smart City Cluster together with mayor of Tartu jointly organized a company mission to U.S in the beginning of September. The visit included visiting three cities: Washington DC, Salisbury and New York.

Smart City for the Citizens 

Estonia's first Smart City Conference took place yesterday in Tartu. Conference brought together more than 100 guests interested in smart-city-themes from 17 different countries over the world. 

Peter Kentie created new brand for Estonia. For free!

By the tech magazine Wired, Dutch town Eindhoven has been listed among world's top eight design cities. In his spare time, its marketing manager Peter Kentie is working at a comprehensive marketing platform for Estonia. No money asked.Read more from today's Postimees. 

Participative budgeting comes again

Tartu is the first city in Estonia that opens up its budget designing process for citizens and experiments with Participatory Budgeting. Citizens of Tartu can decide how their city should spend 150 000 euros which is about 1% of next years’s investment budget.

Registration for Smart City for the Citizen Conference is OPEN!

Registration to the conference “Smart City for the Citizens” is now open, early bird tickets are available! The conference is a part of Estonian ICT Week and takes place on June 1st 2016 in Tartu.

MWC 2016

Our partner companies Positium, GoSwift and Mobi Lab were visiting Mobile World Congress 2016 in Barcelona. During four days they were introducing their solutions to potential clients and partners and were inspired by other companies met during the exhibition. 

Networking Event in Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol

On February 19 we organized a networking event in Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol. The aim was to get more information about our current and potential new cluster partners. We had a chance to learn more about GoSwift queue management solution, Sentab interactive TV and Tallinn Science Park Tehnopol testbed.

Meeting with Netherlands' Ambassador

On February 18th we had a pleasure to host Netherlands' Ambassador Jos Schellaars in Smart City Demo Center. We were talking about the cluster activities and main projects that are going on at the moment.

Smart City Roundtable in British Embassy

The British Ambassador was hosting a smart city roundtable with the aim to create initial contact points between UK and Estonian Smart City counterparts to fuel further coperation and commercial opportunities in the future and identify future action points.