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Trondheim city and IOTA gears up its smart city development towards Sustainable Development Goals

Today, the municipality of Trondheim enters into deeper cooperation with the IOTA Foundation and eight other companies to tackle sustainable development goal challenges in smart cities.

Before providing more details, here’s a bit of background on the progress of this collaboration to date. The IOTA Foundation, the city of Trondheim and partners launched the Data Marketplace initiative in 2017. A number of joint initiatives have happened since then. On 6 July 2018, the +CityxChange proposal was formally accepted by the European Commission to become a new smart city lighthouse project, under the EU Horizon 2020 “Smart Cities and Communities” topic. In August 2019, IOTA — together with ENTRA, Jaguar Land Rover and Engie Lab Crigen — showcased a unique proof of concept demonstrating the potential use of the IOTA technology for tracing sustainable energy, from positive energy buildings all the way to electric vehicles. A smart city publication was then produced to explain the potential of IOTA as the backbone of open and transparent smart city infrastructure and IoT enabled digital services and business models.

Trondheim municipality was appointed by the UN in Geneva in 2019 as a UN Center for Sustainable Development. Now, together with the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and the UN Global smart city program, the “United 4 Smart Sustainable Cities (U4SSC)” is centered around Trondheim’s work to develop and disseminate knowledge of how cities and communities can achieve the UN’s sustainability goals. The UN Center in Trondheim cooperates with companies and organizations, which by virtue of their core business, represent particularly important contributions to sustainable development. Other companies signing this week’s MoU include: Ducky, Folkeinvest, GreenStock, Læringsliv, Reframing Studio, SoCentral, Strise, Urban Trigger Agency.

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