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Choose one of the solutions offered on the multifunctional info point!

In the period from 7 to 17 April, 2021, the citizens of Rijeka were able to directly join the CEKOM project (Center of Competence for Smart Cities)- a three-year project of national importance and also the largest development project in Croatia in the field of information and communication solutions aimed at improving the quality of life of citizens. As part of this project, the citizens of Rijeka will have the opportunity to choose one from

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Smart public lighting – an economical and eco-friendly solution

The primary function of public lighting is to ensure the traffic of people and vehicles at night, and its secondary function is highlighting of the area ambient conditions in a manner that does not endanger the safety of traffic nor causes light pollution. According to the Fund for Environmental Protection and Energy Efficiency, public lighting takes 3% of total energy consumption in Croatia. As part of the communal infrastructure of each populated area, public lighting

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Security Barometer – an application that increases quality of life in the city

As a degree of protection from danger, harm, or criminal activity, security is often perceived as a subjective category. The inhabitants of an individual city feel more or less safe, which consequently positively or negatively changes the perception of that city, its tourist indicators, but also the quality of life of its citizens. Judging by the review of the basic safety indicators in the Republic of Croatia (data from 2010 to 2019) and the crime

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Smart waste – A smart waste management system

Many residents of Rijeka are not aware that the waste bins painted by the works of Rijeka‘s artists, which can be found in various locations throughout the city, are actually “smart” and sustainable. Namely, depending on its type and capacity, the bins installed by the Municipal Company Čistoća Rijeka enable the collection of mixed or recyclable waste. They have a built-in sensor that measures tank‘s fullness and automatically notifies when it is ready to be

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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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