case studies list for innovation

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case study date : 24-11-2016

  •  cooperation
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Athens engages citizens in reform

Athens has seen the value of harnessing the active civil society that has emerged during Greece’s financial and social crisis. Its synAthina social innovation platform is facilitating novel community-led solutions for local problems and a new culture of public policy making.

case study

case study date : 21-11-2016

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: OPEN Glasgow - City Data Hub

Enabling easier and wider access to data is giving Glasgow new insights into its value in stimulating civic innovation. Service providers, start-ups and citizens are using the data to take a fresh look at the city and come up with new, practical solutions to its challenges.

case study

case study date : 29-04-2016

  •  economy

Cities supporting entrepreneurship and small businesses: Riga - 'Kick Off' grant programme

The city council in Riga, together with one of Latvia's largest banks, has created a grant programme 'Kick Off' having the following purposes : develop small and medium-sized businesses in the city, facilitate the return of economic refugees and reach the European standards of welfare as quickly as possible.

case study

case study date : 30-03-2016

  •  environment

Cities in action: The Bristol Method

Bristol has created an online toolkit enabling cities around the world to understand and apply the lessons it has learned in becoming a more sustainable city. With guidance on everything from creating a vision to measuring success, The Bristol Method represents a valuable legacy of the city’s year as European Green Capital.

case study

case study date : 30-11-2015

  •  mobility

Cities in action: Fast-Tracking intelligent transport systems, Tampere

Tampere’s ITS Factory is fast tracking intelligent transport systems (ITS) by providing a collaborative working environment supporting progress from concept to commercialisation. Cities are increasingly turning to ITS to meet their transport challenges, but barriers are still preventing major breakthroughs.

case study

case study date : 12-05-2015
good practices

  •  environment
  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Interactive energy classification map, Vilnius

An innovative interactive energy map lets Vilnius citizens access and compare energy performance data for every apartment block in the city, online.

case study

case study date : 14-04-2015
cities in action

  •  economy

Cities in action: Entrepreneurs for the Future, Birmingham

Young startup businesses benefit from tailored support and being part of a community. That's what makes Birmingham's 'Entrepreneurs for the Future' (e4f) programme stand out: it offers bespoke support and the chance to join a network of like-minded startups.

case study

case study date : 16-06-2014
good practices

  •  economy
  •  knowledge society
  •  mobility

Cities in action: Gijon's Citizen Card for transport

Imagine a single card that allows you to pay your bus fare, hire a bike and take out a library book: that’s Gijon’s ‘Citizen Card’. Today, 250,000 of Gijon’s citizens – 80% of the city’s population - carry this card, unlocking services and facilities across the city.

case study

case study date : 07-05-2014
cities in action

  •  knowledge society

Cities in action: Helsinki Region Infoshare (HRI)

In 2010, the cities of the Helsinki Metropolitan Area began sharing public data for anyone to use freely. These open datasets, available through a web platform (www.hri.fi), make it possible for citizens to develop applications and follow public decision making.

case study

case study date : 04-03-2014
cities in action