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EU-China Smart Cities Cooperation (May 2013 – April 2014)

Smart City report Final July 2014

Smart City report White Paper Final July 2014


EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Exchange Forum (Beijing, 28-30 April 2014)

Amsterdam_The city as an open platform

Barcelona_Smart City

Copenhagen_Smart City

Florence_Smart City

Lyon_Smart City Strategy

Manchester_Future City

Venice_Smart City

Vilnius_Smart Vilnius

Zagreb_Upgrading Infrastructure and Public Service Delivery

Key Finding of the Comparative Report on Smart Cities_Expert team

Heat Metering and Energy Consumption Monitoring and Management Platform of Tianjin


Photographs from EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Exchange Forum (Beijing, April 2014)

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2013 EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum (Smart City Sub-Forum in Beijing, 21 November 2013)

List of smart cities

Smart city agenda

EU-China Smartcities newsletter 2

Innovation for a sustainable smart city_Pan Li

Manchester Future City_Bernard Priest

Murcia Smart City_Camara Botia

Smart and Sustainable Solutions_Angeloluca Barba

Smart Florence_Pechino

EU-China Smart City Cooperation_Shaun Topham


Photographs from 2013 EU-China Urbanisation Partnership Forum (Smart City Sub-Forum in Beijing, 21 November 2013)

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EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation internal meeting of the technical expert group (Guangzhou, 30 May 2013)

Smart City Project Methodology_Jeanette Whyte

Smart City Report Structure_Thomas Hart


Photographs from EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation internal meeting of the technical expert group (Guangzhou, 30 May 2013)

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Workshop #1 (Manchester, 7-9 July 2014)

Workshop 1 – Final Report



Tom Rowlands – CitySDK

Steve Turner – Programme Definition

Michael Burns – Monday

Martine Tommis – IREEN

Jon Lovell – MSP Future Cities Tour 8th July 2014

Jon Brookes – Overview

Jon Brookes – Open Data

John Hindley

Gavin Elliott

Dave Coleman

Claire Lowe

Corin Wilson

Jaak Vlasveld


EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Study Tour to Europe (Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Venice, June-July 2014)

The EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Study Tour to Europe report reports on the EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Study Tour to Europe.


Photographs from EU-China Green Smart City Cooperation Study Tour to Europe (Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Venice, June-July 2014)

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Sister projects

BESOS is enhancing existing neighborhoods with decision support systems which provide coordinated Smart City public infrastructure management and by providing information for citizens which promotes sustainability and energy efficiency.

CHOICE aimed to provide timely input and follow-up on common ICT R&D priorities and future cooperation opportunities between the EC and China by assisting dialogue meetings and increasing their visibility.

CITYOPT is improving sustainability by enabling more energy-efficient built environments through CITYOPT applications, partnerships and business models.

COOPERATE is developing an open and scalable neighborhood service and management platform which will integrate local monitoring and control functions with a cloud-based service platform for the delivery of innovative energy management services.

DAREED is delivering an ICT service platform and tools designed to foster energy efficiency and low-carbon activities at neighborhood, city and district level.

DoF is aiming to increase energy efficiency in city districts with innovative ICT approaches which will collect, register and monitor energy data within a cloud-based platform.

DRAGON-STAR Plus will support the European and Chinese research communities to establish collaborations under Horizon 2020 and beyond, provide a cooperation platform and tools to policy makers and provide an ERA-NET style platform to funding agencies for exchanging best practices and planning joint activities in the field.

The European Innovation Partnership on Smart Cities and Communities (EIP-SCC) is an initiative supported by the European Commission which brings together cities, industry, SMEs, banks, research and other smart city actors in order to advance European smart cities.

ENVISION is providing an online environmental services infrastructure with ontologies which aim to support non-ICT-educated users through the processes of semantic discovery, adaptive chaining and the composition of environmental services.

EPIC-HUB is developing a new methodology, an extended architecture and services capable of providing improved neighborhood energy performance.

e-SAVE is contributing to the creation of energy-efficient supply chains through the provision of a system, services and collaboration platform and management tool set which will allow companies to monitor, manage and share energy use and carbon footprint data.

