Smart cities built like Lego

In these days one of the hot topics in Europe is “smart city”. People are working on new technologies and innovative projects to make cities smarter. Many events on smart city are all around the World. Recently, one of the biggest event, Smart City Expo World Congress 2014, was held on 18-20 November 2014 in…

Open APIs Discussed in Istanbul

FIWARE and CitySDK APIs promoted by TAGES during “Opportunities in the API World” session of Turkcell Technology Summit 2014 which was held on 12-13 November 2014 in Haliç Congress Center. Turkcell Technology Summit 2014 was held on 12-13 November 2014 in Haliç Congress Center. Organized by the market leader of the telecommunications market in Turkey,…

Digital Agenda Focus in Ankara

Digital agenda topics were discussed during 31st National Informatics Meeting and Ankara Informatics Fair which were held on November 6-9 2014, in Ankara. Many representatives of the informatics sector, including TAGES, were invited and 9 ministries of the Turkish Republic along with the Municipality of Ankara, Information and Communications Technologies Authority (ICTA/BTK) and the Digital…

Free Internet and Governance

This year’s Internet Governance Forum (IGF), the 9th Annual Meeting, was held on Sep 2-5, 2014 in Istanbul. Its main theme was agreed as “Connecting Continents for Enhanced Multi-Stakeholder Internet Governance” and the sub-themes were policies enabling access, content creation, dissemination and use, internet as an engine for growth and development, IGF and the future…

Open Data Love Never Ends

CitySDK (Smart City Service Development Kit and its applications) Project, the big adventure on open data, had started together with 23 project partners from 8 different EU countries in 2012 and after very successful two years, the final meeting of the Project realized in Helsinki on June 10-11, 2014. This is only the last meeting…

What is going on in Horizon2020?

The European Commission has launched the new biggest EU funding programme for Research and Innovation, Horizon 2020, and the first calls of the programme were published on Dec 11th, 2013. The first Project proposals have been submitted and some of them were already evaluated. The negotiation process for the participation to the H2020 finalized between…

How Adults Learn Open Innovation

The OPEN (Open Innovation for Adult Learning) Project ended with a final meeting hosted by Spanish partner Inercia Digital in El Rompido, Spain on June 19-22, 2014. OPEN Project, which is an LLP, Grundtvig Learning Partnership Project, started in 2012 with the participation of four Project partners; Inercia Digital (Spain), TAGES (Turkey), Gecko (UK) and…