On 17 May 2017, SCIS organised a webinar on "Regulatory, financial and social barriers and solutions for innovation", which presented the SCIS framework for addressing non-technical issues in the fields of Energy, Mobility & Transport and ICT in the context of smart cities. It showcased examples of main financial and economic barriers encountered by smart cities projects; regulatory and administrative barriers, and measures needed to promote social acceptance and uptake of technologies and solutions. The EU-funded projects REMOURBAN and CITY-ZEN contributed by sharing their own experiences with non-technical challenges they have encountered and provided recommendations to smart city stakeholders.
The speakers were Jorge Nuñez-Ferrer from the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Miguel Á. García-Fuentes from the CARTIF Technology Centre, and Craig Martin from Delft University of Technology. You can read more about the main aspects addressed by the webinar and the speakers here.
For all those who couldn’t attend the session, you can watch the recording of the webinar here, along with answers to the questions participants raised during the webinar.