Ten UK cities shortlisted to bid for share of £840m to improve transport

They could include upgrades such as new bus routes, smart technology aimed at reducing congestion or docking stations for e-bikes

UK flexibility platform provider raises £18.6m

Origami Energy uses smart technology that allows utilities, traders, network operators and consumers remotely monitor and control different assets in real-time

Smart cities ‘held back by low budgets’

Global smart city programmes are being held back by limited budgets, a lack of infrastructure and short-term mindsets among stakeholders and policymakers. That’s according to a new report from Philips Lighting and SmartCitiesWorld, which suggests around a tenth of city authorities lack the capacity to implement smart, integrated technologies in their municipality. It suggests the […]

Bye bye book shelves, hello smart tech!

Almost three quarters (73%) of people have adopted smarter technologies in their homes. A new survey of 2,000 UK homeowners found around half of respondents think CD/DVD stands (52%) and a third believe bookshelves (34%) are becoming obsolete due to smarter solutions available on the market. Around four in 10 people say they’d like to […]

Energy projects to adopt technology used by Bitcoin

Two new energy projects aim to explore how new digital technology could transform the sector. They are part of seven Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT) projects that have collectively secured more than £3.6 million of investment from the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC). The technology is essentially a series of databases which are shared […]

London joins €25m smart technology trial

London is joining forces with other European cities for a €25 million (£19m) project to trial smart technologies. Using the River Thames to heat homes, testing electric bikes, installing solar panels and applying digital systems to better manage energy supply and demand are some of the projects that will be put to the test in […]

US invests $1bn to boost clean energy

The US has announced it will invest more than $1 billion (£0.64bn) to boost the clean energy economy. As part of President Obama’s Clean Power Plan, the Department of Energy (DOE) will use the cash to support energy projects such as solar rooftops and smart grid technology. DOE, through the Advanced Research Projects Agency–Energy (ARPA-E), […]

Trade body gets smart

An American trade association has formed a committee, which aims to advance the state of smart technology. The Consumer Electronics Association has set up a committee, which aims to accelerate the development of smart technology to help their clients introduce them into the market and improve their compatibility with the future smart grid. The smart […]