FIWARE is an independent community whose members are committed to building an open and sustainable ecosystem around public, royalty-free and implementation-driven software platform standards which will facilitate the development of new Smart Applications in multiple sectors.

JPI Urban Europe is a joint programme initiative with the aim of creating attractive, sustainable and economically viable urban areas in which European citizens, communities and their surroundings can thrive. Its publications can be downloaded here.

NICE is promoting implementation of the Green Digital Charter (GDC) commitments.

NRG4CAST is busy developing real-time management, analytics and forecasting services for energy distribution networks in both urban and rural communities.

ODYSSEUS is developing an open dynamic systems which will enable holistic energy management in urban areas.

OPTIMUS is playing a key role in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy through its provision of a decision support system designed to help city authorities optimize energy use and reduce CO2 emissions.

REViSITE is contributing to the formation of a Europe-wide ICT for energy-efficiency research community by bringing together the ICT community and crucial application sectors:  grids; construction; manufacturing; and lighting.

Triangulum is one of the three European Smart Cities and Communities Lighthouse Projects, set to demonstrate, disseminate and replicate sound smart city practice. Manchester is a member and Tianjin now has observer status.


UK-China Smartcities-related projects

China-Britain Business Council helps British and Chinese businesses and organisations work together in China, the UK and third markets around the world.

EU SME Centre is a European Union initiative that provides a comprehensive range of hands-on support services European SMEs planning to do business with China.

The European Chamber of Commerce in China is establishing a common voice for the various business sectors of the European Union and European businesses operating in China.


Smart-cities related presentations and publications

The Arup smart cities presentation represents a concise introduction to the smart city concept.

The BSI guide to the role of the planning and development process supports the smart city planning and development process by providing guidance for ensuring that developments and infrastructure projects are designed and built in a way that facilitates the city’s progress towards becoming smarter.

The BSI micro-guide for developing sustainable communities is a guide for cities aiming to establish sustainable communities.

The BSI standards for success in city IT and construction projects presentation presents the BSI’s standards for success in city IT and construction projects.

The CHOICE report on its final event reports on the project’s October 2015 final event.

The DRAGON STAR Plus – JPI Urban Europe workshop write-up outlines everything covered in the recent DRAGON STAR Plus – JPI Urban Europe workshop.

The EC presentation on EU support to smart cities – coordination among EU instruments and funds discusses how smart cities can obtain EU funds in support of their pursuit to become smarter cities.

The  E-Forum Lisbon presentation on EU-China smart city achievements presents recent EU-China smart city achievements.

The Horizon 2020 Advisory Board on International Cooperation final report provides recommendations with regard to short-term actions to foster International Horizon 2020.

The Horizon 2020 China fact sheet presents to China-focused European SMEs all necessary facts on China.

The PDSF Comparative Study of Smart Cities in Europe and China offers a valuable overview of smart cities in Europe and China.

The Sigma Orionis Lisbon presentation on strengthening EU STI and ICT cooperation with China offers guidance on how to strengthen EU STI and ICT cooperation with China.

IBM’s Smart Thinking for a Smarter Planet succinctly introduces the smart concept.

UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office – UK-China Smart Green Cities:  Planning and Governance identifies a series of recommendations which, if implemented, will help to accelerate the significant opportunity for collaboration between the UK and China.


Business-related publications

The Fact Sheet on the 8th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue outlines the 8th UK-China Economic and Financial Dialogue.

The Government Office for Science review on UK–China City Region Partnerships and Network Development has been commissioned as part of the UK Government’s Foresight Future of Cities Project.

The UK-China collaborative research IP Toolkit has been designed to help non-IP experts handle issues relating to the ownership and exploitation of IP rights generated from UK-China collaboration.

UK Government Department for Business Innovation and Skills – The Smart City Market:  Opportunities for the UK is a market assessment of smart solutions inn five verticals:  water, waste, energy, transport and assisted living.

UK Government Intellectual Property Office – Guidance Notes Supplement:  Research Collaboration Agreements with China Entities informs businesses on research collaboration agreements within China entities.