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COVID-19: Challenges, Reactions and Recovery
When 2020 began, probably no one could have predicted how the first half of the year would look like. What we once thought impossible had suddenly...
SCIS Webinar: Replication in practise with mySMARTLife FCs Palencia & Rijeka
On 09 June 2020, mySMARTLife Follower Cities Palencia and Rijeka joined the SCIS webinar “Replication in practice: Common challenges and enablers for...
REMOURBAN finishes with Best Practices e-book
REMOURBAN, the third Smart Cities and Communities project which was funded by Horizon 2020 and will finish this summer, is now sharing its key lessons...
SunZEB Block: First house finalized
The first SunZEB building (Sun Zero Energy Building) has been finalized in Kalasatama district of Helsinki. The SunZEB block, planned to contain four...
ATELIER, SPARCS & POCITYF: Websites are online!
The latest SCC1 projects ATELIER, SPARCS and POCITYF have released their project websites! Check them out: https://smartcity-atelier.eu/ https://ww...
mySMARTLife researches sustainable heat supply in Hamburg-Bergedorf
Hamburg University of Applied Science (HAW) is an academic consortium member of mySMARTLife researching energy as well as resource efficiency of...
Struggling with the lockdown? A hashtag can help
Follow #SmartCitiesHelp to discover the best ideas EU Smart Cities offer to better deal with the everyday challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic...
How to replicate? Finnish Lighthouse and Follower Cities know the answers!
In January 2020, the second edition of Tampere’s Smart City Week took place. Over the duration of one week, filled with a diverse and interesting...
The City of Helsinki opens energy consumption data of service buildings for developers
The City of Helsinki holds around 1700 service buildings (e.g. schools, libraries and hospitals). The information how these use energies can now be...
Photovoltaic films at La Cité des Congrès
During February and the beginning of March, Engie teams worked on the implementation of a solar power plant, made with organic, flexible and...
Social acceptance of the Nantes’ autonomous shuttle bus
At the ATEC ITS congress for intelligent mobility, Nantes Metropole and Cerema presented the results of an evaluation that was conducted as part of...
mySMARTLife at EIP-SCC Matchmaking Event 'City Representatives meet Investors'
A high-energy day proving that there is neither a lack of Smart City ideas nor one of available funds for investment! That was the experience of the...
mySMARTLife at Replication Event during the Smart City Week in Tampere, Finland
The lessons of energy-efficient living and mobility were shaped during an replication event on 29 January in Tampere, Finland. The workshop, which...
elexity – Hamburg drives electrically: Daimler delivers 16 electric buses to the Borough of Bergedorf
Today, 16 Mercedes-Benz eCitaro electric buses were delivered to the transport association Verkehrsbetriebe Hamburg-Holstein (VHH) in typical Hamburg...
Business Breakfast on Mon Projet Renov
On 6 December 2019, a meeting bringing together stakeholders of the renovation field was hosted in Nantes. The target audience included auditors,...
Smart Buildings and Homes in mySMARTLife
A structure with a roof and walls: this is the minimal definition of a building. But to turn a building into a smart building, the central building...
FLUX Call for Projects: “Let’s build urban logistics together” – How to improve Last Mile Delivery in Nantes Metropole
How can we make last mile deliveries in cities as ecologically as possible? That was the core question of mySMARTLife’s FLUX call for projects on...
Replication Workshop during Tampere Smart City Week in January 2020
In the context of Tampere Smart City Week, STARDUST, IRIS, MatchUP, Making-City and mySMARTLife will organise a replication workshop on Success...
Inauguration of the City of Bydgoszcz to the Covenant of Mayors during Conference on Energy Efficiency
On 29-30 October 2019, the City of Bydgoszcz, the Association Metropolis Bydgoszcz and the Association of Municipalities Polish Network "Energie...
mySMARTLife at HAW Hamburg: Interview with Simon Decher
This week, Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW Hamburg) did publish an interview with Simon Decher, researcher at the Competence Center for...
mySMARTLife in Barcelona: Smart City Expo World Congress 2019
From 19-21 November, mySMARTLife representatives participated in this year’s Smart City Expo World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. This year, the...
