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Examples of good practice of traffic management in the cities

With an increased growth of cities and population that is tied to them, challenges with transport are growing. Traffic jams, traffic safety, travel speed, pollution and other environmental challenges affect the economy, and thus the quality of life, so the smart solutions industry for the smart cities is focused on solving problems related to traffic and mobility. In CEKOM, we face challenges through two research-developmental projects: Through Connected Traffic, an advanced information and communication system

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The first surveyings of the underground infrastructure were held

Several surveyings of the underground infrastructure were held at various locations in Rijeka, as part of the project activity for the system development for automatic processing and recognition of the underground infrastructure based on radar records, as part of the Smart City 4DII project. The members of the project teams′ partners became acquainted with the peculiarities of the radar records through the performed surveying and internal workshops. For this purpose, at several locations on Martinkovac,

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The City of Rijeka was declared the best in the smart city category

At the conference “Sustainable Cities” held in Zagreb, the research “Analysis of Digital Readiness of Croatian Cities 2020” was presented, in which the City of Rijeka was named the best city in the Smart city category in Croatia. As a criterion for the award, smart, i.e. technologically advanced solutions, as well as the efficiency and individual project recognition in this domain were taken. Some of the criteria that were evaluated in setting the Smart city

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COMPETENCE CENTER FOR SMART CITIES – MORE THAN 95 MILLION GRANT FROM EU FUNDS

At the beginning of March this year, with the approval of the European Union grant from the Operational Program Competitiveness and Cohesion, CEKOM – Competence Center for Smart Cities started with its first preparatory activities. Competence Centers (CEKOM) are part of the innovation infrastructure of the Republic of Croatia and one of the instruments to strengthen the innovation value chain and to foster the innovation of the business sector and its connection with research institutions.

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Rijeka is the most advanced digital city in Croatia

Although more and more cities gradually digitize their business and invest in ‘smart-city’ solutions, and some of the most advanced have developed and integrated strategies of the smart city and have almost completely shifted to digital business, generally speaking – Croatian cities are only in the early stage of digital transition, as well as Croatia as a country with the digital readiness of society and economy at the very heart of Europe. In order to

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Business meeting Smart Cities & Urban Technologies in Rijeka and Zagreb

ADVANTAGE AUSTRIA – The Austrian Foreign Trade Bureau is organizing a two-day economic meeting on the theme of Smart Cities and Urban Technologies in Rijeka and Zagreb on 8 and 9 May 2019. The event partners are the cities of Rijeka and Zagreb, as well as the SMART RI Smart Competence Center, Regional Development Agency for Northwest Croatia REGEA and Zagreb Innovation Center ZICER. Zagreb, the capital of Croatia, in 2019 represents its Smart City

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Smart Ri completed the second phase of the CEKOM competition

By the Ministry of Economy, Entrepreneurship and Craft we got on 15.4.2019. notification of the successful passage of the 2nd stage of verification and referral to the Level 2 Intermediary Body, the SAFU, on the eligibility of expenditure as part of the Phase 3. After more than 3 years of proceedings, we can hope that the process will be completed by summer 2019 and that project activities will start in the last quarter of this

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Sharing economy – Digital platforms that change supply and demand relationships

The fastest growing global retailer does not have a physical sales point. The world’s largest taxi driver does not own any car. The world’s largest provider of accommodation does not own any real estate. What enables Amazon, Uber and Airbnb to rule the powerful economic sectors? The new economy, as the official Chinese government calls it. Sharing economics. Significant annual global growth of the sharing economy is estimated at 140%. The European Commission estimates the

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Key indicators of smart city performance

Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) are useful not only for evaluating the efficiency of city services, but also for analyzing how one or a set of changes will contribute to urban transformation into a smart sustainable city, providing a basis for standardization, KPIs can also enable comparisons between different cities to determine which is ‘smarter’ or ‘more sustainable’ in the context of solving a particular problem. As with any form of planning, stakeholders need to analyze

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