mySMARTLife News

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...