Smart Cities Information System (SCIS) Interview with mySMARTLife LHC Helsinki
"In the struggle against climate change, Finland has taken an uncompromising stance to completely eliminate coal from its energy generation portfolio...
We are getting more and more: Welcome to SPARCS, POCITYF, and ATELIER!
We would like to introduce to you three new smart city projects that have been launched in autumn 2019.SPARCS is a smart city initiative that brings...
Social Biking Challenge: Palencia is victorious. Again!
For the second consecutive year, mySMARTLife Follower City Palencia has won the European Prize of the Social Biking Challenge, a competition promoted...
In search of tomorrow’s city: Palencia Sustainable Mobility Fair
From 15-22 September 2019, the City Council of Palencia hosted the second edition of the Palencia Sustainable Mobility Fair (MOVISOP) with the aim of...
mySMARTLife LHC Nantes named European Capital of Innovation 2019
The City of Nantes was named European Capital of Innovation 2019 during the European Research and Innovation days in Brussels on 25 September. The...
Smarter Together, SCC Lighthouse Network Event in Lyon
In October 2019, mySMARTLife project representatives met for the Smarter Together, SCC Lighthouse Network Event in Lyon which was the 8th event...
mySMARTLife - A week of activities in Helsinki
How many activities can you pack in a week? If you are part of the mySMARTLife team, the answer is a lot: a periodic meeting, a review meeting, an...
mySMARTLife at Nordic Edge Expo in Stavanger, Norway
“Two thirds of Europe’s population live in urban areas and would immediately benefit from a more coherent and integrated approach to the grand...
Meeting of Finnish Lighthouse Project Cities in Oulu
The City of Oulu, fresh Lighthouse City of the Making-CITY project, hosted a gathering of Finnish Lighthouse project cities from 19-20 August 2019....
"Smart City and Digital Transformation" - Workshop in Hamburg
On July 4, the HafenCity University Hamburg organised in cooperation with the European University Flensburg a workshop focusing on "Smart City and...
Helsinki Day: Another one rides the (robot) bus
On 12 June, the Finnish capital did celebrate its birthday – and of course, mySMARTLife could not miss this joyful occasion. For this purpose,...
Study Visit: Smart Lightning Session in Bydgoszcz
From 13 to 14 June 2019, mySMARTLife’s Follower City Bydgoszcz did host a technical study visit on “Smart Lighting (City Infrastructure).” Within this...
New in town: 7 additional e-Vans for Follower City Palencia
This month, the municipality of Palencia received 7 new e-vans from Renault which will from now on drive through the streets. The new vehicles did...
mySMARTLife at Sustainable Places in Cagliari, Italy
Last week, mySMARTLife took part at Sustainable Places (June 5-7) in Cagliari, Italy. The project and its methodology were presented on the final day...
Citizen engagement in mySMARTLife
All of us that work in smart city projects are aware of the fact that citizen engagement is key to the implementation of interventions in the urban...
Solar Hackathon: “Nantes, the Capital of Solar Energy 2.0”
Nantes Metropole and Enedis, partners of mySMARTLife’s Energy Datalab Initiative, collaborated once again during the first French solar hackathon on...
Capacity building in mySMARTLife – Webinar and Study visit in Rijeka
In mySMARTLife, capacity building is playing a vital role to ensure a mutual learning process between the Lighthouse Cities (Nantes, Hamburg and...
Autonomous Shuttle bus tested in Nantes
After an initial test phase, Navya’s autonomous shuttle bus operated on a 2.5 km course in real traffic in Nantes until mid-May. Navya's route...
Viikki Environment House becomes even more energy-efficient thanks to mySMARTLife
Heating is monitored and controlled with room-level accuracy in one of the most energy-efficient office buildings in Finland. During 2018, the Viikki...
