North American Smart City Incubators and Accelerators You Need To Know

To succeed in life, one first needs to survive. Survival is all about being able to “beat the rest.” The same aspect applies to any business enterprise. Startups in particular need to be the best if they are to make steps towards fulfilling their objectives. This is evidenced by the startup competitions that were around before accelerators and incubators came along. They have helped a number of startups with funding and other resources such as training, working space and mentorships. These programs also help link startups to investors, often for a specific equity stake. It is vital for startups to distinguish between accelerators and incubators. The Difference Between Incubators And

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10 TED Talks That Outline The Smart City of The Future

According to the United Nations, over the next twenty years, nearly forty percent of the planet’s population—around three billion people—will move into cities and urban areas. Thus, by 2050, 66% of the entire world’s population then, will live in urban areas (you should read this thrilling UN report). Where will they go? How will they live? Will we be able to maintain modern standards of living and ensure health and wellbeing for all? And where can you turn to today for reliable smart city education resources? Answering these questions is one of the biggest challenges of our time. You can already peek into Europe’s most relevant Smart City university level

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Visible Light Communication: A Chance For A Smarter Future?

Have you heard of LiFi, the Visual Light Communication technology that uses the light spectrum to transmit information? If not, it is high time to get acquainted with this promising new smart city technology! Early February 2018 a congress will be held near the Louvre in Paris, France, bringing together relevant players involved in this emerging technology. We talked to Maxime Dubois, Projekt Manager of The Global LiFi Congress about its potential for Smart Cities. About the Global LiFi Congress Dear Maxime, thank you for taking the time to share some insights about the Global LiFi Congress. Can you quickly introduce yourself? What do you do and how did you

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Startup Profile Leapcraft: How To Improve Air Quality in Smart Cities

Smart Cities are all about data. But not just data focusing on crowds or traffic but also data on environmental factors. The Danish Smart City startup Leapcraft is dedicated to measuring the quality of air and noise levels and its impact on health and quality of life. We had a chat about air quality sensors (among other things) with Anne Cecilie Duus Kühnel, Operations Manager at Leapcraft, in the latest contribution to our Smart City startups series. About Leapcraft Please introduce yourself briefly. Who are you and what do you do? I represent Leapcraft ApS. We focus on building digital platforms and solutions based on big data and smart sensory technology

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