The Regional Development Agency of the Ljubljana Urban Region (RDA LUR) unites 26 municipalities and communities in central Slovenia, in which it supports sustainably oriented business, infrastructural, social, cultural and creative activities. At the same time, it encourages connecting and developing partnership networks among various stakeholders whose activities bolster the region’s sustainable development.
The Startup Roundtable has been organized in 2015. The Startup Roundtable has a simple goal: change the point of view of the local entrepreneur community. This program is much more than a business talk show and networking event series, as it provides support and an intellectual background for its participants. EDC Debrecen Ltd.
The aim of the Smart City Meetups is to facilitate the development of a community in Debrecen which will support the Smart City endeavors and to provide space for the evolution of bottom-up approaches and to ensure the efficient flow of information between the project initiators. The visitors can take part in presentations about the three key areas of Smart City Debrecen on the monthly Start City Meetup events.
!gen Debrecen is a practice-oriented startupper training, which ensure the appropriate theoretical background. The participants need to work as a group for 3 months. The mentors and instructors help their work to reach the final goal. The training ends with a competition, where investors and professionals choose the most promising project in which the winner gets a 200 thousand Forint prize as well.
ABC is the acceleration engine that pushes new businesses and startups to greater heights, by providing services such as mentorship, management training, an initial investment and office space. Their vision is to establish South-Eastern Europe as a region of innovation.
Nesta is an innovation charity with a mission to help people and organisations bring great ideas to life. They are dedicated to supporting ideas that can help improve all our lives, with activities ranging from early stage investment to in-depth research and practical programmes. They rely on the strength of the partnerships they form with others to make change happen.
They crowdsourced a complete city-wide Internet of Things data network with the people of Amsterdam in 6 weeks using a new technology named LoraWAN™. They are launching their global campaign to repeat this in every city in the world.
Thingful is a search engine for the Internet of Things, providing a unique geographical index of connected objects around the world, including energy, radiation, weather, and air quality devices as well as seismographs, iBeacons, ships, aircraft and even animal trackers.
Code for All is an international network of organizations who believe that digital technology opens new channels for citizens to more meaningfully engage in the public sphere and have a positive impact on their communities.
Apps for Amsterdam 2 was the second open data contest of the municipality of Amsterdam, in which developers were challenged to build apps based on municipality’s data. Besides the contest, in 2012 and 2013 informative meetings about open data were held where civil servants, developers and anyone interested could ask questions. Apps could be submitted if they relate to one of these six themes; safety, mobility, vacancy, energy, tourism & culture and democracy.