CityPlanner – Helsinki shares open data with citizens
One of the overarching goals of the mySMARTLife interventions is to increase the capacity and motivation of citizens to participate in the low carbon...
Helsinki draws conclusions from first robot bus test period
In mySMARTLife, a first/last mile robot bus is being piloted in Helsinki for two years on open streets and other roads as part of Helsinki RobobusLine...
“Smart City – experience and shape urban development” - mySMARTLife event during European Week in Hamburg
As part of the European Week in Hamburg, mySMARTLife partner konsalt organised an event on 7 May 2019 with the motto “Smart City – experience and...
On tour through the Free and Hanseatic City: Where Hamburg meets Europe
In view of the European elections on 26 May 2019, State Councillor Annette Tabbara presented selected EU projects as part of a small tour in Hamburg...
Nantes Citizens have invested in solar power plant on commercial rooftop
As part of mySMARTLife and in accordance with Nantes energy transition roadmap, the largest citizen project in France in photovoltaic self-consumption...
The smart cities family keeps growing! Welcome to +CityxChange & MAKING-CITY!
At the end of 2018, two new Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse (SCC1) projects have been launched: +CityxChange and MAKING-CITY. They committed...
Smart City Lighthouse Projects meet at the European Smart Projects Summit in San Sebastián
26 March 2019, San Sebastián, Spain: part of the mySMARTLife team and representatives of the other 13 European Smart Cities and Communities...
mySMARTLife Lighthouse City Nantes showcases mobility innovations in study tour
In the beginning of March, the mySMARTLife partners and representatives from the mySMARTLife Cities’ Network gathered for the 2nd Cities Network...
“Boosting Investments for Smart Cities” – Keynote speech by Helen at Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum
mySMARTLife project was presented as part of a keynote speech at the Covenant of Mayors Investment Forum - Energy Efficiency Finance Market Place,...
Ride that Bike - Palencia awarded best organising city of the 'Social Biking Challenge 2018'
mySMARTLife Follower City Palencia has been awarded as the best local organiser of the 'Social Biking Challenge 2018' by the organising committee of...
mySMARTLife on the road
The mySMARTLife consortium has been a lot on the move this autumn. In mid-September, all mySMARTLife partners gathered in Hamburg for the project’s fi...
Social Biking Challenge: Palencia is victorious!
mySMARTLife Follower City Palencia has contributed to the organisation of the Social Biking Challenge in Palencia to promote the use of the bicycle as...
mySMARTLife Lighthouse Cities test E-mobility solutions
Mobility – the Challenge of today’s citiesToday, 55% of the world’s population lives in urban areas, a proportion that is expected to increase to...
mySMARTLife on the screen – Youtube channel launched!
What is mySMARTLife about? It is about life in Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki and it is about making life in these cities more sustainable by reducing...
Hamburg & Groningen - two Lighthouse Cities becoming smarter together
On 22 November 2018, Jesper Tonnen, the project coordinator in Groningen (Netherlands) for the new Horizon 2020 funded smart cities project...
Nantes installs digital boilers in social housing building
In Nantes, one new digital boiler to heat sanitary water has been installed in the social housing building “Oiseaux des Iles” (30 flats). This new...
What makes the Smarty City Expo World Congress in Barcelona (SCEWC), Spain such a great event?
As the world's leading event for smart cities, the SCEWC provides a unique meeting spot for stakeholders from the smart city sectors and an innovative...
The biggest cultural centre in Finland connects its band rehearsal rooms to the Internet of Things
The air quality in the band rehearsal rooms of the Cable Factory in Helsinki is now being monitored with IoT sensors. Smart technology can help to...
Self-data workshops in Nantes – transforming citizens and local stakeholders to actors in the energy transition
As part of mySMARTLife project, Nantes Métropole has launched a series of citizen and stakeholder workshops on the concept of self-data, applied to...
