Digital Transformation


New technologies, such us robotics, Artificial Intelligence, Augmented and Virtual Reality, as well as 5G connectivity and cloud platforms, are changing the way we live in cities.

smart grid

How data is helping in the energy transition

Author | Esther Fuldauer The only way to slow climate change will be by changing our energy system. But there are many financial, social and technical hurdles which must first be overcome when transitioning from using energy from fossil fuels to clean renewable sources. In the path of energy transition, being overly ...
Digital Twins

Smarter cities are born with digital twins

Author | Esther Fuldauer There’s a new buzzword in smart cities: Digital Twin. Digital twins are hot -but they are not new. They have been around since the early 2000s, but it has only been until now that they started to be affordable thanks to the Internet of Things. First born in ...

Social score system: A tool to oppress or reward citizens?

Author |David Bravo Some of the goals of smart cities include coordinated emergency management, traffic optimisation or creating infrastructures based on citizens’ needs. In short, for public entities to enhance social harmony through technology. An example of these policies is the social credit score system being implemented by the Chinese government. The ...

Helsinki: opening new frontiers in digital tourism

Author | Patricia Liceras Helsinki is making the most of its new title of European Capital of Smart Tourism, which it was awarded at the end of last year together with Lyon for its innovative approach to tourism, among others. The Finish capital is now focusing all its attention on attracting one ...