Nantes involves students in energy transition
mySMARTLife partners Nantes Metropole and Enedis have contributed to "The Innovation Campus Day" in Nantes on 6th and 7th November 2018, an event...
mySMARTLife consortium presents in Smart Cities Workshop at IEEE 2018
Representatives of mySMARTLife (City of Helsinki, Forum Virium Helsinki, VTT), STARDUST (VTT), NOBEL GRID (UNINOVA), Sharing Cities (EDP CNET),...
mySMARTLife interventions online
The mySMARTLife project aims at making the three Lighthouse Cities of Nantes, Hamburg and Helsinki more environmentally friendly by reducing the CO2...
Follower City Bydgoszcz contributes to Energy-Efficiency Conference
mySMARTLife Follower City Bydgoszcz has presented the project at the occasion of a conference dealing with energy efficiency in Bydgoszcz on 15th...
mySMARTLife partner Hamburg welcomes all consortium partners to a study tour
In mid-September, all mySMARTLife partners gathered in Hamburg, one of the projects Lighthouse Cities beside Helsinki and Nantes, for the projects...
Smart with a Heart: mySMARTLife Takes Part in the Meeting of the Smart City Community at Nordic Edge 2018
From 25-27 September 2018, the fourth Nordic Edge Expo & Conference took place in Stavanger, Norway. The Nordic Edge is an annual event showcasing the...
Public administration in Hamburg-Bergedorf is testing e-bikes
Employees of the municipal administration in Hamburg-Bergedorf had the chance to test brandnew and innovative passenger e-bikes as well as an e-cargo...
A free charging station for electric cyclists in Helsinki
As part of mySMARTLife, project partner Helen is providing a free charging station for electric cyclists on the Katajanokka waterfront in Helsinki....
mySMARTLife Talks in Hamburg inform citizens about smart street lights and energy transition
The possibilities and the implementation of smart street lights in Hamburg was the topic of the third mySMARTLife Talk that took place in the castle...
mySMARTLife sets Examples for Innovative Energy Usage
One of the objectives of the EU funded mySMARTLife project is to reduce the CO2 emissions of cities and to make the demonstration cities more...
Introduction of new decentralised renewable heat supply in an existing district heating system
What are the effects of integrating new heat pumps and solar collector capacity into an existing district heating system with considerable CHP...
Data helps people
Lighthouse City Nantes is an excellent example on how to use “design thinking” to develop new services based on data. Our colleague, Guillaume...
First solar panel benches to be installed in Helsinki
Five solar panel benches, which can be used for recharging electric bicycles and mobile devices, have been introduced in Helsinki by mySMARTLife...
Co-creation and information sharing at the Merihaka Summer Festival
mySMARTLife partners Helen, Salusfin, VTT and the City of Helsinki had a joint stand at the Merihaka Summer Festival on the 26 of May 2018. The aim...
The Way to Zero
Zero-emission mobility is important for cities to achieve a sustainable urban development. To reduce air pollution sustainably in cities, it is...
Next generation of public transport - Self-driving bus has started its service in Helsinki
A self-driving electric minibus supplied by the French company NAVYA to the Helsinki RobobusLine welcomed its first passengers on board on May 14,...
Lighthouse City Helsinki launches tool to visualise heat losses in buildings
“Kattohukka”, a building heat loss visualisation tool, was launched in April 2018 as part of the Helsinki Urban Platform, a collection of smart city...
Hamburg and further German Lighthouse Cities meet in Munich to exchange best practices
Hamburg is one of four German Lighthouse Cities involved in Smart Cities projects funded under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme. All four lighthouse...
Nantes publishes its roadmap on energy transition
Lighthouse City Nantes has published the roadmap “Nantes, metropolis in transition” outlining on how it will successfully achieve its energy...
Portugal Smart Cities Summit in Lisbon: Cities light the way with new manifesto
12 April 2018, Lisbon, Portugal: Representatives of the twelve Smart City Lighthouse projects, recipients of a combined investment from the European...
Together is Better: Helsinki and Bydgoszcz share their experiences at Smart City Forum in Warsaw
mySMARTLife Lighthouse City Helsinki and Follower City Bydgoszcz participated in the seventh Smart City Forum in Warsaw, Poland on 13-14 March 2018. ...
Helsinki has published Energy and Climate Atlas on 3D City Model
mySMARTLife consortium and Cities Network meet in Helsinki
The mySMARTLife partners gathered in Lighthouse City Helsinki from 12-14 February 2018 for the third periodic meeting to exchange about current...
Lighthouse City Helsinki launches Energy and Climate Atlas
Lighthouse City Helsinki cordially invites you to the launch of its Energy and Climate Atlas and the city 3D model in Helsinki City Hall on 14th...
2nd mySMARTLife Newsletter available - Special Focus on the Urban transformation strategy
mySMARTLife celebrates its first birthday! We take this opportunity to review in the second edition of the mySMARTLife newsletter the actions...
Creating smart cities with the help of citizens and businesses – The mySMARTLife Urban Transformation Strategy
Developing new ways on how to engage citizens in the city life and in an integrated city planning process is at the core of the mySMARTLife Urban...
Lighthouse City Nantes promotes energy transition through Energy Data Lab
With the Energy Data Lab initiative (“Datalab Energie”), the mySMARTLife consortium partners Nantes Metropole, Enedis and Atlanpole aim at stimulating...
Event series “mySMARTLife-Walks & Talks” –getting to know mySMARTLife actions in Lighthouse City Hamburg
"mySMARTLife Walks & Talks" is an event series in Lighthouse City Hamburg where mySMARTLife is presented to the public. Talks are organised on a...
Lighthouse city Nantes develops Smart lighting concept
The Western part of the demonstration district “Ile de Nantes” is a very busy and touristic entertainment area where many urban developments are...
Viikki Environmental House is testing Demand Response and Individual Heat Control
Viikki Environmental House is one of Finland's most energy-efficient office buildings. Thanks to the integration of Fourdeg Ltd's Smart Heating®...
Helen demonstrates reactive power compensation with solar inverters
At the beginning of 2016, mySMARTLife project partner Helen built a 890 kWp solar power plant in Kivikko, a quarter of Helsinki, where the solar...
Improved living comfort with smart heating control in Merihaka (Helsinki)
In Merihaka, Helsinki, a housing association decided to install smart heating controls to all apartments. Smart thermostats enable dynamic heating...
mySMARTLife and the other Lighthouse Projects lead the way to a smarter Europe at Smart City EXPO Barcelona
mySMARTLife and eleven further smart city projects covering almost 60 cities across Europe came together at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress...
mySMARTLife project is part of the Expo World Congress in Barcelona
Together with the other Smart City projects from across Europe, mySMARTLife will be featured at the 7th Smart City Expo World Congress which is set to...
mySMARTLife follower cities Bydgoszcz and Rijeka on their way to becoming smarter cities – SmartEnCity Conference Week and Follower City Workshop in Sonderborg
The Cities of Bydgoszcz (Poland) and Rijeka (Croatia) participated in various activities organised during the SmartEnCity Conference Week and the...
“Empowering smart solutions for better cities” – mySMARTLife represented at annual SCIS conference
From 2nd to 3rd October the annual conference of the EU Smart Cities Information System gathered the European Smart City community in Budapest....
3D city model of lighthouse city Helsinki presented at Lähiöfest
The City of Helsinki was the main supporter of the Lähiöfest (festival of neighbourhoods), which took place from 25th September to 1st October in ten...
Nordic Edge 2017 – Meeting of Europe’s Smart Cities in Stavanger
“Smart Happiness” was the theme of this year’s Nordic Edge Conference and Expo, organised for the third time in Stavanger from 26th to 28th September...
Helsinki tests vehicle to grid (V2G) systems in mySMARTLife project
The first two-way charging point in Finland was installed in the Suvilahti district in Helsinki in connection with mySMARTLife project partner Helen’s...
First mySMARTLife newsletter published
The mySMARTLife project consortium has published its first newsletter. You can find it here. In this first edition, we explain what is behind the...
Social media activities
mySMARTLife has the ambition to be close to citizens, especially in the Lighthouse and Follower Cities as they are in the centre of the...
Project website online
The brand new mySMARTLife website has been launched! Under the domain www.mysmartlife.eu you will get the latest information on the project, its...
Hamburg represents mySMARTLife in the European Urban Agenda Partnership on Digital Transition
Hamburg is part of the European Commission’s Urban Agenda for the EU Partnership on Digital Transition and does in this function also share its...
Latest news from Lighthouse City Helsinki
During the first months of the project, partners of the local Helsinki consortium presented mySMARTLife on different occasions, such as the Helsinki...
mySMARTLife – Transition of EU cities towards a new concept of Smart Life and Economy
mySMARTLife is a project funded under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme. Under the coordination of CARTIF...
Nantes will be the first city in Europe to use 24-meter long E-Busways
In Lighthouse City Nantes, preparatory actions to integrate electrical buses (“E-Busways”) in the public transport network are in progress. The aim is...
Raising awareness for renewable energy sources and energy efficiency - Bydgoszcz Energy Days & Environmental Protection Forum
On 2nd June 2017, the final event of the 2nd Bydgoszcz's Energy Days and 25th Environmental Protection Forum took place at the Old Market of...
Hamburg presented as European Best Practice at the Zhuhai Inter-City Laboratory in China
Within the Zhuhai Inter-City Laboratory, Hamburg recently promoted mySMARTLife in China. The conference, organised by the Europe-China Eco-Cities...
“Smarter is Cleaner” policy session at European Energy Sustainable Week 2017 – Learning from the SCC1 smart city projects
This year’s European Energy Sustainable Week (EUSEW) brought together the nine smart city ‘Lighthouse’ projects in a special policy session entitled...
The Smart City strategy – an integrated vision of city planning
The sustainable development of urban areas requires new, efficient and user-friendly technologies and services, especially in the energy, transport...
“Experience Kalasatama” – mySMARTLife activities during Helsinki Day
The Kalasatama area will be important for the Helsinki mySMARTLife activities – newly constructed smart high-performance buildings are planned to be...
Citizen engagement in Nantes supports the city’s transition process – The Great Debate on Energy Transition
Nantes Metropole has evaluated first results of "The Great Debate on Energy Transition", which took place from September 2016 to March 2017 in Nantes...
First Public Event for mySMARTLife in Lighthouse City Hamburg
Every year in May, Hamburg celebrates the “Europe Week”. The project mySMARTLife used this event to invite the people of Hamburg to a public...
Lighthouse City Hamburg visits Melbourne to exchange best-practices on Smart Cities
Lighthouse City Hamburg participated in an event in Melbourne, Australia, in May 2017 that was organised in the framework of the European project...
Learning from the others – Hamburg mySMARTLife team visits GrowSmarter Lighthouse City Cologne
In addition to Stockholm and Barcelona, Cologne was the first German Lighthouse City in the EU Horizon 2020 research project GrowSmarter. The aim of...
mySMARTLife joins forces with EU projects – Common booth at CeBIT 2017
CeBIT is one of the biggest ICT fairs in Germany. In March 2017, mySMARTLife was presented at CeBIT within the common booth “Smart City Innovations”,...
mySMARTLife and the further EU’s 8 Lighthouse projects pledge closer cooperation in their efforts towards low carbon and resource efficient urban spaces
In their efforts to deliver and replicate Smart City solutions, the EU’s nine Lighthouse projects formally signed a Cooperation Manifesto in...
mySMARTLife consortium meets in Valladolid
From 4th to 6th April 2017, the mySMARTLife consortium got together for the 2nd project meeting in Valladolid, Spain. The partners discussed the...
Transition of EU cities towards a new concept of Smart Life and Economy – mySMARTLife partners gather for kick-off meeting
In December 2016, just in time for the project start, the mySMARTLife consortium met in Nantes, one of the project’s lighthouse cities. The 28...
Rubén García Pajares, CARTIF Technology Centre
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 731297.